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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…


Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Health Care Professionals Encouraged to Join Illinois HELPS Alert System

As the state of Illinois sets up alternative care sites in the battle against COVID-19, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is calling on all licensed health care professionals to join Illinois HELPS,…


Monday, March 30, 2020
CARES Act Questions and Answers

The U.S. Senate has compiled an extensive Q&A list covering the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by the federal government last week. Find answers to your questions…


Monday, March 30, 2020
Help for Essential Workers Needing Child Care

It is imperative that our essential workers have high quality and reliable childcare. They are going to work and risking their health and that of their loved ones to keep…


Friday, March 27, 2020
What the CARES Act Means for Illinoisans

Congress approved and the President has signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) today. The $2.2 trillion economic rescue package provides help for families, small business, hospitals,…


Friday, March 27, 2020
Murphy’s Capitol Report: Tax Filing Deadline Extended & Other COVID-19 Updates

As measures continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19, I want to reiterate that the most important thing any of us can do right now is to practice proper social…


Friday, March 27, 2020
CDC & Microsoft Create Coronavirus Self-Checker

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Microsoft have created an online self-assessment tool to help people experiencing mild symptoms determine if their illness might be COVID-19. The purpose of…


Thursday, March 26, 2020
Response Fund Created to Help Non-profits

The United Way of Illinois and the Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations, in collaboration with the state of Illinois, have established the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund to raise funds from individual, corporate,…


Thursday, March 26, 2020
Telemedicine Services Available

Millions of Illinoisans are subject to the state’s “stay at home” order because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. But while we all endeavor to hang out at home as much…


Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Illinois Income Tax Filing Deadline Extended to July 15

The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) is following the federal government in providing special tax filing and payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak. The filing deadline…