U Of I Researcher: State & Local Governments Need Relief

CHICAGO — The U.S. Senate is considering the latest COVID-19 relief bill, which has already passed in the House. One of the larger portions of the package is $350 billion that would be allocated to state and local governments.  Most congressional Republicans argue this money is unnecessary — that it’s a bailout for states and […]

Durbin: Relief Bill Doesn’t Contain Funding To Local Governments

SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Congress reached an agreement on a roughly $900 billion coronavirus relief package that extends unemployment benefits, provides stimulus checks to Americans within a certain income bracket and funding to small businesses, but it fell short of providing direct funding to state and local governments. The relief package approved by both chambers of […]

Today Is Deadline For Illinois Cities To Apply For Federal Aid

SPRINGFIELD — Hundreds of Illinois cities are eligible to apply for federal relief from the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration says. Local government officials have until Dec. 1 to to submit applications.  Local CURE funds were approved in the congressional relief package last spring. Public health and public safety spending, COVID-19 testing and contact […]