Due to its poor financial health and lagging economy, Illinois carries unique economic and fiscal risks from a prolonged market downturn or recession. The state must act now to mitigate harm from COVID-19.View Report
The federal government authorized a financial aid program for small businesses that have closed their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but state and local government also offer assistance.
Business sectors directly affected by the coronavirus and mitigation employ 1.5 million Illinoisans. The longer the shutdown, the more industries and jobs face cuts.
In the case of an epidemic like COVID-19, Illinois governors are given a wide range of emergency powers for a limited period of time.
This page will be updated daily to reflect developments related to the spread of COVID-19 in Illinois.
A quarter of Illinois’ workers are staring down the economic impacts of a global pandemic.
Our team wanted to give you a look at the harsh reality of life in downtown Chicago during the COVID-19 crisis.
Struggling businesses, individuals and families need relief while the economy is shut down. Despite Illinois’ financial woes, leaders can help the recovery by lifting government-imposed financial burdens.
The last thing Illinois needs is more bad news for the sake of it. But ignoring this reality threatens to make this crisis worse.
Illinois’ grocery stores have told shoppers to leave their reusable bags at home to stop COVID-19’s spread. Chicago’s 7-cent bag tax will continue unless the law is changed.
The order was originally scheduled to lift on April 7, but cases of coronavirus in the state continue to rise. Schools will remain closed.