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Recent News
Friday, April 3, 2020
Small businesses can now apply for Paycheck Protection Program

Small businesses can  download the application for the Paycheck Protection Program to file with an eligible lender. The Federal Paycheck Protection Program was created through the CARES Act and is designed to provide a direct incentive for small…

Friday, March 27, 2020
More to be done to help IDES meet needs of unemployed, provide certainty to business

As  COVID-19 driven unemployment rates surge, the state of Illinois is falling behind in helping residents obtain much needed benefits and providing information to businesses about the repercussions on their unemployment insurance…

Thursday, March 26, 2020
April 1 deadline to apply for new restaurant, hospitality grants

To help hospitality businesses make ends meet in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, DCEO has launched the Hospitality Emergency Grant Program with $14 million drawn from funds originally budgeted…

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Leader Jim Durkin and House Republicans outline legislative initiatives for the 2020 spring session.
Durkin on the woeful failure of Property Tax Relief Task Force
House Republicans introduce ethics reform package
Leader Durkin: Protect Illinois Residents from Ethylene Oxide Emissions
Leader Durkin at Illinois EPA Public Meeting on Sterigenics Permit - 8/1/19
Leader Durkin and Rep. Mazzochi pass the Matt Haller Act
190508 Presser Budget Durkin Brady Demmer
Leader Durkin Extends Get Well Wishes to Rep. Tom Bennett
Leader Durkin on House Rules 2019