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New jobless claims fall sharply as unemployment rate drops New jobless claims fall sharply as unemployment rate drops

New jobless claims fall sharply as unemployment rate drops

First-time unemployment claims fell sharply last week as both the state and national economies have begun gradually reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic.

UPDATE: Expansion of vote by mail, curbside voting will head to governor UPDATE: Expansion of vote by mail, curbside voting will head to governor

UPDATE: Expansion of vote by mail, curbside voting will head to governor

A state Senate committee approved a bill to expand the use of vote-by-mail and curbside voting in future elections, advancing it to the Senate floor which is the final step before it would head to the governor for a signature.

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Gov. Pritzker announces a path to full reopening while also revising his budget proposal by adding $350 million for K-12 education. And the controversies over redistricting continue at the Statehouse. CNI's Peter Hancock, Jerry Nowicki and Sarah Mansur discuss.

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