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Friday, March 20, 2020
Governor issues “Stay at Home” order for Illinois except for essential needs

Residents still able to go to grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and gas stations. Restaurants limited to take-out and delivery only. Today in a effort to slow the spread of COVID-19,…


Thursday, March 19, 2020
Small Biz impacted by COVID-19 can now apply for low interest loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved the state’s eligibility for disaster assistance loans for small businesses facing financial hardship in all 102 counties due to COVID-19. Eligible businesses can…


Thursday, March 19, 2020
Urgent need for Blood

The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed to donate now to…


Thursday, March 19, 2020
Measures Implemented to Assist Licensees and Education Providers

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation announced several proactive measures to help professional licensees and education providers in light of the challenges confronting all Illinoisans during the COVID-19…


Thursday, March 19, 2020
State Launches Coronavirus.illinois.gov

In another effort to provide timely and accurate information to the public, the state of Illinois has launched, Coronavirus.illinois.gov. The website is a centralized location where residents will find breaking updates…


Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Residents urged to file price gouging complaints

The Illinois Attorney General’s office is investigating unfair pricing on essential items needed to stop the spread of the coronavirus amid a pandemic, including hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and sprays and protective…


Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Driver Services Facilities Closed – Updated

Updated March 25, 2020. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has closed all offices, including Driver Services facilities, due to the COVID-19 virus and the health and safety recommendations by…


Wednesday, March 18, 2020
State seeks biz input on COVID-19 impact

The state of Illinois is seeking input from small businesses on the impact of COVID-19. Responses will assist the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in evaluating Illinois’ request for an…


Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Online Resources for Home Learning

Keeping students engaged in learning, especially in times of uncertainty, is of critical importance. Here a few free online resources that can be sources of activities and inspiration for home…