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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
New grant allocation for child care providers

An additional $114 million in grants will be available for child care providers across the state through the Business Interruption Grants (BIG) program, the second round of funding dedicated to…


Monday, September 28, 2020
Week in Review: Battling corruption, flu shot, jobs & more

ETHICSHouse Special Investigating Committee to hear from ComEd. The Chicago electric utility holding company is one of the focal points of the Committee’s investigation into allegations that House Speaker Michael J….


Monday, September 21, 2020
Reminder about farm vehicle safety

As we move into the fall there will be more farm vehicles out in the fields and on the roads. As part of National Farm Safety and Health Week the…


Friday, September 18, 2020
The Week in Review – September 18

ETHICS U.S Attorney’s Office Sends Official Response to Parameters for Special Investigating Committee.  The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District has responded to both letters from Rep. Demmer and Rep….


Monday, September 14, 2020
McLean and Tazewell among 30 counties at coronavirus warning level

The Illinois Department of Public Health has announced that 30 counties, including McLean and Tazewell are now at a warning level due to coronavirus spread. To reach a warning level,…


Wednesday, September 2, 2020
New mask mandate in bars and restaurants

A new requirement issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health will require that masks be worn during any interaction with the staff of a restaurant. This requirement applies when…


Tuesday, September 1, 2020
One-Year Extension of Driver’s License Expiration for Seniors Age 75+

The Illinois Secretary of State announced that the expiration date for valid driver’s licenses held by Illinois drivers who are 75 years of age or older has been extended for…


Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Sommer named “Champion of Free Enterprise”

State Representative Keith Sommer (R-Mackinaw) has been named a “Champion of Free Enterprise” by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce for, “special contributions to the defense of free enterprise, and the…


Monday, July 27, 2020
Grants available for child care providers

Eligible child care providers in Illinois are now able to apply for funding to help them re-open in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. A total of $270 million in…


Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Beware of unemployment fraud

If you receive unemployment benefits that you never applied for, you may be the victim of a scam. Don’t respond to any calls, emails, or text messages telling you to…