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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Reps. Butler & Murphy to Sponsor Community Blood Drive to Address Blood Shortage

State Representatives Tim Butler (R-Springfield) and Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) are partnering with the Central Illinois Community Blood Center to sponsor a blood drive on Wednesday, August 5. To ensure the…


Monday, July 13, 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 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…