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Friday, May 8, 2020
Legislative News from State Rep. Amy Grant

Yesterday the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), which handles unemployment claims for the state, reported that more than one million Illinoisans have lost their jobs since March 1. It’s…


Friday, May 8, 2020
House Republicans Create List of Priorities that will Aid Illinois’ Economic Recovery

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded and the March stay home order was put into place, House Republicans created an internal Economic Recovery Working Group. Chaired by Deputy Republican Leader Dan…


Friday, May 8, 2020
House Republicans’ COVID-19 Reopening & Recovery Framework Balances Public Safety with Need for Illinoisans to Get Back to Work

A comprehensive economic reopening and recovery framework created by House Republicans (HGOP) was shared with Governor Pritzker prior to the unveiling of his own recovery plan. Even though he had…


Friday, May 8, 2020
Independent Contractors and 1099 Workers Can Begin to File for Unemployment on Monday, May 11

Independent contractors, sole proprietors, gig workers and those who receive 1099 tax forms, who up to this point have not been eligible for jobless benefits, can apply for out of…


Thursday, May 7, 2020
Suburban CDL Facility Reopens to Assist Commercial Truck Drivers

The Secretary of State’s office has opened three Commercial Drivers License (CDL) facilities to meet the overwhelming demand being placed on commercial and agricultural enterprises engaged in delivering and producing…


Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Rep. Amy Grant Responds to Governor Pritzker’s Plan to Reopen Illinois

On Tuesday afternoon, Governor Pritzker presented his plan for a regional approach to reopen the Illinois economy. His plan seeks to restore the Illinois economy through five steps over four…


Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Rep. Grant, House Republican Women Urge Governor Pritzker to Call Legislators Back to Springfield

In a letter sent to Governor Pritzker on April 28, State Representative Amy Grant (R-Wheaton) and the women of the House Republican Caucus asked the Governor to call lawmakers to…


Monday, May 4, 2020
Rep. Amy Grant Seeks Community Input on COVID-19 Survey

State Representative Amy Grant (R-Wheaton) is seeking input from community members about the handling of the COVID-19 crisis in Illinois. Through a short survey, people can weigh in on issues…


Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Rep. Amy Grant Shares Grant Opportunities for College Students at Risk of Dropping Out Due To COVID-19

Illinois is providing financial assistance to those students who are most at risk of dropping out of college because of the pandemic. The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), Illinois…


Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Illinoisans can Check the Status of their Federal Stimulus Payment

Those expecting an economic impact payment from the Federal government can now check the status of those funds on the “Get My Payment” portal. The results of the search will…