State economic aid available for area businesses under COVID restrictions

State Senator Pat McGuire urges businesses in Will County affected by the current COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigations to apply for economic assistance announced today by Governor JB Pritzker.

Pritzker announces new jobs program for out of work Illinoisans

Governor J.B. Pritzker on Thursday announced a new $16.6 million investment to expand job opportunities for Illinoisans who have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through two new grants received from the U.S. Department of Labor, the Illinois Department ...

Residents are reminded of driver’s license extensions

To keep people from crowding at local secretary of state’s offices, State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) is reminding people of the many extensions offered by the office, as well as what services can be completed online.

State reps. host blood drive participants to receive COVID-19 antibody test

As the widespread blood shortage continues in a time of abundant need, State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, State Senator Pat McGuire, State Representative John Connor, and State Representative Natalie Manley will host a blood drive Tuesday, Sept. 29.

State challenges FDIC rule that allows predatory lenders to bypass interest-rate caps

thetimesweekly.com Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul as part of a coalition of eight attorneys general, filed a lawsuit challenging the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) final rule that exempts buyers of high-interest loans from state interest-rate caps. These caps play ...

Small businesses receiving financial assistance

To help business owners who have faced financial uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) announced more than 25 local business in Will and Kendall Counties will receive assistance through the Business Interruption Grant Program.

Pritzker extends application deadline for emergency rental assistance

Gov. J. B. Pritzker on Tuesday announced the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) has extended the deadline for Illinois renters to apply for aid by one week to 12 p.m. on Aug. 28th due to those impacted by the storms ...

Area Democratic leaders vow to save USPS

Representatives Bill Foster, Sean Casten, and Lauren Underwood will host a press conference at 12:45 today (Tuesday) in front of the Aurora Post Office. The House of Representatives plans to vote later this week on legislation they said will save ...

Pritzker announces new COVID mitigation measures for Region 4

Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are announcing new COVID-19 mitigation efforts that will be implemented in the Metro East area beginning Tuesday. Region 4 is now reporting three consecutive days of a test positivity ...

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.

Free prescription drop off event

State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) is partnering with the Illinois State Police to host a free Prescription Drop Off event. The event will be held on Tuesday, August 25, at the Plainfield Fire Department, 23748 w. 135th Street, from 9:00-11:00am.

Unemployment benefits, rental assistance help for struggling families

thetimesweekly.com To help families searching for relief amid the COVID-19 pandemic, State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) is highlighting additional unemployment benefits and rental assistance for families who are still struggling. “The public health crisis has led to severe financial losses ...

Failing to enforce face coverings rules could result in fines

Failing to enforce rules for face coverings in Illinois could now result in fines. Building on efforts to protect Illinois' workers and communities in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. JB Pritzker announced that the Illinois Department of Public ...

Bill to name Will County Post Office after Larry Walsh Sr.

Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) has introduced a bill to designate the U.S. Post Office facility located at 303 E. Mississippi Ave. in Elwood, Illinois, as the Lawrence M. "Larry" Walsh Sr. Post Office Building.

Pritzker launches new awareness campaign encouraging face coverings

In an effort to get everyone in Illinois on board with the importance of wearing face coverings in public, Gov. J.B. Pritzker has launching a new $5 million awareness campaign.