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Thursday, April 9, 2020
Remote Notarization permitted through duration of Stay at Home order

In order to further eliminate barriers that hinder virtual or remote real estate closings and all related financial transactions during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor’s Office, the Secretary of…


Thursday, April 9, 2020
Federal Reserve to provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans to support economy

The Federal Reserve on Thursday took additional actions to provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans to support the economy. This funding will assist households and employers of all sizes…


Thursday, April 9, 2020
Protect your info when working from home

FBI warns of telework vulnerabilities in a recent public service announcement. Scammers and hackers have seized upon vulnerabilities of work at home technology set-ups putting your information at risk. Inc…


Wednesday, April 8, 2020
COVID-19 prevention guidelines updated

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has updated guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19, which now includes wearing a cloth mask when people must go out in public…


Tuesday, April 7, 2020
State Museum wants your COVID-19 stories

Illinois State Museum Launches online tool to collect COVID-19 stories for future generations The Illinois State Museum (ISM) announced a new collecting initiative that allows Illinois residents to share stories…


Monday, April 6, 2020
Allstate providing $600 million to auto insurance customers amid pandemic

Allstate is providing a Shelter-in-Place Payback to help its personal auto insurance customers in these challenging times. Allstate is also offering free identity protection to all Americans. Shelter-in-Place Payback Allstate,…


Monday, April 6, 2020
Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides these tips to keep from becoming a victim of scams: Hang up on robocalls. Don’t press any numbers. Scammers are using illegal robocalls to pitch everything…


Monday, April 6, 2020
Income Tax Update: Important info about scheduled electronic payments

From the Illinois Department of Revenue: If you scheduled an electronic payment for 2019 Illinois income taxes to be paid on or before April 15, 2020, your payment will NOT…


Sunday, April 5, 2020
Prioritized Essential Workers eligible for child care assistance

During the declared COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the children of Prioritized Essential Workers are eligible to receive child care through the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Child Care Assistance…


Friday, April 3, 2020
State expanding services to protect domestic violence survivors

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1-877-863-6338 The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) has launched a $1.2 million plan to increase the capacity of its current statewide network of services for domestic…