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IDPH to send free COVID-19 rapid tests to schools

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Public Health announced it is providing a one-time bulk shipment of 1 million over-the-counter COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to K-12 public school districts for the upcoming school year. The tests will be provided free of charge. The tests are being ...Read more

Crops looking great in August across the state

SPRINGFIELD – The latest USDA Crop Report shows Illinois Corn and Soybeans on track for a great year, with 75% of the corn crop in Good to Excellent Condition. Soybeans trailed slightly, coming in at 70% Good to Excellent Condition. The corn crop is nearly 100% silked, consistent with the ...Read more

Prison upgrades coming to Illinois facilities

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Corrections will be using over $150 million in state funds to move forward with construction and upgrade projects to facilities statewide. Plans include renovation of kitchen and cold storage areas at Pontiac Correctional Center and renovation of the ...Read more