SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (May 30, 2024) — Leaders with the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools (IARSS) spend time each year helping schools understand the state’s teacher-shortage crisis. As the school year ends, they help celebrate the educators who selflessly serve students across Illinois.

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (May 29, 2024)  The Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (IARF), representing community providers of services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and serious mental illnesses, today issued the following statement after the final state budget proposal was acted on by the Illinois Legislature:

PEORIA, ILLINOIS (May 6, 2024)  They poured concrete to lay bricks. They built tiny buildings, repaired diesel engines, and raced the clock and each other to be the best at more than 150 events — and they just might have found their successful career path in the process.

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (May 3, 2024) — The Simon Wiesenthal Center, through its Illinois Mobile Museum of Tolerance, announced the winners of its 4th annual “Your Voice: Changing the World, One Speech at a Time” contest. The competition, which was open to students between sixth to twelfth grades, challenged participants to craft a three-minute, 450-word essay based on Simon Wiesenthal's statement: “The history of man is the history of crimes, and history can repeat.

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (March 20, 2024) — Local food is getting an important shot in the arm with the distribution this spring of nearly $2 million in state funding. But it’s clear more support is needed to meet the state’s growing local needs.

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (February 22, 2024) — The Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, representing community providers of services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and serious mental illnesses, issued the following statement February 21, after Governor JB Pritzker presented his 2025 state budget proposal:

SPRINGFIELD, ILLLINOIS (February 22, 2024) — The Transportation for Illinois Coalition, an umbrella organization of business, labor and infrastructure groups that advocates for federal and state transportation funding, today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Pritzker’s proposed Fiscal Year 2025 budget plan:

LINCOLN, ILLINOIS (January 2, 2024) Occupational cancer is claiming the lives of more fire-fighters than any other cause, including fires and other on-scene incidents.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (October 9, 2023)  Illinois has made encouraging progress to address educator shortages, despite historic challenges presented by COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns. But persistent problems remain, and Illinois must prepare to provide significant aid to schools through informed financial investments and policy changes, according to new research from a statewide policy advocacy organization.

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (August 15, 2023) — State Representative Bob Rita has a new solution in Illinois law for anyone interested in fishing across the state but not so sure about paying the license fee.

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