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State of Illinois ARPA Funds Now Available
July 22, 2021, Legislative briefs
On July 22, 2021, the State of Illinois announced the opening of its portal for non-entitlement units (NEU) of local government to request funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. The state’s press release is available via this l…
COVID-19 Update: U.S. Treasury Releases ARP Funding Guidance, May 10, 2021
May 12, 2021, Legislative briefs
On March 11, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., signed H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, into law. The new law will distribute $1.9 trillion in direct stimulus payments for state and local governments, agriculture and nutrition prog…
Comptroller Defers Collection of Municipal Fines and Fees
March 25, 2021, Legislative briefs
On March 15, Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza announced that her office would be deferring the deduction of municipal fines and fees from certain income tax refunds. This decision will result in a nearly $15 million negative impact to all governme…
COVID-19 Update: Governor Announces
March 18, 2021, Legislative briefs
The Illinois Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) press release announcing their daily test data is available via this link. Preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from March 11 through March 17 is now …
COVID-19 Update: President Signs American Rescue Plan - March 11, 2021
March 11, 2021, Legislative briefs
The Illinois Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) press release announcing their daily test data is available via this link.Preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from March 4 through March 10 is now 2.…

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