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CHICAGO – As the deadline to file state and federal tax returns draws near, state Rep. Curtis J. Tarver II, D-Chicago is highlighting free filing options for local residents who may need assistance.
“For many, filing taxes can become a tedious process, but fortunately, there are free filing options and services available to make filing less difficult,” said Tarver. “Payment plans are also available, allowing taxes to be paid in installments since families have been faced with many new challenges in recent months.”
AURORA, Ill. – To help consumers maximize their savings on utility costs during the COVID-19 pandemic, state Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, is hosting virtual one-on-one utility bill clinics with the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) on Wednesday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
DES PLAINES, Ill – State Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, is reminding residents of the upcoming July 15 deadline to file their taxes, which was delayed from the usual date in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – With the tax deadline approaching next week, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is reminding residents to file their state and federal income taxes by July 15.
To Safeguard Rights of Senior Citizens, Illinois Legislators Express Profound Concern about Consequences of Clare Oaks Bankruptcy
BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. – The bankruptcy filing of Clare Oaks, a leading continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Bartlett, Ill., has drawn intense interest from state representatives led by Diane Pappas, D-Itasca, whose 45th District encompasses Clare Oaks.
BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. – With the income tax filing deadline approaching, state Rep. Diane Pappas, D-Itasca, is reminding residents to file their state and federal taxes if they have not already done so.
OTTAWA, IL – As the July 15 deadline to file state and federal taxes approaches next week, state Rep. Lance Yednock is highlighting free filing options for local residents who may need assistance.
“Filing taxes can become overwhelming for many, but there are free filing services and assistance programs from the IRS and state government available to ease the process,” Yednock said. “For those who may be faced with financial hardships, there are also payment plans available, allowing taxes to be paid in installments.”
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – House Speaker Michael J. Madigan released the following statement Thursday.
DES PLAINES, Ill. – State Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines is encouraging families experiencing food instability during the COVID-19 public health crisis to take advantage of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program providing families with cash payments for the purpose of purchasing food.
GURNEE, Ill. – Students with epilepsy will be safer at school under legislation backed by state Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, that went into effect on July 1. Mason sponsored the Seizure Smart School Act, a measure that creates new seizure training requirements for all Illinois school employees.
OTTAWA, IL – As many workers throughout the Illinois Valley have been laid off or furloughed in recent months, state Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, is highlighting new job training resources for Illinoisans that are out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Costa Howard Encourages Veterans and Families to Share their Stories with Illinois Veterans History Project
LOMBARD – In the spirit of Independence Day, state Rep. Terra Costa Howard, D-Glen Ellyn, is encouraging those who have served our country, and their families, to contribute their names and stories to the Illinois Veterans History Project, to be preserved and shared for generations to come.
ALTON, Ill. – To help residents connect with free resources to assist with their financial management, state Rep. Monica Bristow, D-Alton, is encouraging residents to access free weekly credit reports online.
GURNEE, Ill. – A measure supported by state Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, to bring additional civics education to Illinois middle schools went into effect on Wednesday.
ALTON, Ill. – State Rep. Monica Bristow, D-Alton, is reminding residents about the Senior Illinoisan Hall of Fame nominations, which honors the hard work and achievements of Illinois residents that are age 65 and above across the state.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Students will receive at least one semester of civics instruction between 6th and 8th grade under a new law supported by state Rep. Mark Walker, D-Arlington Heights.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – State Rep. Mark Walker, D-Arlington Heights, is encouraging residents to complete their state and federal tax filings in advance of the July 15 deadline, which was initially pushed pack from its usual date in April due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – With new COVID-19 infection rates down, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is reminding residents of the move to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan.