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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
What to do if you feel sick

From the Illinois Hospital Association: Every Illinoisan plays a role in ensuring our health care system remains fully operational to treat patients in need of urgent care. If you are…


Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Task Force Created to Obtain PPE for Illinois

The state has teamed up with the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) and Illinois Biotechnology Innovation Organization (iBio) to form the Essential Equipment task force. The task force will work with…


Monday, March 23, 2020
Murphy Encourages Small Businesses to Take Advantage of Bridge Loan Program

Illinois small businesses can tap into $250 million in low-interest bridge loans as soon as this week to help push through the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said…


Friday, March 20, 2020
Murphy’s Capitol Report: New Resource for Comprehensive COVID-19 Updates

As information about the response to COVID-19 is constantly changing, I want to provide you with an update on some important topics, as well as make you aware of some…


Friday, March 20, 2020
Governor Issues “Stay at Home” Order for Illinois Except for Essential Needs

Although this order seems drastic, everyone will still be able to do various daily and essential activities like walk the dog, go the grocery store, get gas, and even order take-out or…


Thursday, March 19, 2020
Rep. Murphy Applauds Expanded Small Business and Employee Support with COVID-19 Response

Earlier this week, State Representative Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) sent a letter to Gov. Pritzker urging the consideration of several proposals to help small businesses and their employees weather the damaging…


Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Rep. Murphy Seeking Greater Small Business and Employee Support with COVID-19 Response

State Representative Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) is calling for the Pritzker Administration to take additional action to support small businesses and their employees during the social distancing protocols put in place…


Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Feedback Requested to Provide Small Biz Support

The state of Illinois is seeking input from small businesses on the impact of COVID-19. Responses will assist the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in evaluating Illinois’ request for an…


Friday, March 13, 2020
Murphy’s Capitol Report: Coronavirus – Know the facts and precautions to stay healthy

While I want to emphasize that the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) to the general public remains low, it is important for all of us to know the facts and preventative…


Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Coronavirus: frequently asked questions

As part of a continuing coordinated response to coronavirus (COVID-19), Governor Pritzker has issued a disaster proclamation to allow Illinois to access additional federal resources. The proclamation formalizes emergency procedures…