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Thursday, July 2, 2020
Gov. Pritzker’s Lockdown Orders Tossed; Individual Liberty Re-Established in Illinois

Once again, Clay County Circuit Court Judge Michael McHaney ruled Governor J.B. Pritzker overstepped his authority in issuing multiple “stay at home” or lockdown orders to address the COVID-19 pandemic….


Tuesday, June 30, 2020
$375,000 in Grants for Non-Profits Helping Feed & House Families During the Coronavirus Emergency

State Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) is joining the state treasurer’s office in reminding non-profit organizations that there is a grant program through the Charitable Trust Stabilization Fund which assists small…


Thursday, June 25, 2020
Rep. Bailey OP-ED: Leadership is Lacking

In Illinois, we are three months into governance by Executive Order.  40 Executive Orders are already on the books since the beginning of the Coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak. One-person rule…


Tuesday, June 23, 2020
PPP Loan Forgiveness Webinars Help Businesses, Lenders During COVID-19 Pandemic

IDFPR Announces Partnership with Small Business Administration The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR)has announced that recordings of two webinars hosted Thursday to help businesses and lenders with…


Friday, June 19, 2020
‘BIG’ (Business Interruption Grants) Program for Those Impacted by the COVID-19 Related Closures: Apply Beginning June 26

$40 Million Available to Barbers, Restaurants, & Gyms VIEW: Business Interruption Grant Application VIEW: Full Eligibility Criteria VIEW: Business Certification Form and Eligible Cost List (check back for posting) State…


Thursday, June 18, 2020
Gov. Signs Unnecessary and Costly Mandates Legislation for November Election

State Rep. Darren Bailey responded to the news that Governor Pritzker signed into law Senate Bill 1863 and House Bill 2238 to make election day another state holiday and require…


Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Rep. Bailey Reminds of Free Fishing in IL June 19-22

Great Opportunity for ‘Father’s Day’ Weekend Fun State Rep. Darren Bailey is reminding everyone that the annual Illinois Department of Natural Resource (IDNR) Free Fishing Days celebration is scheduled for…


Saturday, June 13, 2020
2020 ‘Senior Hall of Fame’ Deadline Aug. 31st: Nominate Someone Who Has Made an Impact in Your Community

State Rep. Darren Bailey is joining with the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) to promote the 2020 Senior Hall of Fame program to honor senior citizens in the community who…


Friday, June 5, 2020
Downstate Stabilization Grants Awarded to Four Small Businesses in Clay County for $81,650

State Rep. Darren Bailey has been notified that four small businesses in Flora have been awarded grants who have been adversely affected from the coronavirus shutdowns. Small businesses work with…


Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Free NFIB Webinar Wednesday, June 3rd Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Part III

10 Keys to Loan Forgiveness & Your Questions Answered Live If you have questions on loan forgiveness under the PPP, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is hosting a…