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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…


Wednesday, April 29, 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…


Friday, April 17, 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…


Monday, April 13, 2020
Wheeler, Keicher Call for Immediate Remedies to Unemployment Failures at the Department of Employment Security

Assistant House Minority Leader Keith Wheeler, R-Oswego, and State Representative Jeff Keicher, R-Sycamore, are calling on Governor JB Pritzker and state officials to rectify the failed unemployment system in Illinois…


Thursday, April 9, 2020
Emergency Rules filed for FOID and CCL renewals

The Illinois State Police have filed emergency rules to address renewals of Firearm Owner Identification and Concealed Carry Licenses during the COVID-19 pandemic:


Friday, March 27, 2020
What the CARES Act means to 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, local…


Monday, March 23, 2020
Low-Interest Bridge Loans for Small Businesses on deck

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. The state treasurer’s office will make…


Wednesday, March 18, 2020
State of Illinois Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

The State of Illinois has launched a Coronavirus (COVID-19) response website, regularly updated with the latest news and resources for Illinois residents. There is a lot of information being shared…


Monday, March 16, 2020
Coronavirus Guidelines for America

Monday, March 2, 2020
High Demand for Invest in Kids Scholarships

The Invest in Kids program offers a 75% income tax credit to individual and businesses that donate part of their incomes to qualified scholarship granting organizations. Eligible qualified scholarship granting…