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Coronavirus surges in Illinois as vaccinations slow across nation

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Coronavirus surges in Illinois as vaccinations slow across nation

Coronavirus surges in Illinois as vaccinations slow across nation Public Health Officials Announce 7,983 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease Over the Past Week. 73% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose and more than 58% are fully vaccinated. Nationally only 49 percent of Americans, or 139 million people have received the full vaccination,…

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State Senator Michael E. Hastings announces suspension of bid for Secretary of State

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State Senator Michael E. Hastings announces suspension of bid for Secretary of State

State Senator Michael E. Hastings announces suspension of bid for Secretary of State State Senator Michael E. Hastings (D-Tinley Park) today issued the following statement on his decision to suspend his bid for Secretary of State:   “On March 3rd, I announced my intention to run for the office of the Secretary of State. Since the…

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Illinoisans who received at least one COVID vaccination automatically entered in $10 million state giveaway

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Illinoisans who received at least one COVID vaccination automatically entered in $10 million state giveaway

Illinoisans who received at least one COVID vaccination automatically entered in $10 million state giveaway As Illinois Vaccinates 70% of Adults, Gov. Pritzker Launches $10 Million ‘All In for the Win’ Promotion to Reward Vaccinated Residents. Illinois Becomes First State in Midwest to Hit President Biden’s 70% Adult Vaccination Goal. Eligible Illinoisans Automatically Entered into Lottery for…

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Ald. Pat Dowell Calls for Personal Dashboard for the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office 

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Ald. Pat Dowell Calls for Personal Dashboard for the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office 

Ald. Pat Dowell Calls for Personal Dashboard for the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office  Chicago Alderman Pat Dowell, candidate for Democratic nominee for Illinois Secretary of State on Thursday June 17, 2021, released an innovative program for the Secretary of State’s office. She is proposing that the Secretary of State implement a personal dashboard for each…

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Illinois Secretary of State Candidate, David Moore, Offers A Solution to Carjacking Crisis

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Illinois Secretary of State Candidate, David Moore, Offers A Solution to Carjacking Crisis

Illinois Secretary of State Candidate, David Moore, Offers A Solution to Carjacking Crisis Carjackings in Illinois are at an epidemic level. People are afraid in every part of the state. The number of carjackings in 2021 has exceeded 2020, leading the Illinois State Police to announce earlier this year that it’s partnering with federal and local…

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Chicago Families Demand Senate President Don Harmon and Mayor Lori Lightfoot Stop Standing in the Way of Chicago Voters & Families 

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Chicago Families Demand Senate President Don Harmon and Mayor Lori Lightfoot Stop Standing in the Way of Chicago Voters & Families 

Chicago Families Demand Senate President Don Harmon and Mayor Lori Lightfoot Stop Standing in the Way of Chicago Voters & Families  CHICAGO – With four days left in the legislative session, the Grassroots Education Movement (GEM) coalition will hold an 11AM press conference to demand that Mayor Lori Lightfoot step out of the way and…

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Census shows Americans fleeing from the East to the Western states

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Census shows Americans fleeing from the East to the Western states

Census shows Americans fleeing from the East to the Western states The US Census shows populations fleeing from mostly Eastern states overwhelmed with crime, tax funded welfare programs encouraging many to remain home rather than work, and high levels of taxation that include burdening senior citizens. Originally published in the Southwest News Newspaper Group May…

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Chicago Alderman David Moore Enters Secretary of State Race

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Chicago Alderman David Moore Enters Secretary of State Race

Chicago Alderman David Moore Enters Secretary of State Race Chicago South Side Alderman David Moore is announcing his run for Illinois Secretary of State to replace long time incumbent Jesse White, who is retiring at the end of his term in January 2023. Moore is the fifth candidate to enter the race for one of…

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Democratic Party Chair Robin Kelly Names Abby Witt New Executive Director

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Democratic Party Chair Robin Kelly Names Abby Witt New Executive Director

Democratic Party Chair Robin Kelly Names Abby Witt New Executive Director Kelly Says Witt Will Lead Effort to Build New & Inclusive Democratic Party of Illinois (DPI) The Democratic Party of Illinois (DPI) today named Abby Witt as its new Executive Director. An Evanston native, Witt has spent nearly two decades working with progressive campaigns…

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Battle for Secretary of State already brewing in Illinois

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Battle for Secretary of State already brewing in Illinois

Battle for Secretary of State already brewing in Illinois Alexi Giannoulias is the lead candidate in the brewing race to succeed Illinois Secretary of State Jessie White who is retiring. Although the Democratic Party Primary election is not until March 2022, time goes by quickly and the race will quickly become crowded. As the Republican…

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Landek announces over $155 million in funding for local school districts

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Landek announces over $155 million in funding for local school districts

Landek announces over $155 million in funding for local school districts Thirteen local school districts are set to receive over $155 million in additional funding, State Senator Steve Landek (D-Bridgeview) announced today. The funding comes as part of the latest federal COVID-19 relief packages and is meant to address challenges caused by the pandemic. “Now…

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House Redistricting Committee Urges Public to Share Insight at Regional Hearings

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House Redistricting Committee Urges Public to Share Insight at Regional Hearings

House Redistricting Committee Urges Public to Share Insight at Regional Hearings House Redistricting Committee Chair Lisa Hernandez, D-Cicero, is encouraging members of the public and advocates to participate in the process of creating new districts by sharing testimony at the committee’s upcoming regional hearings beginning this week. “People throughout Illinois have insight into their communities…

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