House passes $2.2T rescue package, rushes it to Trump

AP — The House has approved a $2.2 trillion rescue package, rushing it to President Donald Trump for his signature. The measure tosses a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic. The House approved the sweeping measure by a voice vote, as strong majorities of both…Read more…

IL Tax Day Pushed to July 15th

ILLINOIS (RFD) — With plenty to worry about right now don’t let filing out your taxes in a less than a month be one of them says Governor JB Pritzker. Already more than 3.4 million people have filed their taxes in the state. If you want to file early the Illinois Department of Revenue will…Read more…

Pritzker Announces Stabilization Grants for Suburban, Downstate Businesses

ILLINOIS — 330 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Tuesday into Wednesday. That was announced at Wednesday’s daily press conference held by Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker. In addition to the new cases, 3 more deaths were confirmed, bringing the states COVID-19 death total to 19. While uncertainty looms for everyone in the state, some help…Read more…

Federal officials reach deal on $2 trillion coronavirus relief package

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both parties have struck an agreement on a sweeping $2 trillion measure to aid workers, businesses and a health care system strained by the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak. Top White House aide Eric Ueland announced the agreement in a Capitol hallway shortly after midnight. The…Read more…

Livingston County COVID-19 Patient Speaks Out About Her Experience

ILLINOIS (RFD) — The first Livingston County coronavirus patient is speaking out about her experience with the virus. The woman is in her 60s and recently traveled, and is recovering at home in isolation. Wanting to remain anonymous, the woman says she had a fever along with aches and pains and thought she had the…Read more…

WIU Interactive Map Tracks COVID-19 Spread

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Western Illinois University promoting an interactive tool that monitors the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to Illinois and bordering states. It’s a digital map says WIU GIS Center Director Chad Sperry. You can find map at “arcg.is/0OTGSP.”Read more…

Tax Relief For Small Businesses Coming

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Small businesses, especially restaurants and bars are under extreme pressure right now. The rules on social distancing and gatherings have hurt business even with carryout options available. On Thursday Governor JB Pritzker announced the start of relief for those businesses. The second part of relief is that small businesses are able to…Read more…

Pritzker Signs Order Waiving Overweight Trucking Permits for Movement of Emergency Relief Supplies

ILLINOIS (IRN) — An Illinois trucking leader applauded the governor’s decision to waive overweight trucking permits for the movement of emergency relief supplies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order, effective through April 12, does not apply to posted bridges and local highways with special and seasonal weight restrictions Don Schaefer, executive vice president of…Read more…