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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….


Friday, April 17, 2020
Bill Payment Deferment Programs Available

COVID-19 and the ensuing lockdown has caused economic hardship for many Illinoisans. If you are facing tough economic times please know you are not alone and there are programs out…


Thursday, April 16, 2020
Share your ideas on how we can get Illinois working again

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted families across the state and our country. Jobs, schools, childcare, health care, businesses, really all aspects of our lives, have been affected.  It will take…


Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Murphy Sends Thanks Through Hearts for Healthcare Workers

State Representative Mike Murphy expressed his thanks and support for front line healthcare workers in the Capitol Region by displaying a “Hearts for Healthcare Workers” sign in his yard this…


Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Beware of Stimulus Check Scams

The Illinois Attorney General urges Illinois residents to be vigilant and watch for scammers trying to take advantage of the upcoming COVID-19 federal economic stimulus payments. People are urged not…


Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Illinois State Police Extend FOID and CCL Renewals

The Illinois State Police filed emergency rules on April 9 to address renewals of Firearm Owner Identification and Concealed Carry Licenses during the COVID-19 epidemic. These rules are designed to provide FOID…


Monday, April 13, 2020
Remote Patient Monitoring Available for Central & Southern Illinois Residents

The State has established a new remote patient monitoring program specifically designed to serve those potentially infected with COVID-19 and who are able to recover from the safety of their…


Monday, April 13, 2020
Driver’s License and Other Renewals Extended 90 Days

The Illinois Secretary of State’s office has filed emergency rules extending expiration dates for driver’s licenses, identification (ID) cards, vehicle registrations and other transactions and document filings for at least…


Friday, April 10, 2020
Understanding State and Federal Programs to Support Small Businesses

If you were not able to participate in the webinar with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce to learn more about the state and federal…