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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…


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…