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IL Gov Pritzker Calls for Nation-wide Mask Wearing Order

Testifying before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security yesterday, Governor Pritzker called on the federal government to require face coverings for individuals in public and to devise a better national strategy centered around testing and contact tracing to try to contain the spread of COVID-19. The Governor also asked for more help from the […]

Minnesota Legislature Still Has a Long To-Do List

From MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE: Days have passed since negotiations broke down last weekend at the Minnesota Legislature and, regrettably, not much has changed. The Senate and House failed to reach agreement on bills before the Senate adjourned and there is, as yet, no set date for another special session. And yet the work – important work […]

Workforce Boards Schedule First of its Kind Statewide Drive-Thru Job Fair

“Despite the staggering economic impacts of COVID in Wisconsin, there are still many employers looking to fill jobs,” said Caleb Frostman, Secretary of the Department of Workforce Development. “We are grateful to our staff and great workforce board partners around the state for delivering innovative, effective virtual job services since COVID hit. We appreciate this […]

Illinois Governor Releases Phase IV Guidelines for Businesses & Industries

This morning, Governor Pritzker released the Phase 4 guidelines that will take effect on Friday, June 26. The IMA has been working with the Governor’s Administration and the Chicago Mayor’s Office during the past few weeks to ensure that the manufacturing sector is represented in these reopening discussions. All manufacturing was permitted to operate under Phase […]