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Monday, March 23, 2020
Low-interest bridge loans for Illinois business in the works

Illinois small businesses can tap into $250 million in low-interest bridge loans as soon as this week to help push through the COVID-19 pandemic. The state treasurer’s office will make…


Monday, March 23, 2020
Task force created to obtain PPE for Illinois

The state has teamed up with the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) and Illinois Biotechnology Innovation Organization (iBio) to form the Essential Equipment task force. The task force will work with…


Monday, March 23, 2020
What to do if you are sick

From the Illinois Hospital Association: Every Illinoisan plays a role in ensuring our health care system remains fully operational to treat patients in need of urgent care. If you are…


Sunday, March 22, 2020
Opportunities to help

The State of Illinois and its community partners are working to ensure the health of our citizens. To do that, we need your help. The spirit of volunteerism and community…


Sunday, March 22, 2020
Help for those suffering job disruption because of COVID-19

Workers who have temporarily lost their jobs because of the many business closures and restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak may qualify for the state’s extended unemployment benefits if they expect…


Sunday, March 22, 2020
Protecting COVID-19 front line health care workers

The Illinois Dept of Public Health is encouraging all outpatient surgical and procedural centers, ambulatory surgery centers, veterinarians, tattoo parlors and nail salons to donate their unused Personal Protection Equipment…


Sunday, March 22, 2020
Providing for the child care needs of essential workers

The Illinois Office of Early Childhood Education (along with many agency partners) has developed a webpage for communities with resources to help them address child care needs for essential workers….


Sunday, March 22, 2020
Urgent need for medical professionals

The state of Illinois is calling on physicians, nurses, physicians’ assistants, and respiratory therapists who left the healthcare field to reactivate their professional licenses and join the effort to save…


Saturday, March 21, 2020
Job Openings

Companies hiring during COVID-19 outbreak: 7-Eleven Aldi Amazon  Costco CVS  Dollar Tree Dollar General Dominos  Door Dash  Elgin Fresh Market The Fresh Market FedEx GrubHub Instacart Personal Shopping Jewel/Osco Kroger…


Saturday, March 21, 2020
Essential business defined

Essential Businesses and Operations Essential Businesses and Operations are exempt from the Stay-at-Home Order Issued by the Governor and can remain in operation. For the purposes of the Stay-at-Home Executive…