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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…


Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Expired driver’s licenses, vehicle registrations extended to November 1

The Illinois Secretary of State has announced that all driver’s licenses, vehicle registrations, ID cards, restricted driving permits, and monitoring device driving permits that are currently expired or scheduled to…


Monday, July 13, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program extended to August 8

The popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been extended until August 8. The program has $130 billion to lend. PPP loans funds to small businesses based on 10 weeks worth of payroll…


Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Deadline for Round 1 of BIG grants to small businesses is today

The deadline to apply for the first round of Business Interruption Grants (BIG) is today, Tuesday, July 7th at 5pm. The state is providing $60 million in the first round to businesses…


Friday, June 26, 2020
State grants available to help businesses affected by COVID-19

Applications open today, June 26, for Illinois businesses seeking assistance from the state’s Business Interruption Grants (BIG) program. The program, run by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity,…


Thursday, June 25, 2020
ISBE, IDPH release plans for re-opening schools in the fall

This week the Illinois State Board of Education, in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Public Health, released its guidelines for re-opening all public and private schools for classes this…


Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Illinois moving to Phase Four of re-opening this weekend

After more than three months under the “stay at home” orders, all four regions of the state are now on track to enter Phase Four of the Restore Illinois re-opening…


Saturday, May 23, 2020
VIDEO: Rep. Sommer Demands General Assembly Input on Restore Illinois Plan

State Representative Keith Sommer (R-Morton) spoke out in the House of Representatives’ special session Saturday, calling for representatives to have a voice in the state’s re-opening from Governor Pritzker’s stay…


Wednesday, May 6, 2020
‘Restore Illinois’ plan announced for phased re-opening of Illinois

Yesterday Governor Pritzker announced a phased, regional plan for gradually lifting the stay at home order and re-opening Illinois for business. The plan will split the state into four regions…


Monday, April 6, 2020
More resources for responding to the coronavirus emergency

As the coronavirus outbreak continues, it has affected a large number of Illinoisans in many different ways. Below is some information which I hope will be helpful to our friends…