www.illinois.gov

Bruce Rauner, Governor

State Links Skip to Content Skip to State Links

 Government
 Business
 Employment
 Education
 Health & Safety
 Family & Home
 Visiting
 About Illinois
 Illinois.gov

Stay Informed

Your Government


Illinois Flag Honors

Inspector General


 IGNN: State/All Press Releases

The State of Illinois News page provides access to the Illinois Government News Network and all state press releases.

State/All: ILLINOIS NEWS

JANUARY
FEBRUARY
MARCH
APRIL

1999 Releases
2000 Releases
2001 Releases
2002 Releases
2003 Releases
2004 Releases
2005 Releases
2006 Releases
2007 Releases
2008 Releases
2009 Releases
2010 Releases
2011 Releases
2012 Releases
2013 Releases
2014 Releases

Search news

April
2015


April 17, 2015
Illinoisans Receive Governor’s Volunteer Service Award
6thAnnual Awards Ceremony to be Held on April 20thin Springfield
SPRINGFIELD – The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service will present 24 Illinoisans and four businesses with the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award during a special reception at the Hoogland Center for the Arts on April 20, 2015 at 1 p.m. The award recognizes volunteers and volunteer programs that have made a difference in Illinois and highlights the importance of volunteerism and community service.


April 16, 2015
Get Smart About College Planning During Money Smart Week®
College Illinois!® 529 Prepaid Tuition Program offers tips to plan for--and afford--the cost of college
CHICAGO– It’s tax time, and we’ve all got money on the mind. While completing our taxes might not be the most enjoyable task, it offers an opportunity to assess and set our priorities, and get a realistic look at how much we can save and invest. Many of us would like to make saving for college a priority, but the rising cost of tuition can make it seem impossible. As we enter national Money Smart Week® (April 18-25th), the College Illinois!® 529 Prepaid Tuition Program is offering some tips to help make college a reality for Illinois families.


April 15, 2015
Motorcycle Season Revs Up, Riders Urged to “Gear Up-Ride Smart”
New Campaign Touts Staying Safe Through Proper Gear, Education
SPRINGFIELD – Spring is rolling in, the weather is getting warmer and motorcycles are emerging from winter hibernation. Before riders hit the road, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Illinois Motorcycle Dealers Association are reminding them to invest in their safety and “Gear Up-Ride Smart.”


April 14, 2015
IDOT’s Operation Teen Safe Driving Program Announces 2014-15 Winning Schools
Innovative Program Helps Save Lives, Promotes Safe Driving Habits
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation, Ford Motor Company Fund, Allstate Foundation, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and Illinois State Police today announced the winning schools from each of the seven regions of the 2014-15 Operation Teen Safe Driving (OTSD) program.


April 14, 2015
ILLINOIS GROWN MEDICINE AWARDED CULTIVATION CENTER PERMIT IN DISTRICT C
SPRINGFIELD –The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) announced today that Illinois Grown Medicine, LLC, has been awarded a cultivation center permit in District C.


April 14, 2015
State of Illinois Qualifies Additional Medical Cannabis Dispensary Applicants
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) today announced the qualification of two additional applicants seeking to register as medical cannabis dispensing organizations in the City of Chicago.


April 14, 2015
State of Illinois Takes Action on Medical Cannabis Dispensary Applicants
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) today announced the qualification of one applicant and disqualification of another seeking to register as medical cannabis dispensing organizations in Illinois.


April 14, 2015
Governor Rauner Extends Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines for Businesses and Individuals Impacted by Recent Tornado
Deadlines Pushed to October 31, 2015
Springfield – Governor Bruce Rauner today announced that residents affected by the April 9, 2015 tornado and severe weather that devastated parts of DeKalb and Ogle County will now have until October 31 to file tax returns that were due in April of 2015. The extended deadline will provide relief for individuals and local businesses trying to file their returns or payments on time while recovering from the storms.


April 13, 2015
IEMA, American Lung Association Announce Winners in Student Video, Poster Contests
Winning entries raise awareness of radon hazards, importance of testing homes
SPRINGFIELD – Hundreds of students from across the state recently used their creative talents to increase public awareness about the hazards of radioactive radon gas in homes. Nearly 500 posters and 236 one-minute YouTube videos were submitted to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the American Lung Association in Illinois (ALA-IL) for consideration in the annual contests.


April 10, 2015
Governor Press Briefing
SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner will hold a press briefing with IEMA Director and other elected officials and survey damage from the tornadoes that hit north central Illinois last night.


April 10, 2015
Illinois Department of Human Rights Commemorates Fair Housing Month
Agency Launches Fair Housing Training for Housing Providers and Landlords
CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) and the Chicago Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law, Incorporated (CLCCRUL) marked the beginning of Fair Housing Month with a free training for housing providers and landlords on the Illinois Human Rights Act and best practices in avoiding discriminatory acts. The informative training session followed a proclamation by Governor Bruce Rauner, urging all Illinois residents to “to embrace diversity, recognize the importance of equal opportunity in housing and recognize the important work of equal housing advocates” throughout the month of April.


April 10, 2015
Governor Rauner Declares DeKalb and Ogle Counties State Disaster Areas
SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner today declared DeKalb and Ogle counties state disaster areas after severe storms and tornadoes ripped across Illinois. At least two people in DeKalb County are reported dead and roughly a dozen more injured. Dozens of homes and businesses have been damaged or destroyed.


April 10, 2015
Veterans Service Offices Closed Next Week
SPRINGFIELD – All of the State’s Veterans Service Offices will be closed for annual training, as the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Veteran Service Officers (VSO) will be attending mandatory annual training at the Chateau Conference Center & Hotel, Bloomington, from Tuesday, April 14 through Friday, April 17, 2015.


April 9, 2015
Governor Rauner activates State Incident Response Center in Springfield
State agencies ready to assist following tornado touchdowns SPRINGFIELD – Governor Rauner this evening activated the State Incident Response Center (SIRC) in Springfield to ensure state personnel and equipment are ready to be quickly deployed if needed to help local emergency responders with public safety issues following tornado touchdowns in Illinois this evening.


April 8, 2015
IEMA Encourages People to Stay Aware, Be Prepared for Potential Severe Weather This Week
Heavy rainfall, dangerous thunderstorms possible for most of Illinois Wednesday night through Thursday night
SPRINGFIELD – With widespread severe weather predicted for most of Illinois Wednesday night through Thursday night, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) today encouraged people to stay aware of local forecasts and be prepared to act quickly if storm warnings are issued.


April 6, 2015
Illinois OSHA Recognizes Lafayette Steel & Aluminum Sales LLC with SHARP Status
Franklin Park — The Illinois Department of Labor – Illinois OSHA is pleased to announce the newest worksite to be recognized for their achievements in occupational safety and health: Lafayette Steel & Aluminum Sales LLC – Franklin Park, Illinois.


April 6, 2015
Illinois’ Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Reviewing 14 Additional Conditions or Diseases
First hearing scheduled for May 4, 2015
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board (board) is reviewing 22 petitions requesting 14 medical conditions or diseases be added to the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act. After its review, the board will hold a hearing on May 4, 2015 at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago to discuss and listen to technical evidence concerning those 14 medical conditions or diseases. The board will then make a recommendation to the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health about those debilitating conditions or diseases that would benefit from the medical use of cannabis and should be considered for addition to the program.


April 6, 2015
State of Illinois Takes Action on Medical Cannabis Dispensary Applicants
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) today announced the qualification of one applicant and disqualification of another seeking to register as medical cannabis dispensing organizations in Illinois.


April 1, 2015
Don’t Forget Pets When Planning for Disasters
IEMA, local emergency management agencies to focus on pet preparedness throughout April
SPRINGFIELD – Pets are treasured family members in more than half of Illinois households. If your family includes a dog, cat, hamster or other furry, feathered or scaly friends, don’t forget to include their unique needs in your home emergency plans. That’s the message the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management agencies will promote throughout April as part of Pet Preparedness Month in Illinois.

News Categories

 State/All
 Governor's Office
 Lt. Governor's Office
 Agriculture
 Budget/Fiscal
 Business
 Children/Families
 Culture
 Disabilities
 Economic Development
 Education
 Environment
 Flag Honors
 Health/Human Services
 History
 Infrastructure
 Opportunity Returns
 Recovery
 Safety/Security
 Technology
 Tourism/Recreation
 Transportation
 Workforce/Jobs

News Resources

 Search the News
 IIS Radio News
 RSS News Feeds
 e-News Subscriptions
 Communications Office
 Privacy Statement

Features

Sign up for an e-news subscription
Copyright © 2015 State of Illinois Site Map | Illinois Privacy Info | Kids Privacy | Web Accessibility | Contact Us