Thursday, February 25, 2021
PPP open to businesses with fewer than 20 employees for 14 days

Starting February 24, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will be open only to businesses with fewer than 20 employees for 14 days. During this time, lenders will be able to focus…

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Attorney General to Host COVID-19 Vaccine and You: Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy Online Event

Illinoisans are invited to attend a Black History Month online discussion hosted by Attorney General Kwame Raoul. The COVID-19 Vaccine and You: Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy Thursday, February 25 from 10:00 to…

Monday, February 22, 2021
Spain: Advocates for crime victims strongly believe this will result in bad outcomes

State Representative Ryan Spain reacted to Governor JB Pritzker’s signing of a far-reaching Police Reform bill on Monday, February 22 with disappointment. “Criminal Justice reform is a critically important issue…

Monday, February 22, 2021
IDNR License, Permit, Campground Reservation, and Registration Systems to be Offline Feb. 23-28

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced that point-of-sale license and permit systems and online license, permit, campground reservation, and registration services will be offline Feb. 23-28 as part…

Monday, February 22, 2021
Leading Voices Podcast: Rep. Ryan Spain on Redistricting & Fair Maps

Illinois State Representative Ryan Spain talks about gerrymandering, redistricting, fair maps and protecting your vote in this Leading Voices podcast episode. 

Monday, February 22, 2021
Petition: Oppose the removal of Lincoln statues and monuments

In the summer of 2020, rioting mobs defaced and attempted to destroy monuments and statues in the city of Chicago. As a result, Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered several of the…

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Spain: Governor’s proposed budget stacks more burden on Illinois’ job creators

State Representative Ryan Spain reacted to the Governor’s Budget Address on Wednesday, February 17 with frustration. “The Governor’s proposed budget does not position Illinois for the kind of economic recovery…

Thursday, February 11, 2021
March 1 Deadline for Scholarship through Illinois Conservation Foundation

The Illinois Conservation Foundation awards the annual Conservation Achievement Scholarship to encourage the next generation of leaders to preserve and enhance a sustainable outdoor environment. Up to four one-time scholarships of…

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…