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Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Tier 3 mitigations effective Nov 20

With a new wave of COVID-19 surging across the state of Illinois, the Midwest and the nation, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced…


Thursday, October 1, 2020
Grants for Agriculture Businesses hit hard by COVID-19

Applications for funding now available to livestock producers and small meat and poultry plants as a part of the state’s Business Interruption Grants (BIG) Program. The Illinois Department of Agriculture…


Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Halloween safety during COVID-19 Pandemic

Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses. The CDC and IDPH offers several safer ways to participate in Halloween. If you may have COVID-19 or you may…


Tuesday, September 29, 2020
COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigations to Take Effect in Region 1

Region 1 includes Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties.  Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will…


Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Utility Disconnection Moratorium Extended

On Monday, 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…


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…