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Friday, June 19, 2020
COVID-19 Utility Relief for Illinoisans

The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has approved a program that helps ensure eligible residential and small business utility customers can continue to receive life-saving electric, gas, water and sewer services…


Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Emergency Relief for Households Impacted by COVID-19

The state has increased funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) programs to help families impacted by the pandemic. Applicants for these programs will…


Monday, June 15, 2020
Reminder: Income Tax Filing and Payment Deadline Is July 15

The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) is reminding taxpayers that state individual income tax returns and payments are due July 15, the same date set by the Internal Revenue Service…


Monday, June 15, 2020
Online preregistration now available for Driver’s Licenses

Illinois residents who are new drivers or have expired driver’s licenses or ID cards  can now preregister online to apply/renew their driver’s licenses and ID cards. This is in an effort to…


Friday, June 12, 2020
CDC provides guidance for events during pandemic

The CDC has issued new guidelines to prevent the spread COVID-19 at events that may occur after Illinois enacts Phase 4 of the Governor’s Restore Illinois Plan later this month….


Thursday, June 4, 2020
Be prepared for severe weather during the pandemic

Severe weather is always a threat in the spring and summer months and it is important to be prepared and have a plan in place to protect your family. In…


Thursday, June 4, 2020
Everyone can now get tested for COVID-19

The State of Illinois is opening its community-based testing sites to anyone to get tested, regardless of symptoms or other criteria. As we move through the Restore Illinois plan, and…


Monday, June 1, 2020
Vehicle emissions testing resumes in Illinois

Emissions testing resumed June 1 at most Illinois Air Team testing locations. Currently, the Markham and Waukegan testing locations are closed to emissions testing because they are being used for COVID-19 drive-through…


Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Applications being taken for Contact Tracing Jobs

Individuals interested in Contract Tracer Jobs can now apply online with the Illinois Department of Public Health. Contact Tracer positions will depend on the needs of the local public health…


Wednesday, May 27, 2020
SBDC receives $7.3 million to help Illinois small biz

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today announced a new $7.3 million investment from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for the Illinois Small Business Development Center…