Illinois House Democratic Caucus
ALTON, Ill. – To ensure that small business owners have access to state and federal resources, state Rep. Monica Bristow, D-Alton, is highlighting new programs created to address the new obstacles due to the COVID-19 Outbreak. Several new announced programs, including the Illinois Small Business
Emergency Loan Fund and the Hospitality Emergency Grant Program, were created to address specific challenges to small businesses and the hospitality industry.
GURNEE, Ill. – As small businesses grapple with changes in operation due to the coronavirus outbreak, state Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, is encouraging residents to shop locally.
BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. – State Rep. Diane Pappas, D-Itasca, is promoting the local blood bank, Versiti Blood Center of Illinois, to help address the severe shortage in blood donations during the COVID-19 emergency.
VILLA PARK, Ill. – State Rep. Deb Conroy, D-Villa Park, is encouraging healthy residents to safely give back to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –State Rep. Diane Pappas, D-Itasca, is encouraging local businesses to take part in an Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Revenue survey so government agencies may take appropriate measures to combat the economic effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – In response to the economic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is highlighting the new disaster relief loans offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to relieve the economic impact facing small businesses.
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Illinois’ tax filing deadline has been extended from April 15 to July 15, a move that state Rep. Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island, says will help working families and small business owners weather the economic impact of COVID-19.
DES PLAINES, Ill. – Concerned about the well-being of local businesses during the COVID-19 crisis, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, is encouraging business leaders to check out resources available to provide financial assistance and other help.
LOMBARD – As Illinois business owners and non-profit organizations face mandated closures and declines in revenue because of COVID-19, state Rep. Terra Costa Howard, D-Glen Ellyn, is encouraging them to apply for disaster relief loans through the Small Business Administration.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – State Rep. Mark Walker, D-Arlington Heights, is calling attention to recent license renewal changes from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) and the ability for former healthcare workers to return to the field to fight the COVID-19 outbreak.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – With an increased need for food, medicine, cleaning supplies and other critical items to be available, state Rep. Mark Walker, D-Arlington Heights, is speaking out against reports of price gouging across Illinois.
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – To share increased resources for residents that are most vulnerable to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), state Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, is highlighting senior shopping hours at local grocery stores.
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – With the COVID-19 outbreak negatively impacting families and businesses across the state, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is highlighting the decision to push the state tax filing deadline back from April 15 to July 15 as part of an effort to support middle-class families during the pandemic.
BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. – In light of the ongoing pandemic, state Rep. Diane Pappas, D-Itasca, is promoting the Northern Illinois Food Bank to help residents struggling with food insecurity during the COVID-19 emergency.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, has cancelled his schedule of events for March, which included seminars on crime prevention and expungement, in an effort comply with the latest recommendations from public health organizations concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19).
OTTAWA, Ill. – State Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, is highlighting senior shopping hours at local grocery stores across the Illinois Valley which have been established to help protect seniors and other vulnerable residents during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – As local businesses begin temporarily closing to comply with the governor’s stay-at-home order that took effect Friday, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, is highlighting local food banks that are available to help families facing hardship during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
CHICAGO – To ensure public health and safety of the community, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, is urging residents to take precautionary steps to protect themselves and their community from COVID-19 by following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).