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Thursday, August 6, 2020
Unemployment benefits extended in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) today announced 20 weeks of state extended benefits (EB) are now available to those who exhaust the allotted 26 weeks of regular state…


Friday, July 31, 2020
11 Illinois Counties at Warning Level COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 11 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  A county enters a…


Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Governor issues new guidance restricting youth sports

The Governor announced new guidance restricting youth and adult recreational organized sports in Illinois. That includes school-based sports such as those governed by the IHSA and IES, travel clubs, private…


Friday, July 24, 2020
New grants for child care providers available

$270 million in funding is now available from the state of Illinois to assist child care providers with reopening in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting today, licensed child…


Friday, July 24, 2020
Four Illinois Counties at Warning Level for Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported four counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  A county enters a…


Wednesday, July 15, 2020
State establishes COVID-19 resurgence criteria

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has established a menu of mitigation options organized by risk level to combat the resurgence of COVID-19 in the state. The following health…


Friday, July 10, 2020
IDES callback strategy

Effective July 9, 2020, the Illinois Dept of Employment Security has implemented the “callback only model” as a temporary solution to effectively honor the order in which callers attempt to reach the…


Friday, July 10, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program extended to August 8

The popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been extended until August 8. The program has $130 billion to lend. PPP loans funds to small businesses based on 10 weeks worth of payroll…


Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Expired driver’s license, vehicle registration now extended to Nov 1

According to the Illinois Secretary of State, all driver’s licenses, ID cards, vehicle registration, restricted driving permits and monitoring device driving permits that are currently expired or set to expire…


Monday, July 6, 2020
BIG grant deadline is July 7 for round 1

The deadline to apply for the first round of Business Interruption Grants (BIG) is Tuesday, July 7that 5pm. The state is providing $60 million in the first round to businesses…