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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…

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Child care phased-in reopening plan

While many child care homes and centers have been open and providing emergency care to the children of essential workers during the COVID-19 State of Emergency, the majority of licensed…

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Rules for remote court hearings approved in Illinois

The Illinois Supreme Court has approved rules to allow the expansion of remote participation in court hearings. These new and amended rules grant courts broad discretion to allow Remote Court…

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Driver services facilities open with new plan

The Secretary of State will be begin opening Driver Services facilities on June 1 with a phase-in plan. Services in June and July will focus ONLY on new drivers, customers with expired…

Sunday, May 24, 2020
Toolkits to help businesses adhere to Phase 3 guidelines

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has developed a free tool kit to help employers implement the Governor’s Restore Illinois Phase 3, Guidelines for Safely Reopening Businesses….

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
What to expect when Phase 3 goes into effect on May 29

As part of the Governor Restore Illinois plan Illinois will move into Phase 3 on May 29. Phase 3 means the rate of infection among those surveillance tested is stable…