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Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Expired Driver’s License, Vehicle Registration 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 by…


Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Legislation Securing Infrastructure Funding Signed by Governor

Building on efforts that secured the Rebuild Illinois capital plan, Governor JB Pritzker has signed SB 516 into law. The legislation, which Rep. Tim Butler (R-Springfield) helped negotiate, finalized a…


Friday, June 26, 2020
Butler’s Bulletin: Phase 4, State Fair Canceled & More

There are 39 counties in the Central Region as defined by the Governor’s Restore Illinois plan, and according the Governor’s own metrics our region should have been in Phase 4…


Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Business Interruption Grants Program Launched

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is launching the first round of Business Interruption Grants (BIG) by providing $60 million to businesses experiencing losses or business interruption…


Tuesday, June 23, 2020
State Education Boards Release Guidelines for In-Person Learning

The state’s three education boards for K-12, higher education and community colleges have announced guidelines for Illinois schools and colleges to return to in-person instruction as the state advances to…


Monday, June 22, 2020
Guidelines Released for Phase 4

All four regions of Illinois will move into Phase 4 of the Governor’s Restore Illinois Plan on Friday, June 26, 2020. Phase 4 guidelines were designed by the Department of Commerce and…


Thursday, June 18, 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 Available for Driver’s License/ID Card Renewals

The Illinois Secretary of State’s Office has launched an online driver’s license and ID card preregistration application program to reduce the processing time of transactions at Driver Services facilities. Visit cyberdriveillinois.com to…


Friday, June 12, 2020
Rep. Butler Questions Pritzker Decision to Cancel State Fair without Local Input

Today Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced the cancellation of the Illinois State Fair. State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) questioned this unilateral action by the Governor and his failure to collaborate…


Thursday, June 4, 2020
Governor Signs ‘Cocktails to Go’ Bill Sponsored by Rep. Butler

Among the legislative victories of the special session was the overwhelming support of legislation to allow bars and restaurants to sell pre-made cocktails for pick-up or delivery as part of…