Posts Tagged “State of Illinois”

More than 10,000 COVID-19 Deaths in Illinois

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More than 10,000 COVID-19 Deaths in Illinois

More than 10,000 COVID-19 Deaths in Illinois Public health officials report 9,935 new cases since yesterday. Orland Park infection rates spike, doubling the average monthly increase to nearly 700 new cases The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 9,935 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 97 additional deaths. – Adams…

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Anniversary of Arab American Recognition in Illinois

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Anniversary of Arab American Recognition in Illinois

Anniversary of Arab American Recognition in Illinois Two years ago in October 2018, Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan introduced legislation that formally recognized April as Arab American Heritage Month at a meeting of the Arab American Democratic Club. Madigan’s legislation made the declaration a state law. Here’s a story recalling that important event in…

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Illinois Census recognizes needs of Arab Americans

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Illinois Census recognizes needs of Arab Americans

Illinois Census recognizes needs of Arab Americans U.S. Census stresses importance of including Arab Americans and Muslims in the 2020 Census count during event at DuSable Museum of African American History on Wednesday. The Census has hired several Arab Americans to assist from Chicago and is receiving support from the influential American Arab Chamber of…

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Public Health Officials Announce 461 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

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Public Health Officials Announce 461 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

Public Health Officials Announce 461 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease The number of Coronavirus cases in Illinois has jumped to 461 and there have been 18 deaths recorded in the state. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 461 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois.  Eight new deaths are also being…

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IL Department of Human Services Announces First Day to Complete the 2020 Census Online

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IL Department of Human Services Announces First Day to Complete the 2020 Census Online

IL Department of Human Services Announces First Day to Complete the 2020 Census Online Illinois residents can complete the census online starting tomorrow March 12, 2020, at my2020census.gov. IDHS refuses to provide information, however, to Arab American organizations on how the state’s $20 million funding is being appropriated and which ethnic and racial groups are being prioritized or ignored…

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Are Census funds to improve count or politics?

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Are Census funds to improve count or politics?

Opinion: Are Census funds to improve count or politics? Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has allocated $20 million for the Census count in Illinois, monies additional to funds allocated by the U.S. Census. But how much of that money is going to count the most undercounted constituency in Illinois and Cook County, the Arab American community?…

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