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Friday, July 31, 2020
McDermed Renews Call for Madigan to Resign with Resolution

State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) is once again calling for Speaker Michael Madigan’s resignation with a new resolution.  The U.S. Attorney’s office recently came to an agreement whereby Illinois utility…


Thursday, July 30, 2020
Reporting Unemployment Insurance Fraud

Numerous concerned Illinoisans have made IDES aware of incidents of Unemployment Insurance (UI) Fraud/Identity Theft. If you become a victim of UI Fraud/Identity Theft, you must either contact IDES by…


Thursday, July 30, 2020
Governor Issues New Youth Sports Guidance

The Governor announced new guidance restricting youth and adult recreational organized sports in Illinois. That includes school-based sports such as those governed by the IHSA and IES, travel clubs, private leagues, recreational…


Wednesday, July 29, 2020
New Grants for Childcare Providers Available

$270 million in funding is now available from the state of Illinois to assist child care providers with reopening in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting today, licensed child…


Monday, July 20, 2020
House Republicans Again Call for Madigan to Resign

Four Illinois House Republican lawmakers called for Speaker Mike Madigan to resign amid news of a federal investigation on December 3, 2019. Yet seven months later, Madigan is still in…


Friday, July 17, 2020
Rep. McDermed Calls Out House Democrats on Speaker Madigan

Mokena, IL….State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) released the following statement today following the news that yet again Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan has been implicated in serious corruption charges and…


Friday, July 17, 2020
Pritzker Announces COVID Resurgence Criteria, Mitigation Actions

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has established a menu of mitigation options organized by risk level to combat the resurgence of COVID-19 in the state. The following health…


Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Guidelines for School Re-opening Announced

Today the state announced guidelines for Illinois schools to safely return to in-person Instruction as the state advances to Phase 4 of the Governor’s Restore Illinois plan. GUIDANCE FOR K-12…


Monday, June 22, 2020
Phase 4 Set to Begin Friday, New Guidelines Announced

Illinois is preparing to move into Phase 4 of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan on Friday, June 26th. Phase 4 allows for the reopening or expansion of several key business segments…


Thursday, June 18, 2020
New State Grants, Expanded Programs

LIHEAP/CSBG PROGRAMS EXPANDED The state has increased funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) programs to help families impacted by the pandemic. Applicants for…