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Friday, May 8, 2020
Support House Republican Efforts to Safely & Regionally Re-Open Illinois

The global COVID-19 pandemic has posed an unprecedented challenge to our nation and state. House Republican lawmakers have introduced a plan to re-open Illinois’ economy on a safe, responsible and regional basis….


Thursday, May 7, 2020
Ten Priorities for Illinois’ Economic Recovery

As the COVID-19 Pandemic unfolded and the March Stay at Home was put into place, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin took the long view creating an internal Economic Recovery Working…


Thursday, May 7, 2020
House Republicans Propose Safe, Regional Economic Recovery Plan

The next phase of combating the global COVID-19 pandemic is to repair the economic devastation it has wrought in its wake. It is a monumental effort that will only be successful…


Tuesday, May 5, 2020
IDES Instructs 1099 Workers to Apply for Regular Unemployment Benefits Before Program Goes Live

Today the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) released new instructions for 1099 workers who have lost work due to COVID-19.  Workers who believe they may be eligible for new…


Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Wellness Checks for Seniors

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), along with partners from Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA), Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM), Illinois State Police (ISP) and the…


Monday, April 27, 2020
Getting tested for COVID-19

Anyone with COVID-19-like illness or symptoms can get a test, even without a doctor’s order. As testing capacity expands, testing is now available for people who: Have COVID-19 symptoms (cough,…


Friday, April 24, 2020
Governor Extends Stay at Home Order Through May

A new modified Stay-at-Home order will be issued by the Governor to go into effect on May 1 in Illinois. The new provisions include the following changes to the current…


Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Contract & Gig Workers May Qualify for Benefits, Encouraged to File

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) is encouraging ALL unemployed individuals to file an unemployment insurance claim now. Whether you are a traditional employee, an independent contractor, gig economy worker or you are unsure which you are, apply…


Monday, April 20, 2020
Help for Those Struggling with Student Loan Debt

The federal CARES Act provided much-needed relief for those with federal student loans who are struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including automatic suspension of monthly payments and interest, and halting involuntary…


Sunday, April 19, 2020
Governor Closes Schools for Remainder of School Year

Students will complete this school year remotely as Governor Pritzker has suspended in-person attendance at all schools for the rest of the school year during the ongoing response to COVID-19….