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Friday, July 17, 2020
Adjusted coronavirus metrics; Federal funding for Illinois schools

Illinois makes adjustments to coronavirus metrics, regions Some states have seen large increases in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, and numbers have gone up in Illinois too, though not by…


Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Concerns about CARES funds; New IDES Director

Concerns raised about distribution of CARES Act funds Emergency relief funds from the federal CARES Act will soon be distributed in Illinois, but the process for doing so has drawn…


Friday, July 10, 2020
Limits on emergency powers; Federal funds for Illinois hospitals

Limiting the Governor’s emergency powers Last week a judge ruled that Governor Pritzker does not have the authority to keep issuing stay-at-home orders beyond the 30 days allowed by state…


Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Hiring local workers; ruling in emergency declaration lawsuit

Hiring local workers for state projects With the Illinois economy taking a major hit from the pandemic and the shutdown, unemployment has spiked into double digits. By doing so, it…


Friday, July 3, 2020
Illinois needs blood donations; loan requested for unemployment aid

An urgent need for blood donations The state of Illinois is facing “a critical shortage of blood” according to a recent statement from the Illinois Coalition of Community Blood Centers….


Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Keeping safe in Phase 4; A talk with local superintendents

Staying safe as Illinois re-opens I was very glad to see Illinois move forward to Phase 4 of the re-opening plan over the weekend. It was nice to see businesses…


Tuesday, June 30, 2020
As July 15 tax deadline nears help available for senior filers

Nearly 25% of people over 65 years of age still need to file their 2019 income taxes, which are due on Wednesday, July 15. The Illinois Department on Aging is…


Friday, June 26, 2020
Plan for re-opening schools this fall; renew license plate sticker online

ISBE, IDPH release guidelines for school re-opening One issue I have been asked about very frequently since the start of this outbreak has concerned schools, and when they might be…


Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Still on track for Phase 4 re-opening; New business coming to Dwight

Data suggests all four regions moving toward next step in re-opening According to data from the Illinois Department of Public Health, all four regions of the state are still on…


Friday, June 19, 2020
Local sheriff in DC; Restore Illinois Collaborative Commission

Livingston Sheriff participates in White House law enforcement roundtable We have all watched with great concern the troubling events in our nation in the past few weeks following the death…