U.S. Census first count to occur this month in remote Alaskan village

The census’ first enumeration will occur in Toksook Bay, only reachable by dogsled, snow machine, or bush plane information provided by the US Census Bureau LANSING, Ill. (January 8, 2020) – While most homes in the country will receive an invitation to respond to the 2020 Census beginning in mid-March, the census count will actually begin … Read more

Pritzker administration releases applications for cannabis infuser, transporter and craft grower licenses

Applications will be accepted beginning February 14, 2020 Information provided by the Illinois Department of Agriculture SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 11, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has opened the application process for Cannabis Infuser, Transporter and Craft Grower Licenses, including for social equity applicants. The applications are available on the Department’s website here.  IDOA will … Read more

Department of Employment Security migrates to State Tax Lien Registry

Central database replaces need to search, use separate county systems information provided by the Illinois Department of Employment Security SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 9, 2020) – Businesses looking for tax liens and releases filed by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) can now search and use the State Tax Lien Registry. Prior to this migration, … Read more

Pritzker administration announces cannabis sales figures

Over $10 million in sales in first days information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (January 6, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Federal and Professional Regulation has announced that statewide adult-use cannabis sales from Wednesday, January 1, through Sunday, January 5, totaled $10,830,667.91. Dispensaries across the state rendered 271,169 transactions over … Read more

IDOR reminds Illinois businesses of Minimum Wage Tax Credit available this year

Small businesses can offset up to 25 percent of wage increase on withholding taxes information provided by the Illinois Department of Revenue SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 4, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) is reminding small businesses they can utilize the Minimum Wage Credit starting January 1, 2020. The new tax credit is designed … Read more

Eighth round of ‘Same Site’ licenses announced for adult use cannabis

information provided by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation CHICAGO, Ill. (December 31, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has announced 11 more “Same Site” adult use cannabis licenses, which will allow an existing medical cannabis dispensary to obtain an adult use dispensing license, and the first “Secondary Site” … Read more

All cultivation centers in Illinois now approved to grow for adult use

information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 27, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has now approved all 21 cultivation centers to grow cannabis for adult use. The department has approved the three outstanding cultivating licenses authorized under state law. Bedford Grow, LLC in Bedford Park; ILGrown Medicine, LLC … Read more

South Suburban College announces development of Barber College

Pending approval from Illinois Community College Board information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (December 24, 2019) – The South Suburban College (SSC) Board of Trustees unanimously approved the establishment of a new Barber College at its December 12 Board Meeting. SSC’s goal is for the Barber College to launch its first class … Read more

Lansing Public Library to host third Census Job Fair

2020 Census workers

Friday, December 27, 10:00am–12:00noon by Melanie Jongsma BURR RIDGE, Ill. (December 22, 2019) – “They wanted to do this one more time before January hiring begins,” explained Library Director Debbie Albrecht. The Illinois State Library and the Illinois Complete Count Commission are asking for help publicizing the availability of census jobs. Albrecht has already hosted … Read more