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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…

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

In another effort to provide timely and accurate information to the public, the state of Illinois has launched, 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…