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Monday, October 5, 2020
Livestock Producers Can Apply for Business Interruption Grants

Illinois livestock producers and small meat and poultry plants impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to receive business interruption grants. Applications are available through October 31. Apply here.


Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Where to Watch Round Two of the Madigan Special Investigating Committee Today

The House Special Investigating Committee looking into an alleged ComEd bribery scheme involving Speaker Michael Madigan will meet today at 2 p.m. in Springfield to consider testimony by ComEd’s top…


Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Utility Disconnection Moratorium Extended

This week, the Illinois Commerce Commission announced the moratorium on disconnections has voluntarily been extended by several state regulated utilities through the Winter 2021 for eligible low-income residential customers, and…


Tuesday, September 22, 2020
DCEO Offers Webinar to Help Businesses Apply for BIG Grants

From the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity: Join the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, The Resurrection Project, Greater Auburn Gresham CDC, Chicago…


Friday, September 18, 2020
POW-MIA Remembrance Day: Our Heroes Are Never Forgotten

Today we remember and honor our nation’s heroes who were held captive as prisoners of war and those who remain missing. You are not forgotten. 


Friday, September 11, 2020
September 11, 2001

We remember. And we honor those who lost their lives.


Monday, September 7, 2020
Celebrate American Workers!

Have a happy and safe Labor Day!


Wednesday, September 2, 2020
COVID contact tracing scams reported in Illinois – be alert

Be alert for COVID contact tracing scams making the rounds in Illinois. Legitimate contact tracers will not ask for your Social Security number, and contact tracing does not require an…


Monday, August 24, 2020
Session Review 2020

Coronavirus Dominates Spring Session Illinois was one of the first states in the nation to report a confirmed coronavirus case, back in January, and Illinois was also among the first…


Thursday, August 20, 2020
Remembering “Big Jim” Thompson

This week Illinois says goodbye to its 37th Governor, the history-making James R. Thompson. Illinois’ longest-serving governor, Thompson passed away Friday at the age of 84. Governor Thompson left a…