Highland, Indiana, bookstore to host author signing of Lost Hammond, Indiana

Saturday, May 30, 11:30am–3:00pm by Melanie Jongsma HIGHLAND, Ind. (May 22, 2020) – Miles Books (2819 Jewett Avenue in Highland, Indiana) resumed somewhat normal hours when they re-opened earlier this week for walk-ins who observe safe social distancing. The independent bookstore will host Joseph Pete, author of Lost Hammond, Indiana, at a book signing event … Read more

Phase 3 of Restore Illinois Plan updated in consultation with health experts

Bars and restaurants can open for outdoor seating; all state parks to open information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (May 21, 2020) – Yesterday Governor JB Pritzker announced updates to Phase 3 of the state’s Restore Illinois plan. “We are by no means out of the woods, but directionally, things are … Read more

Illinois Connected Communities grants to expand broadband access and use

Grants will help build capacity for remote learning, work from home, and more during the COVID-19 pandemic information provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 20, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Office of Broadband today announced the new Illinois Connected Communities grant program … Read more

Photos: A weary week in quarantine

May 10–16 in Lansing, Illinois by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (May 16, 2020) – Eight weeks into quarantine, much of Lansing was feeling some level of restlessness. Whether in the it’s-not-safe-to-open-yet or the it’s-not-safe-to-stay-closed camp, long days of mostly passive fighting against an invisible virus—and possibly achieving invisible results—made it difficult for anyone to feel … Read more

‘Get Hired’ website connects workers impacted by COVID-19 to employment resources

Administration also partners with Coursera to launch in June, offering online workforce development courses for Illinois job-seekers information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 16, 2020) – Governor JB Pritzker, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), and the Illinois Department of Employment Services (IDES) have launched Get Hired … Read more