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A local agency in Clinton was recognized by the Governor during his daily COVID-19 Press Briefing Saturday.


Gov. JB Pritzker took the time Saturday during his press briefing to recognize the goodness provided by organizations in Illinois. Encore Developmental Services in Clinton was one that made the cut.



Stephanie Coonce, Director of Encore Developmental Services, indicated a member of her staff had the idea of wishing members of their day program a happy birthday. After the videos receiving multiple likes on Facebook, Coonce submitted it to the IDHS's bright spots.



Coonce says this recognition validates the role that Encore plays in the community. She says Encore is a relatively small agency so it was nice to be recognized.


Coonce says the birthday celebrations were a morale booster for everyone involved including her staff.

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