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Thursday, April 16, 2020
Emergency aid for college students

The U.S. Department of Education announced Illinois institutions of higher education will receive $218 million for emergency financial aid to students. The funding is from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and…


Monday, April 13, 2020
Halbrook: At Legislators’ urging, Secretary of State provides new and extended rules to keep truckers and other motorists on the road

New rules and deadline extensions just announced by the Secretary of State will help keep trucks making crucial deliveries and essential workers on the road during the continued Coronavirus lockdown,…


Thursday, April 9, 2020
ILLINOIS STATE POLICE DIRECTOR FILES EMERGENCY RULES REGARDING FOID AND CCL RENEWALS

Press release from the Illinois State Police: Springfield, IL – The Illinois State Police filed emergency rules this week to address renewals of Firearm Owner Identification and Concealed Carry Licenses…


Friday, April 3, 2020
Applications for Paycheck Protection Program now being accepted

Small businesses can now download the application for the Paycheck Protection Program to file with an eligible lender. The Federal Paycheck Protection Program was created through the CARES Act and…


Thursday, April 2, 2020
Rep. Halbrook, other Republicans call for “Post-COVID Plan” to get small businesses back up and running

The Illinois Review has coverage of the Representatives’ post COVID-19 small business plan that they have proposed to the Governor. Read more here.


Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Plea goes out to help seniors in Central Illinois

Senior Services of Central Illinois currently has a waitlist of 216 seniors who need meals delivered to their homes and not enough volunteers to make the deliveries. There is an…


Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Stay at Home Order Extended

Governor Pritzker has extended the statewide Stay at Home order until April 30. Please stay safe.


Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Local Medical Professionals Needed for Illinois Helps!

The Governor says it is vital that all medical professionals immediately sign up for emergency alerts with Illinois Helps. In addition, The state of Illinois is calling on physicians, nurses,…


Friday, March 27, 2020
What the CARES Act means to Illinoisans

Congress approved and the President has signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act  (CARES) today. The $2.2 trillion economic rescue package provides help for families, small business, hospitals, local…


Friday, March 27, 2020
Help for small business

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented hardships for owners and employees of restaurants, retail stores and other small businesses throughout our state. We are all praying that the hardships and…