New law guarantees tips are the property of employees

information provided by the Illinois Department of Labor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 11, 2020) – Legislation signed by Governor JB Pritzker clarifies an existing state law and makes it clear that employees own their tips. The law, which took effect the beginning of this year, amends the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. The law states … Read more

Pritzker administration offers state vendor opportunities for minority-owned businesses

IT/Telecom bids will be available for Business Enterprise Program-certified businesses Information provided by the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 6, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) announced today it will be providing an opportunity for traditionally underrepresented minority-owned businesses in the IT/Telecom industry to become vendors for … Read more

Pritzker Administration announces first month sales totals for adult-use cannabis

State’s new industry generated nearly $40 million in sales in first 31 days information provided by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation CHICAGO, Ill. (February 7, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has announced that statewide adult-use cannabis sales in January totaled $39,247,840.83. Dispensaries across the state sold 972,045 … Read more

IDFPR issues permit to organize First Women’s Bank

information provided by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 17, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Banking, has issued a permit to organize a state-chartered bank to FWBank, which will do business as First Women’s Bank. This is the first permit to organize issued … Read more