Thousands of Illinois families qualify for $300 million in utility bills, utility assistance. Here’s How To Sign Up – NBC Chicago

While the first few days of September will feel like summer, colder weather is coming as the days get shorter and the nights longer. And according to a forecast from The Old Farmers Almanac, this year’s winter forecast for the Chicago area includes “cooling cold and lots and lots of snow.” And the colder it … Read more

Governor Pritzker declares Illinois monkeypox virus outbreak a public health emergency

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois Governor JB Pritzker on Monday declared the monkeypox virus a public health emergency and declared Illinois a disaster area related to the disease. The statement applies statewide and will enable the Illinois Department of Public Health to coordinate logistics to aid in vaccine distribution and treatment and prevention efforts. The statement … Read more

Governor Pritzker declares Illinois monkeypox virus outbreak a public health emergency

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois Governor JB Pritzker on Monday declared the monkeypox virus a public health emergency and declared Illinois a disaster area related to the disease. The statement applies statewide and will enable the Illinois Department of Public Health to coordinate logistics to aid in vaccine distribution and treatment and prevention efforts. The statement … Read more

NBC News – NBC Chicago

In a six-way race to take on Democratic administration JB Pritzker in November, Senator Darren Bailey will win the Republican nomination, NBC News Projects. Bailey, who was elected to the state senate from Xenia, received significant support and coveted endorsement from former President Donald Trump in the late stages of the primary cycle. Bailey fended … Read more

Pritzker signs bill to expand mental health workforce

Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — Governor JB Pritzker signed a bill Friday aimed at expanding the number of mental health professionals in the state and improving access to mental and behavioral health services statewide. Senate Bill 3617, an omnibus mental health bill, was passed unanimously by both houses this spring. Among other things, it … Read more