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Friday, March 27, 2020
IEMA, NWS Develop Severe Weather Sheltering Guidance to Address COVID-19 Concerns

As we head into the spring months, the risk of severe thunderstorms typically increases across the state of Illinois, including the risk for tornadoes. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic…


Thursday, March 26, 2020
CDC & Microsoft create Coronavirus Self-Checker

The Center for Disease Control  (CDC) and Microsoft have created an online self-assessment tool to help people experiencing mild symptoms determine if their illness might be COVID-19. The purpose of the Coronavirus…


Thursday, March 26, 2020
Response fund created to help non-profits

The United Way of Illinois and the Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations, in collaboration with the state of Illinois, have established the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund to raise funds from…


Thursday, March 26, 2020
Wondering about telemedicine?

Millions of Illinoisans are subject to the state’s “stay at home” order because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. But while we all endeavor to hang out at home as much…


Thursday, March 26, 2020
What not to flush

To avoid costly plumbing repairs and wider problems affecting public sanitary sewer systems and the environment, the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) today is reminding residents to toss away trash, not…


Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Illinois Income Tax Filing Deadline extended to July 15

The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) is following the federal government in providing special tax filing and payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak. The…


Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Emergency assistance programs available for Illinois small businesses

Three new programs from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to help small businesses: Hospitality Emergency Grant Program – DEADLINE IS APRIL 1. To help hospitality businesses…


Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Protect yourself from Coronavirus when grocery shopping

Tips from Consumer Reports ~ Precautions to take whether you shop in-store or online With experts saying people should avoid crowded places because of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 , how should you…


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…