Gov. Pritzker announces income tax filing extension and small business aid

information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (March 25, 2020) – Today Governor JB Pritzker announced a three-month extension of the income tax filing deadline and several new programs to provide more than $90 million in financial relief to small businesses across the state. “As this crisis has evolved, my team and … Read more

Congresswoman Robin Kelly, small business owners discuss COVID-19 impacts via conference call

information provided by the Office of Robin Kelly MATTESON, Ill. (March 23, 2020) – Congresswoman Robin Kelly hosted a conference call with local small business owners and chamber of commerce representatives, the first in her series discussing the economic and community impacts of the coronavirus. “The purpose of the call was to hear firsthand what … Read more

Walgreens announces thousands of employment opportunities

Social distancing also in place at stores nationwide information provided by Walgreens DEERFIELD, Ill. (March 22, 2020) – With growing needs and support for Walgreens stores and pharmacies, the company is looking to fill more than 9,500 existing full- and part-time and temporary roles in stores across the U.S., including customer service associates, pharmacy technicians … Read more

Illinois unemployment falls to historic low in January

First time in 10 years Illinois falls below national rate information provided by the Illinois Department of Employment Security SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 15, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate fell -0.2 percentage point to 3.5 percent, a new record low, while nonfarm payrolls added +16,600 jobs … Read more