SNAP recipients will soon be able to buy food online

Access to be provided automatically to all existing Link card holders beginning June 2 information provided by the Illinois Department of Human Services SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 22, 2020) – The state’s plan to enable 1.8 million SNAP recipients to purchase food from participating grocery retailers online has been approved by the federal government. Customers will … Read more

Phase 3 of Restore Illinois Plan updated in consultation with health experts

Bars and restaurants can open for outdoor seating; all state parks to open information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (May 21, 2020) – Yesterday Governor JB Pritzker announced updates to Phase 3 of the state’s Restore Illinois plan. “We are by no means out of the woods, but directionally, things are … Read more

Potbelly returning Payroll Protection Program loan

information provided by Potbelly Corporation CHICAGO, Ill. (April 25, 2020) (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – On April 25, Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ: PBPB) released the following statement: Potbelly’s sales dropped dramatically when COVID-19 hit, forcing us to furlough employees, close shops, and significantly cut salaries at all levels of the organization. In order to financially support our in-shop … Read more

Illinois Department of Labor shares safety measures for 2020 planting season

“Tractor overturns are the leading cause of fatalities in the agriculture industry” information provided by the Illinois Department of Labor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 12, 2020) – COVID-19 has hit the pause button for millions of people in Illinois—but that does not include the state’s farmers. The warming spring weather means an onslaught of activity in … Read more

$14 million in emergency grants awarded to more than 700 bars, restaurants, hotels

information provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 9, 2020) – Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), in partnership with Accion Serving Illinois and Indiana, awarded $14 million in small grants to over 700 small bars, restaurants, and hotels. 12,000 businesses applied … Read more