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Tuesday, September 1, 2020
30 counties at coronavirus warning level; changes to sports betting

Thirty Illinois counties reach a warning level for coronavirus Over the weekend Illinois surpassed 8000 coronavirus deaths. There have been well over 200,000 cases confirmed in the state. Over the…


Friday, August 28, 2020
New mask guidelines in bars and restaurants; Mortgage assistance

New mask guidelines for patrons of bars and restaurants In recent weeks we have seen the number of coronavirus cases increase throughout Illinois, including in our area and other parts…


Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Unemployment rate drops, record tourism to Illinois

Illinois unemployment rate drops to 11.3% Illinois’ unemployment rate continues its decline from its coronavirus peak, but it also continues to lag behind the improvement nationally. Our jobless rate fell…


Friday, August 21, 2020
Deficits likely ahead; Need for ethics reform remains clear

Large deficits likely ahead We are approaching the six-month mark of the coronavirus outbreak and response. In that time, businesses have been shut down, thousands of Illinoisans have lost their…


Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Masks for schools; Champion of Free Enterprise

State Board of Education and Emergency Management Agency distributing masks to schools Students attending local schools which will be having in-person classes this fall will be able to obtain a…


Friday, August 14, 2020
Stay placed on executive orders court ruling; Mask rule upheld

Supreme Court places stay on ruling challenging Governor’s stay-at-home order The Illinois Supreme Court has placed a stay on a ruling from a Clay County judge earlier this summer which…


Monday, August 10, 2020
Mask rule to be reviewed by JCAR; Emergency rent assistance available

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Friday, August 7, 2020
Covid-related business penalties; Pritzker AWOL on IDES failures; Community College Update

Pritzker again seeks business penalties for Covid violations Governor Pritzker today again announced a new plan to penalize businesses for not complying with Cornonavirus restrictions he is implementing through the…


Thursday, August 6, 2020
Rep. Bennett: No Response from Pritzker to Local Stories of IDES Failure

On July 29th Rep. Bennett sent Governor Pritzker a direct appeal on behalf of local families thrown out of work by state’s coronavirus response that have since been failed by…


Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Counties at Coronavirus warning level; New guidelines for youth sports; Who calls you back from IDES?

11 Illinois Counties at Warning Level for Coronavirus Cass, Gallatin, Jackson, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Perry, Randolph, Saline, Sangamon, St. Clair, and White Counties have been reported at warning level for…