pexels pixabay 164661Eligible local governments in Illinois are now able to claim over $742 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds.

With Illinois' non-entitlement unit allocations from ARPA, eligible NEUs may claim their allocation by completing submissions to the NEU Portal.  Per federal guidance, NEUs that do not submit information by September 30th, 2021 will forfeit their allocation.

Local non-entitlement units eligible for funding:

Blue Island city - $3,112,986.45 1

Calumet Park village - $1,033,447.88 2

Crestwood village - $1,455,418.71 1

Oak Forest city - $3,694,012.00 1

Robbins village - $739,264.61 1

Alsip village - $2,543,380.22 1

Funds may be used to cover revenue losses, the costs of responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency, and invest in certain infrastructure projects. A full list of eligible Illinois NEUs can be viewed here.

Visit the DCEO website to learn more.

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SB 1730 JonesCHICAGO - A new law sponsored by State Senator Emil Jones III (D-Chicago) will help increase the diversity of Illinois’ business community.

“Diversity is an important aspect of the business community,” Jones said. “All historically discriminated against communities deserve representation in the business world.”

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pexels kindel media 7578977SPRINGFIELD- A new law supported by State Senator Emil Jones III (D-Chicago) will make it easier for homeowners to remove racist and restrictive language concerning racial covenants from their property deeds.

“Racial covenants on homes are an ugly piece of history,” Jones said. “No one should encounter difficulties in removing this racist, restrictive, and outdated language from their property deeds.”

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030315CM0092Earlier today, the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) failed to render the necessary votes for a positive recommendation to overturn stringent eligibility rules for the Child care Assistance Program. The emergency rules removed thousands of needy families from the Child Care Assistance Program. Under Governor Rauner’s rules, most working parents making minimum wage are not eligible for assistance with child care. Senate Black Caucus Chairman

Senator Emil Jones offered the following statement:

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