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Shimkus Warns Workers About Payroll Tax Deferral

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) today has a word of caution for workers and a reminder for non-tax filers related to recent federal actions. On August 8, President Donald Trump signed an executive order allowing employers to defer some Social Security payroll taxes... Read More.

30 Illinois Counties at Warning Level for Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Friday reported 30 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  A county enters a warning level when two or more COVID-19 risk indicators that measure the amount... Read More.

First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Illinois for 2020

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Illinois for 2020.  A DuPage County resident in her 40s became ill in mid-August. “While we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, we must also... Read More.

POT TAXES

While the latest total adult-use cannabis sales for Illinois for the month of August weren’t immediately available, the amount of taxes for the month is in. Data from the Illinois Department of Revenue show the state took in $19.2 million in cannabis taxes last... Read More.

Indiana State Police Detectives Warn Public about Online Dog Scams

Indiana State Police Detectives at Evansville are currently investigating a couple of fraud incidents involving individuals attempting to purchase dogs online. One recent Warrick County resident purchased a dog through a website and paid $900. The dog was going to be shipped to the... Read More.

29 Illinois Counties at Warning Level for Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 29 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  A county enters a warning level when two or more COVID-19 risk indicators that measure the amount... Read More.

Secretary of State Offices Closed for Labor Day

llinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that all offices and Driver Service facilities will close in observance of Labor Day. Offices and Driver Services Facilities operating on a: Tuesday through Saturday schedule, like the Carmi facility, will be closed on Saturday, September 5,... Read More.