Twenty weeks of extended regular state benefits now available

information provided by the Illinois Department of Employment Security SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 8, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced 20 weeks of state extended benefits (EB) are now available to those who exhaust the allotted 26 weeks of regular state unemployment and the additional 13 weeks of federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment … Read more

Dream Vacations opens new storefront location in Lansing

Travel specialist Kim Foster offers land and sea vacations information provided LANSING, Ill. (August 6, 2020) – Air Force Veteran Kimberly Foster has opened a storefront location for her Dream Vacations travel agency franchise at 3423 Ridge Road in Lansing, located beside the Clock Tower at Ridge Road and Henry Street. Parking is located on … Read more

Webinar series celebrates National Black Business Month 2020

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday in August information provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 31, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (DCEO – OMEE) will host a series of webinars to celebrate National Black Business Month, which begins August … Read more

Illinois lands multiple top ten rankings for economic development

information provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 30, 2020) – The State of Illinois was ranked in the top ten for several economic growth categories, according to Business Facilities’ (BF) 2020 state rankings released Wednesday. The annual report by BF looks at key economic development indicators for the … Read more

Lansing Chamber’s Amy Todd to speak in business start-up webinar hosted by SSC

Wednesday, August 5, 12:00pm—Opportunities & Pitfalls to Starting a Business during the Pandemic information provided by South Suburban College Above: Lansing business owner Amy Todd is excited about opening a new business, even during a pandemic. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma) SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (July 26, 2020) – The Business & Career Institute (BCI) of South Suburban … Read more