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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Tips to Avoid Coronavirus Scams

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides these tips to keep from becoming a victim of scams: Hang up on robocalls. Don’t press any numbers. Scammers are using illegal robocalls to pitch everything from scam…


Monday, April 6, 2020
Income Tax Update: Electronic Payments

From the Illinois Department of Revenue: If you scheduled an electronic payment for 2019 Illinois income taxes to be paid on or before April 15, 2020, your payment will NOT…


Monday, April 6, 2020
Prioritized Essential Workers Eligible for Child Care Assistance

During the declared COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the children of Prioritized Essential Workers are eligible to receive child care through the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). The state…


Friday, April 3, 2020
Murphy’s Capitol Report: Volunteers Needed & Other COVID-19 Updates

By now I’m sure you’re aware that the Governor has extended the Stay at Home order until the end of April. I realize the added strain this places on all…


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 is designed to provide a direct incentive for small…


Friday, April 3, 2020
Guidelines for Estimating State Taxes During COVID-19

From the Illinois Department of Revenue Informational Bulletin: Changes to Estimated Payment Requirements due to COVID-19 Virus Outbreak Due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic and the subsequent Emergency Declaration of Disaster by Governor…


Thursday, April 2, 2020
Murphy, Central Illinois Legislators Join Call for Volunteers for Meals on Wheels, Wellness Checks for Senior Citizens

State Representatives from central Illinois are joining urgent calls from the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland as the need for volunteers and supplies continue to grow amid the COVID-19…


Thursday, April 2, 2020
Unemployment Filing Schedule

To more efficiently process the high volume of unemployment benefit claims due to COVID-19, IDES has implemented the following schedule for those filing claims online and over the phone: Online Filing Schedule: Those with last names beginning with…


Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Volunteers Needed to Support Central Illinois Seniors

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


Wednesday, April 1, 2020
State Employees: Deadline for Dependent Verification Extended

The information contained below applies only to state employees who have received dependent eligibility paperwork from CMS. CMS extends the deadline for verifying dependent eligibility to June 18, 2020.  The…