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Governor announces new initiative to promote racial healing

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton on Tuesday announced the Healing Illinois initiative in response to the racial disparities highlighted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Launched in partnership with the Chicago Community Trust (the Trust), the Healing Illinois initiative will provide an opportunity for residents of communities across the state that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 to engage in meaningful dialogue. The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) will oversee the new grant program.

“In order to truly fight inequities and build a better, more inclusive Illinois, we . . .

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