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Friday, May 8, 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…


Thursday, May 7, 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…


Wednesday, May 6, 2020
IDES Instructs 1099 Workers to Apply for Regular Unemployment Benefits Before Program Goes Live

Yesterday, 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…


Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Rep. Murphy Responds to Governor’s Restore Illinois Plan

Following today’s announcement by Governor JB Pritzker of a phased reopening plan based on four regions of the state, State Representative Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) issued the following statement: “I’m glad…


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…


Thursday, April 23, 2020
Rep. Murphy Responds to Governor’s Modified Stay at Home Order

Following today’s announcement by Governor JB Pritzker that a modified version of his stay at home order will be extended through May; State Representative Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) issued the following…


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 now. You…