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WI Gov Evers Issues New Face Coverings Order

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today declared a new public health emergency in Wisconsin due to recent surge in cases among young people and issued a new face coverings order effective immediately. Executive Order #90 is available here. Emergency Order #1 is available here. Both orders are effective immediately and will expire after sixty days or with a subsequent […]

Illinois Top Consumer and Producer of Energy in Midwest

The U.S. Energy Information Administration released data this week showing that Illinois is both a top consumer and producer of energy in the Midwest. Our state led the region with 4.0 quadrillion Btu’s consumed while generating 2.6 quadrillion Btu’s. Total energy production and consumption in Illinois accounted for 17 percent of the total in the […]

20 Weeks of Extended Regular State Benefits Now Available

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) today announced 20 weeks of state extended benefits (EB) are now available to those who exhaust the allotted 26 weeks of regular state unemployment and the additional 13 weeks of federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) benefits. Illinois law provides for 20 weeks of EB during times of […]