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Disaster Area Application for Reassessment forms now available

For property owners whose homes were damaged by the recent flooding event, you may be eligible for a one year re-assessment of your property. Disaster Area Application for Reassessment forms are now available for those for Lake County residents.

Bill extends tax credits for companies, heads to the Governor

A bipartisan measure that extends tax credits for companies and brings jobs to Illinois is now headed to the Governor after it passed the Senate on Sunday. State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry), chief co-sponsor of House Bill 162, says the legislation serves as a vital economic tool to ensure businesses are staying right here in Illinois.

NCSL welcomes Illinois State Senator Toi Hutchinson as President-elect

Illinois State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D-Chicago Heights) became the president-elect of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) at the annual Legislative Summit in Boston this past week.

Illinois’ unemployment rate drops but growth continues to lag

Underscoring the need for economy-boosting structural reforms, Illinois gained 56,600 jobs over the past year, but the state’s jobs growth rate continues to lag the nation according to the latest unemployment rates from released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).

Illinois State Fair kicks off Aug. 10

The Illinois State Fair, a tradition dating back to 1853, gets underway Aug. 10 in Springfield. The 11-day event, which brings hundreds of thousands of people though its gates, celebrates agriculture, the state’s number one employer and driver of the state’s economy.

IDFPR Online Licensure Transformation Nears Completion

With three-quarters of all professions within the Division of Professional Regulation now able to apply and renew their license via the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation's (IDFPR) Online Services Portal, Secretary Bryan A. Schneider is announcing the Department will no longer accept paper applications for specific professions that have already been migrated online beginning September 1, 2017.

MARC providing recovery assistance to McHenry County residents affected by the flood

FLOOD RECOVERY ASSISTANCE: Multi Agency Resource Center (MARC) will be providing recovery assistance Friday and Saturday for people affected by flooding in McHenry County

Flood-related Repair Scams

The Attorney General’s office is warning residents in impacted areas to be on alert for flood-related repair scams.

Disaster/Flood Resource Center to Open in Round Lake Beach

Lake County residents impacted by the floods can come to a one-stop, resource center in Round Lake Beach to meet with trained counselors for resources, obtain housing and insurance information and other assistance from team representatives. Multi-Agency Resource Center will also be on hand to offer free in-kind donations.

“McHelp” App Expands Resources at Your Fingertips

The free McHelp app, which aims to help McHenry County residents with their mental health concerns, has now expanded their services.

Fox River Status Update

Flooding of the Fox River at this magnitude has not been seen before. IDNR has provided an update as of July 14, and boating restrictions are in place.

Sen. McConchie discusses flaws of SB1 (School Funding Bill) on WTTW's Chicago Tonight

Sen. Althoff responds to budget plan

State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) releases the below statement following the House and Senate passing a budget plan:

Sen. Althoff bills signed into law

Three bills sponsored by State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) were signed into law on June 30—House Bill 2973, House Bill 2801, and Senate Bill 1519.

Sen. Althoff hosts Live Webinar with School Officials

Sen. Althoff and other suburban Senate Republican colleagues host Live Interactive Webinar with regional school officials.