Governor Seeks Fines for Non-Compliant Businesses
Late yesterday, Governor JB Pritzker’s Administration filed emergency rules creating a Class A misdemeanor for businesses that are operating in violation of his Executive Order. A Class A misdemeanor is the most serious misdemeanor in Illinois and can include a maximum punishment of 364 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500.
Recently, many local units of government have voted or announced that businesses may reopen or indicated that they will not shut down non-essential businesses that are currently operating. While the Governor stated on numerous occasions that enforcement shall be at the local level, this action is directly aimed at penalizing businesses with criminal citations.
This rule was promulgated by the Illinois Department of Public Health without notice or public hearing and will be officially published by the Secretary of State’s Office on Monday. The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules is scheduled to meet on Wednesday and could consider the rule. It would require 8 of the 12 members of JCAR to vote “no” in order to block the rule from taking effect.
SBA and Treasury Outline PPP Loan Forgiveness
The Small Business Administration and Treasury Department released guidance yesterday for employers that are seeking loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program. Businesses need to complete an application and submit it to their lender. The application includes four sections including:
  1. PPP loan forgiveness calculation form
  2. PPP Schedule A
  3. PPP Schedule A worksheet
  4. PPP Borrower Demographic Information form (optional)

Enjoy your weekend.
Mark Denzler
President & CEO
Illinois Manufacturers' Association
Illinois Manufacturers' Association
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