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Monday, September 21, 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…


Wednesday, August 26, 2020
New mask mandate effective today

Earlier this week, the governor announced revised guidelines for restaurants and bar establishments statewide to operate safely and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  These latest guidelines require patrons to…


Tuesday, August 25, 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…


Monday, August 17, 2020
IDPH Launches Travel Map to Provide Guidance on Travel Risk

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today launched its new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) travel map to help inform residents of potential risks associated with traveling during the pandemic.  The…


Monday, August 17, 2020
New COVID-19 Mitigation to Take Effect in Region 4

Additional Mitigation Measures to be Implemented on August 18 as Metro East Region Surpasses 8 Percent Positivity Rate Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced new…


Thursday, August 6, 2020
Unemployment benefits extended in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) today announced 20 weeks of state extended benefits (EB) are now available to those who exhaust the allotted 26 weeks of regular state…


Friday, July 31, 2020
11 Illinois Counties at Warning Level COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 11 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  A county enters a…


Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Governor issues new guidance restricting youth sports

The Governor announced new guidance restricting youth and adult recreational organized sports in Illinois. That includes school-based sports such as those governed by the IHSA and IES, travel clubs, private…


Friday, July 24, 2020
New grants for child care providers available

$270 million in funding is now available from the state of Illinois to assist child care providers with reopening in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting today, licensed child…


Friday, July 24, 2020
Four Illinois Counties at Warning Level for Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported four counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  A county enters a…