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Small businesses to receive $46 million in emergency grants

Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) on Wednesday announced $46 million in small business grants have been released to 2,655 small businesses located in over 400 individual cities and spread across 78 counties.

Senate Bill seeks to remove major barrier to Black homeownership

National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) applauds introduction of American Dream Down Payment Savings Act intended to break financial constraints thwarting the growth of Black homeownership.

Is the Postal Service slowing mail delivery?

Already frustrated with late, delayed or lost mail? Residents who depend on the U.S. Postal Service can expect even more frustration. As first reported by the Associated Press, mail deliveries could be delayed by a day or more under cost-cutting ...

New Romeoville trails are rolling along

There are 5.3 miles of new bike paths coming to Romeoville via two previously announced projects. These join the more than 30 miles of paths that already run through the village. “These two projects will be a big addition to ...

NNPA teams with Magic Johnson to fund over $100 Million in PPP loans for minority and women-owned businesses

Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., President and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) announced today that he and the NNPA have agreed to assist the efforts of Earvin “Magic” Johnson, majority owner of EquiTrust, the nation’s largest minority-owned ...

Wells Fargo names Kristy Fercho to lead Home Lending

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced that Kristy Fercho will join the company at the beginning of August as the new head of Wells Fargo Home Lending. Fercho has 18 years of leadership experience in the mortgage industry and ...

Will County names new Ethics Adviser

Rolonda Mitchell has been named Will County Ethics Adviser, replacing Kathleen Kallan, who has retired. Kallan, a former judge, had held the post since the ethics ordinance was enacted in 2006. Will County Executive Denise Winfrey is pleased to have ...

New Popeyes coming to Romeoville

Romeoville continues to see new ground up construction, despite the current environment. Popeyes has submitted a concept plan for a new restaurant along Weber Road in front of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. The building will be 2,300 square feet and ...

Green light given to predatory payday lenders to prey upon the most vulnerable consumers

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc throughout the country, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently took an ill-advised and untimely action. On July 7, the agency gutted its own 2017 payday rule that required lenders to first determine whether ...

Romeoville to hold essential workers parade

The Village of Romeoville will hold an essential workers parade on Saturday, July 18. The staging ground will be at White Oak Library. Things will kick off at 1:00 p.m. and follow the route indicated on the map below, ending ...

All in or out? How business owners can deal with COVID'S cloudy future

Thetimesweekly.com As the coronavirus pandemic continues, small businesses have reopened across the nation but certainty and optimism are a long way from being restored. Spikes in infections in many states, double-digit unemployment, consumer and lender concerns, and steep economic challenges ...

Incentives drive Rod Baker dealership to Route 59

An economic incentive agreement will make it possible for Rod Baker Ford to open a new dealership on Route 59 in Plainfield. The agreement approved by the Plainfield Village Board Monday stipulates that the village will receive 1 percent of ...

New Small Business Development Center opens in Joliet

To help businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through the process of applying for state and federal emergency assistance programs, a new Small Business Development Center opened at the Joliet Junior College, according to Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Plainfield) who announced ...

Romeoville’s Rotary Park to get an upgrade

Rotary Park (2023 Whitmore Dr.) will be the next Romeoville park to be redeveloped. The Village Board has approved a contract with Wight & Company to create a concept plan, which is anticipated to feature new playground equipment, a shelter, ...

Home and Garden Show comes to Romeoville Athletic & Event Center

Romeoville is excited to host their first home and garden show the weekend of March 20 and 21, 2021 at the Romeoville Athletic & Event Center. The show, featuring bricks, blooms, and backyards, will be free to attend and is ...

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