Call will feature experts from the Illinois Dept. of Employment Security and the Illinois Retail Merchants Association; will focus on the economic impacts of COVID-19 Chicago…State Representative Brad Stephens (R-Chicago) will host a telephone townhall at 10:15 am on Tuesday, March 31. The call will focus on economic issues and feature Robb Karr from the…

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Tax Deadline Extension The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) is following the federal government in providing special tax filing and payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak. The filing deadline for Illinois income tax returns has been extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Click here for more…

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Stephens, Doctors Explain Why Staying Isolated Is Vital March 23, 2020 Journal & Topics Media Group Anne Lunde State Rep. Brad Stephens (R-20th) invited residents of his district to participate in a teleconference on the COVID-19 virus situation with physicians from two local hospital system emergency rooms on Monday (March 23) in an effort to…

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Chicago…State Representative Brad Stephens (R-Chicago) hosted a telephone town hall with local subject matter experts Dr. John Allegretti and Dr. Matthew Jordan to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic with the community. “I wanted to host this Tele-TownHall to be sure our residents are informed and could have their concerns addressed in these trying times,” said Stephens.…

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Chicago…In an effort to protect those on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 Virus State Representative Brad Stephens (R–Chicago) sent a letter to Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot asking them to prioritize first responders and healthcare workers once a COVID-19 treatment becomes available: “As our state and nation continue to battle…

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Chicago…Today State Representative Brad Stephens (R–Chicago) sent a letter to Governor Pritzker urging him to allow for tax remittance deferral for the hotel industry in order to help hotels stay liquid during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The 20th District encompasses the Village of Rosemont and the Northwest Corner of Chicago, as well as several communities that heavily…

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Low-to-moderate income families and senior citizens needing assistance filing their 2019 income taxes can receive free help through several trusted programs across the State of Illinois. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and AARP Tax-Aide programs are providing free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in over 300 locations statewide. “Taxes…

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Illinois residents can complete the census online starting tomorrow (March 12th) at my2020census.gov. CHICAGO/SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced the first day to complete the 2020 Census online will be tomorrow, March 12th on my2020census.gov. The online questionnaire is the quickest and easiest way to get counted in Illinois and can be accessed from…

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Who is at Higher Risk? Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes: Older adults People who have serious chronic medical conditions like: Heart disease Diabetes Lung disease Other diseases that impact the immune system If a…

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Building on the state’s robust and coordinated response to COVID-19, Governor JB Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation today to unlock additional federal resources and help the state prepare for the potential of further spread. Issuing a disaster proclamation is the method of declaring a state of emergency in the state of Illinois, which 13 states…

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