Stay at Home Extended until April 30
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Dear Neighbors,

Today, Governor J.B. Pritzker extending the State at Home order, closing of schools and state of emergency until April 30. This afternoon Governor Pritzker announced that effective tomorrow, the Stay-at-Home order for the State of Illinois has been extended through April 30, including the closure of all Illinois schools. 

This order is an important to help contain the spread of Coronavirus. Health and medical experts project that our region has not yet reached the peak of impact of this virus, and expect that the number of positive cases and related deaths will continue to grow until then. The Stay-at-Home order and guidance for social distancing are ways that we can protect our own health and the health of our neighbors.

Disease Statistics continue to climb. Today, Illinois added 937 new cases, and 26 more deaths. Stay Home, Save Lives.
City of Chicago
Small Business Resiliency Loans
Now Open
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The City's Small Business Resiliency Fund will provide loans to businesses with less than $3 million in gross revenues with fewer than 50 employees. Applications just opened.

You can also click this page for information and to apply. The amount is limited, so please apply immediately.
State of Illinois
Emergency Small Business Grants and Loans Assistance
Deadline Wednesday, April 1 at 5 p.m.
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The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is working with the nonprofit Accion to launch the Hospitality Emergency Grant Program (HEGP), offering $14 million in assistance for bars and restaurants that had less than $1 million in gross revenue and hotels with less than $8 million in revenues in 2019.

Please visit this website for more information and to apply. Businesses can apply here.
Housing Assistance Grant Program
Applications close TODAY at midnight

Mayor Lightfoot and Department of Housing (DOH) announced the creation of a COVID-19 Housing Assistance Grant program to assist Chicagoans who have lost their jobs or have been impacted by the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with the Family Independence Initiative (FII), DOH will deploy $2 million from the Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund (AHOF) to fund one-time grants to help lower income Chicagoans with rent and mortgage paymen ts. 

The fund will award 2,000 individual grants in the amount of $1,000. The grants will be awarded through a lottery. For more details and to apply, click here.
What Does Mayor Lightfoot Think About Social Distancing?
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Nursing and Medical Volunteers Needed

The Chicago Medical Corps needs nursing and medical providers and other non-medical volunteers to volunteer to help protect Chicago during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The City and State are looking for any and all health care workers, including nursing and medical students and retirees. Find more information and sign up at
Stay home, Save lives,

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