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Friday, May 8, 2020
Petition to Convene the Illinois General Assembly

The Illinois General Assembly has not met since March 5th. In the interim, Governor Pritzker has made sweeping policy decisions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic through a patchwork of Executive Orders….


Thursday, May 7, 2020
IDES Issues Guidance for Self Employed Workers

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) has released new instructions for 1099 workers who have lost work due to COVID-19. A 1099 employee is one that doesn’t fall under…


Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Governor announces New Regional Approach to Reopening Illinois

The Governor announced today that he will be incorporating a regional approach to reopen the state’s economy in a five-phase plan called Restore Illinois. The four regions are Northeast, North-Central, Central…


Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Mazzochi, House Republican Women Urge Pritzker to Call Legislators Back to Work

In a letter to Governor Pritzker today, State Representative Deanne Mazzochi (R-Elmhurst) and the women of the House Republican Caucus outlined ways to move Illinois forward safely, reasonably, regionally and…


Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Face Coverings for Illinoisans Required Starting May 1

By order of the Governor, beginning on May 1, individuals will be required to wear a face-covering or a mask when in a public place where they can’t maintain a…


Thursday, April 23, 2020
Governor Extends Stay at Home Order Through May; Changes Take Effect May 1

Today Governor Pritzker announced plans to extend Illinois Stay at Home Order to May 30th. In addition, he outlined the following changes to the order beginning on May 1st: OUTDOOR…


Thursday, April 23, 2020
Mazzochi on WGN’s Political Report

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
COVID-19 Student Loan Relief: What to know

The federal CARES Act provided much-needed relief for those with federal student loans who are struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including automatic suspension of monthly payments and interest, and halting involuntary…


Monday, April 20, 2020
Mazzochi Discusses State COVID Response, Path to Reopening On Flannery Fired Up

Friday, April 17, 2020
COVID-19 Bill Deferment Programs

COVID-19, and the ensuing lockdown, has resulted in economic hardships for many in Illinois. Companies across the United States and Illinois are voluntarily or mandatorily offering bill deferment programs. Below…