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Rep. Meier: Bars, Restaurants, and Hotels Impacted by COVID-19 Have Until April 1 to Apply for Grant Program

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) wants Illinois small businesses impacted by COVID-19 to know they could be eligible for state grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. Applications are due by Wednesday, April 1. Eligible applicants will be placed into a lottery, and grant winners will be notified on April 4. According to Rep. Charlie Meier,…

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Gov. Activates National Guard Unit 1844th Transportation Company Based in East St. Louis

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has activated about 60 additional Soldiers and Airmen today, March 26, in support of COVID-19 response operations. Approximately 50 Soldiers from the 1844th Transportation Company based in East St. Louis, will support medical warehouse operations in Central Illinois. Another six service members were activated to work at the State…

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State Tax Filing Extended to July 15

Gov. Pritzker Announces Income Tax Filing Extension, More Than $90 Million in Small Business Aid Chicago — Building on measures designed to address the unprecedented economic challenges facing Illinois families during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor JB Pritzker announced a three-month extension of the income tax filing deadline and several new programs to provide more than…

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U.S. Attorney: Beware of Fake COVID-19 Cures and Tests

Public Urged To Report Suspected COVID-19 Fraud FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS – U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft of the Southern District of Illinois today appointed a Coronavirus Fraud Coordinator and urged the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) hotline (1-866-720-5721) or sending complaints…

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All Illinois Schools Closed Starting Tuesday; Will Not Reopen Until March 30

Gov. Pritzker Announces Two-Week Statewide School Closure to Minimize COVID-19 Spread, Additional Economic Measures to Reduce Burden on Illinois Families Chicago — Building on state guidance issued yesterday to promote social distancing and minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, Governor JB Pritzker announced that the state of Illinois will close all schools from…

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