Census outreach ‘incredibly stymied’ by COVID-19 pandemic

  Organizers forced to adapt as in-person outreach efforts put on hold   By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com      SPRINGFIELD – Like everyone else, Illinois’ census outreach coordinators have had to adapt to a new reality during the COVID-19 pandemic.  “As drastic as this change has been for everyone, it’s the same thing for…

Read More

Downstate judge denies AG request to move lawmaker’s case to Sangamon County

Bailey’s attorney argues request was state looking for a ‘favorable ear’ By REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois ranzel@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — A downstate judge on Friday denied the attorney general office’s request to move to Sangamon County a Republican representative’s lawsuit challenging Gov. JB Pritzker’s authority to issue successive disaster proclamations.      Rep. Darren Bailey, of Xenia,…

Read More

Pritzker announces new job training programs for unemployed Illinoisans

IDPH: 3,239 new COVID-19 cases, 138 deaths By REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois ranzel@capitolnewsillinois.com      SPRINGFIELD — Unemployed Illinoisans will soon have access to free, online skills-based training programs.      Beginning in June and lasting through the end of the year, 3,800 courses and 400 specializations will be offered by over 160 universities through the online learning…

Read More

Pritzker: Employment security department processing claims ‘in timely manner’

Ezike says honor mothers this weekend by staying home as state announces another 138 COVID-19 deaths By REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois ranzel@capitolnewsillinois.com      Gov. JB Pritzker said Thursday, May 7, the Illinois Department of Employment Security is paying benefits to unemployed Illinoisans “in a timely manner” after a number of improvements were made to the…

Read More

Richard Cummings

Richard “Rich” A. Cummings, Jr, 85, of Belleville, Ill., passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, Ill. Private family services with interment at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Ill. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.

Read More

Richard Hacker

Richard Warren Hacker, retired Major League Baseball player, scout and coach, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Fairview Heights, Ill. A private graveside service was held for Rich on Friday, April 24, at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, Ill., where his body will reside near…

Read More

Marsha Quayle

Marsha Rose Quayle, nee Nast, 80, of Villa Rica, Ga., passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. According to Mrs. Quayle’s wishes, she will be cremated and a celebration of life gathering will be held at a later date. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.joneswynn.com.

Read More