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Thursday, February 4, 2021
PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Webinar

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) and the U.S. Small Business Administration are teaming up to present webinars for small businesses and lenders on the next round…


Wednesday, January 27, 2021
What to know about your 1099-G Form

Background All individuals who received unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in 2020 will receive the 1099-G tax form. Claimants who collected UI benefits last year need the 1099-G tax form from…


Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Spain Named Assistant Republican Leader in Illinois House

After having served as Republican Conference Chairman for the past year and a half, State Representative Ryan Spain was promoted by House Republican Minority Leader Jim Durkin to the post…


Monday, January 25, 2021
Regions 1 and 2 Move to Phase 4

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced Region 1 (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago) and Region 2 (Bureau, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Kendall,…


Monday, January 25, 2021
IDNR to Reopen State Historic Sites

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced all state historic sites and visitor’s centers will reopen effective Jan. 26. “Following the recent announcement from the Illinois Department of Public…


Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Rep. Ryan Spain Statement on Passage of Police Reform Bill

Rep. Ryan Spain issued the following statement upon voting NO on House Bill 3653 in the final moments of the 101st General Assembly, just before Noon on Wednesday: “I am…


Sunday, January 10, 2021
Back the Badge Petition to Support Law Enforcement

The General Assembly is considering a sweeping police and criminal justice reform bill that will severely hamper the ability of police to do their jobs and make our communities less…


Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Rep. Spain & House Republicans Call on Pritzker to Stand by Fair Maps Pledge

State Representatives Tim Butler, Ryan Spain and Jackie Haas held a press conference this afternoon to propose legislation creating an Independent Redistricting Commission and called for action during the upcoming…


Tuesday, December 29, 2020
New Laws for 2021

Three new state laws go into effect January 1, 2021. Usually there are 200-300 new laws approved each year. Only three for 2021 due to the legislative session being shortened…


Thursday, December 17, 2020
Rep. Ryan Spain’s Holiday Diaper Drive helps address diaper insecurity in Central Illinois

“The cost of diapers for many families in Central Illinois is a real household budgeting problem and source of great stress,” said Rep. Ryan Spain as he traveled his district…