Illinois is set to receive $4.9 billion of the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package set for a vote in the U.S House Friday — and state officials will need every penny to help mitigate the economic toll of the pandemic.
Illinois has three new programs available to small businesses struggling to stay afloat during the shutdown prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Gov. JB Pritzker acknowledged Tuesday that his month-old $42 billion spending plan for the 2021 fiscal year will have to be completely overhauled because of the growing toll of the coronavirus pandemic on Illinois’ economy.
While tens of thousands of Illinoisans have applied for unemployment benefits in recent weeks as the effects of the Coronavirus ripple through the state’s economy, a large chunk of workers will be left behind unless the federal government acts.
More than 64,000 Illinoisans filed unemployment benefit claims with the Illinois Department of Employment Security between Monday and Wednesday as the initial damage caused by the spread of the Coronavirus on the state’s economy emerged.
From U.S. Congress to the Illinois House and the Cook County court system, women dominated the Democratic Primary on Tuesday.