Illinois State News

IDPH Issues Updated Standing Order Allowing Schools to Administer Medications to Counter Opioid Overdoses

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has issued an updated standing...

Gov. Pritzker says His 2025 Budget Makes Important Investments In Higher Education

SPRINGFIELD – Higher education leaders across the state applaud Governor JB Pritzker’s...

In Sweden and Netherlands, Duckworth Reiterates Bipartisan U.S. Commitment to NATO & Helping Ukraine End Russia’s Unjust War  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During her official visit to Sweden and the Netherlands on the eve of the...

Attorney General Raoul: Wabash County Man Sentenced To 40 Years In Prison For Dissemination Of Child Pornography

Chicago – Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced that a Mt. Carmel, Illinois man co-prosecuted...

Duckworth, Durbin Announce $206 Million For Illinois Drinking Water, Wastewater And Stormwater Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), co-founder of the U.S. Senate Environmental...

Durbin, Duckworth Applaud Nominations Of Judge Nancy Maldonado To The Seventh Circuit, Georgia Alexakis To Serve As United States District Court Judge

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee,...

Former President Trump Endorses Mike Bost For Congress

MURPHYSBORO – The 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, announced today that...

Duckworth Reacts To Alabama Court IVF Ruling, Urges Colleagues To Help Pass Her Legislation To Protect Access To IVF

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)—lead sponsor of the Access to...

State Rep. Schmidt Celebrates Special Olympics Gold Medalist Colleen Costello With IDOT Sign Presentation

MILLSTADT - State Representative Kevin Schmidt honored local gymnastics sensation Colleen Costello...

Seasonal Respiratory Viruses Remain At Low Levels Across Illinois

CHICAGO – Respiratory virus cases reman at low levels across the state, the Illinois Department...

Giannoulias Calls For Stronger State Ethics Laws

SPRINGFIELD - Days following the sentencing of Mike Madigan’s former chief of staff, Secretary...

Illinois EPA Releases Second Funding Opportunity For The Energy Efficiency And Conservation Block Grant Program

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Energy has announced...

State And County Announce $250 Million Commitment To Help Close Budget Gap In Asylum Seeker Response

CHICAGO — Governor JB Pritzker and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced thei...

After Senate Passes Critical Ukraine Aid, Duckworth Helps Prepare Emergency Equipment Shipment For Ukraine

SCHILLER PARK, Ill. – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today visited U.S. Ambulances for...

Duckworth Emphasizes Her Support For Early Childhood Education, Working Families With Illinois Parents & Head Start Leaders

BENSENVILLE, Ill. - – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today met with Metropolitan Family...

Illinois Transit Providers Getting $57.1 Million In New Vehicles Through IDOT’s Consolidated Vehicle Procurement Program

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that more than 500...

Durbin, Duckworth Join Colleagues To Urge Department Of Education To Address FAFSA Rollout Issues

WASHINGTON – As the traditional May 1st “college decision day” approaches, U.S....

Durbin Statement On DOJ Inspector General Report On Deaths In BOP Custody

SPRINGFIELD – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee...

Free Income Tax Preparation Assistance Available For Qualifying Taxpayers

CHICAGO – Free income tax preparation is available through several trusted programs across...

Bost Announces Rural Development Grant In Perry County

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) announced today that Perry County will receive a $818,00...

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