With changes happening every day, I have collected information that you may find helpful:
County Board meeting is postponed for tomorrow due to respecting social distancing guidelines, and we are awaiting new Open Meeting Act regulations that are coming from the State of Illinois that will allow for remote participation for a majority of a quorum.
McLean County’s Resource Center for latest updates on COVID-19 in McLean County
“At the state level, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced they are taking additional steps to support workers and families impacted by COVID-19.
The administration will file emergency rules this week to clarify that individuals unemployed due to COVID-19 can generally qualify for unemployment benefits to the full extent permitted by federal law.
Pritzker’s office says if an individual is off work through no fault of their own, they can seek unemployment insurance benefits from IDES.”
“Effective Monday, circuit courts in Ford, Livingston, Logan, McLean and Woodford counties will hear only cases involving criminal felonies, bond hearings, juvenile abuse/neglect, juvenile delinquency cases, petitions to rescind summary suspension and other emergency hearings.
If you do not have a case in one of these categories, court authorities ask you do not come to court.”
This will prevent any hearings on potential eviction cases.
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is asking businesses to provide details on how COVID-19 will negatively impact their business, so Illinois can apply for disaster support funding.
Accurate responses to the questions below will assist in evaluating a request for an economic injury disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The Illinois Commerce Commission has contacted investor-owned regulated utilities urging them to take steps to cease disconnections for non-payment, and to suspend the imposition of late payment fees or penalties, until May 1, 2020.
This is in response to Governor J.B. Pritzker’s call for a moratorium on water, natural gas, and electric service disconnections. Chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission Carrie Zalewski said the commission will do everything within its power to make sure consumers continue to get essential services.