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Working families rely on licensed child care, so it’s vital to support their economic health as our economy reopens in the coming months. Licensed providers can apply for Child Care Restoration Grants now through Aug. 14. See if your business qualifies:

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The Illinois Department of Public Health partnered with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and other education officials across the state to formulate practical and effective guidance to help schools and colleges resume instruction in the coming months.

Here are a few changes you may see at your child’s school this fall:

  • Face masks will be required.
  • Assemblies and other gatherings of more than 50 individuals will be prohibited.
  • Social distancing will be practiced whenever possible.
  • People entering school buildings may be subject to symptom screenings and temperature checks.
  • Schools will ramp up cleaning and disinfection procedures to ensure all areas are safe for students and staff.

Each school district will determine how to implement these rules based on their individual needs and available resources. The complete guidance for K-12 schools can be found here.

Colleges and universities have also been provided specific recommendations, including mask requirements, the installation of hand sanitizing stations and regular symptom monitoring. Even with these changes, colleges expect dormitories, cafeterias, libraries, bookstores and other amenities of college life to remain available to students. The Illinois Community College Board has developed a separate plan for community colleges to facilitate a return to campus.

For students preparing to pursue higher education this fall, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission is offering free one-on-one assistance and other online resources to help navigate financial aid programs. Families can also sign up for a free text messaging service to get reminders for important deadlines and answers to college planning questions.

To make sure all schools can meet these guidelines and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency will provide public K-12 districts with 2.5 million cloth face masks for all students and staff.

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BIG grant

Barbershops and salons reopened in Phase 3, but many are still struggling. For that reason, I supported a state budget providing more than $600M in aid to small businesses--this 1st round of funding includes $10M in grants for personal care services. Learn more here:

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Job Title: ISP Cannabis Control Officer Contractual Investigator
Closing Date/Time: Tue. 06/30/20 4:00 PM Central Time
Salary: $35.00 / Hour
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS :  Contractual investigators will be required to have an Associate's Degree or equivalent and a minimum of ten consecutive years of service as a peace officer as defined by the Illinois Compiled Statutes, with a State, County, or municipal law enforcement agency within Illinois. They must be familiar with computer programs such as Word and Excel, as well as databases such as LEADS 2000, VITAL, Westlaw, and other related databases. They must possess a background in demonstrated police knowledge of criminal investigations and be familiar with Illinois State Police report writing; they must be able to communicate with a wide range of individuals; possess a valid Illinois Driver's license and willing to travel (some overnights); and must successfully pass a pre-employment background check and drug screening.
Location:              Will County, Illinois
Number of Vacancies:    1
Bid ID#:                21-PSC-ISP20-067
Location:              Cook County, Illinois
Number of Vacancies:    2
Bid ID#:                21-PSC-ISP20-068
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