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Illinois To Fund Summer Jobs For Low-Income Youth And Young Adults

URBANA – A new statewide effort aims to provide vulnerable young people in Illinois with summer jobs.  The COVID-19 Summer Youth Employment Program provides $9.3 million to fund summer jobs for 2,400 young adults with a focus on low-income youth living in high-poverty communities. State and local officials spoke at a press conference Monday, held […]

Mattoon Accountant Files For Independent Statehouse Bid

MATTOON – An accountant living in Mattoon is running in the 110th Illinois House District against Republican incumbent Chris Miller. Kody Czerwonka filed ballot petitions on July 13 to run for the seat held by Miller, a first-term Republican from rural Oakland. No Democrat has filed to run for the seat, and Czerwonka says he […]

News Around Illinois – July 20, 2020

UIC Gets $22M In Federal Money For Health Research Programs CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois at Chicago will receive $22 million in federal funding for health research programs over the next five years. The money comes from the National Institutes of Health and goes to the university’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science. […]

WATCH LIVE: Pritzker shares COVID-19 Summer Youth Employment Program In Urbana.

NOW LIVE: Gov. Pritzker is holding a press briefing with local elected officials in Urbana to discuss opportunities supported by the COVID-19 Summer Youth Employment Program. Watch live below. The questions we receive from you directly inform the stories we tell and what we investigate. Let us know what you need to know!