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Monday, May 25, 2020

RESTORE ILLINOIS Phase 3 Industry-specific Reopening Guidelines Released

Governor JB Pritzker today released industry-specific guidelines that allow for the safe re-opening of businesses as the state progresses into the next phase of the Restore Illinois plan. All four regions of the state are on track to advance to Phase 3 of the plan in the coming days, allowing thousands of residents to return to work, and the reopening of businesses in the following industries: retail, offices, manufacturing, barbershops and salons, summer programs, various outdoor recreation activities and bars and restaurants for outdoor dining.

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

COVID-19 Pivot Part 5: Exit Quarantine with New Skills in Tow

If you think back to your days as an employee, you may recall that one of the best cases for a raise, a title change or even a promotion was to just learn new skills. For your business, the path to operational improvements, margin increases and new revenue streams is identical.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Portal Opening in Illinois May 11

For 1099 workers who have lost work due to COVID-19, a new application portal will open on May 11 via the Illinois Department of Employment Security website. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provides 100% federally funded unemployment benefits for those who are not eligible for the state’s regular unemployment insurance program, the extended benefit program or Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), including independent contractors and sole-proprietors.

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Friday, April 10, 2020

Kankakee County Chambers, CVB Promote Buy Local Campaign April 11-18

The Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce, Manteno Chamber of Commerce and the Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau are joining chambers and small businesses across the state of Illinois to launch the ‘IL’ove Local campaign to encourage people to support local businesses during the week of April 11 – 18, 2020, led by the Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (IACCE).

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Rest on Your Laurels, Kankakee County.

Change is the universe’s default. Progress, at its best, is positive change. As we together weather the unprecedented global reverberations presented by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, subsequent shelter-in-place precautions, and tremendous personal and business losses, it is tempting to abandon the notion of progress. But that would be a tragic mistake.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

ONU Hosts Cybersecurity Lecture Series

As society increasingly becomes dependent on technology, organizations must reciprocally learn about cyber attack risks and how to increase privacy controls. The goal of Olivet’s Cybersecurity lecture series is to help students and the greater community understand cyber risks.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Cue Kankakee: Remote Working

Kankakee County sees opportunity in the growing economic trend of remote workers. Many Chicago-land employees are seeking a reduced cost of living and a more family-friendly area that can be found in Kankakee County by working remotely.

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