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

Quarantine perspectives: Working from home with kids

by Jennifer Pallay, Lansing Journal reporter Editor’s note: The people who write for The Lansing Journal represent a diversity of ages, occupations, and family situations. I asked them if they would be willing to share their perspectives on the ways COVID-19 is impacting their personal and professional lives. -Melanie Jongsma DYER, Ind. (March 23, 2020) … Read more

Gov. Pritzker lays out measures to increase testing, hospital capacity in preparation for additional need

information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (March 24, 2020) — Governor JB Pritzker provided an update on the state’s current COVID-19 testing and hospital capacity and laid out measures to increase that capacity to meet the anticipated need in the coming weeks. “We’re using a two-pronged approach to make sure a … Read more

Public Health officials announce 250 new cases of coronavirus disease

information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 24, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 250 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including four deaths: a Chicago resident in his 50s, two Cook County residents both in their 60s, and a DuPage County resident … 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