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Thursday, April 9, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Asks Dept. of Corrections to Explain Inmate Releases

State Rep. Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) sent a letter to Acting Director Rob Jeffreys at the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) asking for explanations on the decisions taken regarding inmates…


Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Shares Info on “Paycheck Protection Program Loans”

As of April 8, 2020 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, intends to provide timely additional guidance to address…


Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Asks Public to Give Input to ‘Criminal Justice Authority’ for Best Policy on Grants

State Rep. Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) is asking the public to give input on the grant application administered by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA). The ICJIA is responsible…


Thursday, April 2, 2020
Rep. Wilhour: More Blood Donation Opportunities

Thank you to all who have stepped up to help with the blood supply! Here are the next times and locations you can donate. You are asked to call first…


Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Rep. Wilhour Reminds Residents They Can Hunt & Fish During ‘Stay At Home’ Order on Their Private Property

State Rep. Blaine Wilhour is reminding residents that the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) closed state parks, fish and wildlife areas, recreational areas and historic sites effective March 15,…


Friday, March 27, 2020
What the CARES Act Means for Illinoisans

Congress approved and the President has signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) today. The $2.2 trillion economic rescue package provides help for families, small business, hospitals,…


Thursday, March 26, 2020
$20 Million for ‘Downstate Stabilization’ Grants for Small Businesses with Less than 50 Employees

 Work with Local Governments to Apply for Help State Rep. Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) is advising the small businesses in his downstate area to consider applying for a ‘Downstate Small…


Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Tax Filing Deadline Extended to July 15

The governor announced today that the State of Illinois is extending the deadline to file state income taxes to coincide with the new federal deadline of July 15, 2020. “I…


Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Helpful Hints to Apply for Unemployment Benefits

The top issue we are receiving calls and emails about in the district office at this time are concerning how to apply for unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 emergency. With…


Monday, March 23, 2020
State to Make Low-Interest Loans for Businesses: $250 Million Available as Soon as This Week

The state treasurer’s office announced it will make up to $250 million available to Illinois banks and credit unions that wish to participate in an impact investment loan program. The…