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Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Vehicle Emissions Testing Resumes

Emissions testing resumed June 1 at most Illinois Air Team testing locations. Vehicle registration expiration dates have been extended without penalty for at least 90 days. In order to manage traffic…


Tuesday, June 2, 2020
SBDC Receives $7.3 Million to Help Illinois Small Biz

Last week the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced a new $7.3 million investment from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for the Illinois Small Business Development…


Monday, June 1, 2020
Child Care Phased-in Reopening

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…


Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Driver Services Facilities to Reopen in June

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…


Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Toolkits to Help Businesses Reopen

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


Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Butler, House GOP Members Call for Vote on Governor’s “Restore Illinois” Plan

Later today, the Illinois House of Representatives will convene for the first time since adjourning in early March due to COVID-19. For weeks, House Republicans sent letters, held press conferences,…


Thursday, May 14, 2020
Butler, Central Illinois Legislators Call for Direct Local Input to Address COVID-19, Re-open IL

This morning, central Illinois House Republican State Representatives Tim Butler (R-Springfield) and Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) held a press conference via Zoom to discuss their continued push for a more localized…


Thursday, May 14, 2020
Video – Rep. Butler: We Need a Transparent Process

During a press conference via Zoom, Rep. Tim Butler said convening the legislature in Springfield ensures a more transparent and public decision-making process. Illinoisans have the right to be heard during the push to…


Friday, May 8, 2020
E-check Fees Waived to Renew Driver’s License, State ID, Vehicle Registration

In an effort to further encourage online transactions with the Secretary of State’s office at www.cyberdriveillinois.com, The Secretary of State and State Treasurer have worked to waive the payment processor fee…


Friday, May 8, 2020
Petition – It’s Time for the General Assembly to Get Back in Session

The global COVID-19 pandemic has posed an unprecedented challenge to the nation and our state.   As a co-equal branch of government, the General Assembly has the responsibility to debate the…