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Corona Virus

GSU Vax Clinic

Governors State University and South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association are partnering with Walgreens to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Governors State University on Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Two version of the vaccine are available:

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for everyone 12 years and older. The second dose will be administered on June 6, 2021 at Governors State University. The Johnson & Johnson is offered to adults 18 years old and over.

The May 15 clinic is open to public. Registration is preferred, however walk-ins will be vaccinated, as well. Click here to register:

1 University Parkway
University Park, IL

COVID-19 Vaccine

The first of two COVID-19 vaccinations will be offered tomorrow at the Steger Community Center.

To schedule an appointment call 708-754-3395 before 5 PM today. If after 5 PM, call 708-475-5215. Appointments are first-come, first-served, or until 7:30 PM tonight for all Illinois residents over 16 years of age. Signed consent form required by Village of Steger. Call for details.

The second vaccination dose will be administered April 21st.

The COVID-19 Vaccine

What is the COVID-19 Vaccine? Should I get it? Where can I get it?

Crete Mayor Michael Einhorn, Crete Trustee Katrina Seifert, along with Illinois Rep. Robin Kelly, Dr. Gary H. Gibbons and Dr. Angel Leake talk about their experience with the vaccine.

To sign up for the vaccine, register at the Will County Health Department website:

What is the COVID-19 Vaccine? Should I get it? Where can I get it? Michael Einhorn, President Village of Crete, Crete…

Posted by Village of Crete on Wednesday, March 10, 2021

ComEd Small Business Assistance Program

ComEd has created a new program to help small businesses. As of December 16, 2020, they are accepting applications for assistance that would be applied to a business’ bill in 2021 if all qualifications are met.

The Small Business Assistance Program provides eligible small business customers, with a one-time grant up to $2,000 towards a past due balance. Eligible customers may also place a remaining balance into a payment plan of up to six months.  To apply for the Small Business Assistance Program, please call 1-877-426-6331.

More information can be found at

ComEd Bill Assistance During Pandemic

ComEd is offering immediate aid to eligible customers most in need during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The program, ‘Helping Hand’, provides an additional one-time grant of up to $300 to help low-income residential customers.

Residential customers can apply for Helping Hand grants at

Cares Act Small Business Grant

The deadline to apply for CARES relief has been extended until the end of business Friday, October 2, 11:59pm. To register and fill out the application, visit the Will County website at:

Additionally, the direct Small Business Assistance link is:

If your small business has been hurt by COVID-19, don’t delay, fill out that application today

Business Interruption Grant Webinars

The Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program is multi-million program developed by Governor Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly to provide economic relief for small businesses hit hardest by COVID-19.

BIG leverages federal funding provided by the CARES Act to help offset COVID-19 related losses for Illinois small businesses. Funding may be used to help businesses with working capital expenses, including payroll costs; rent; utilities; and other operational costs.

Applications for a second round of funding are now being accepted and can be found here. A total of $220 million will be made available for small businesses of all types in Illinois. Grants will be awarded and funded on a rolling basis until funding is depleted.  The grant size will be equivalent to two months of expenses.

The BIG program is open to all eligible businesses (for profit and nonprofit) with $20 million or less in annual revenue in 2019 and experienced losses due to COVID-19. Of the total funding, $70 million will be invested in Disproportionately Impacted Areas (DIAs) and $60 million in heavily impacted industries. A map of the DIAs and the eligibility guidelines can be found on our website. 

The heavily impacted industries are defined as having annual revenues of $10 million or less and have been close or operating at a very diminished capacity since mid-March and are likely to continue to do so until Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan. These industries include the following:

·         Event spaces

·         Music venues

·         Performing arts venues

·         Indoor recreation

·         Amusement parks

·         Movie theaters

·         Museums

·         Charter/shuttle buses

DCEO will be hosting webinars regarding this program. You can register for the webinars by using the links below:

Event:  Northeast Region Business Interruption Grant Webinar
Date and time:  Friday, September 25, 2020 2:00 pm
Event address:

Event:  Northeast Region Business Interruption Grant Webinar
Date and Time:  Monday, September 28, 2020 2:00 pm
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Event:  Northeast Region Business Interruption Grant Webinar
Date and time:  Wednesday, September 30, 2020 3:00 pm
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New COVID-19 ‘Mitigation Efforts’ starting Aug. 26

Governor Pritzker has announced new COVID-19 restrictions on businesses in the greater Will and Kankakee County areas.

According to Mr. Pritzker’s office, new COVID-19 positivity rates have climbed to unacceptable levels, prompting the state to re-impose certain restrictions on bars, restaurants, meetings and social gatherings in general, beginning August 26 through at least September 2, at which point the restrictions may be rolled back or increased.

The entire press release is attached below.