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Illinois 2020 Election Ramifications
Dykema, November 2020

While a few legislative races are still being tabulated, Democrats maintained their supermajority status in both the Illinois House of Representatives and Senate in this election cycle. Current projections, that are subject to change pending mail-in ballots, are for a Democrat supermajority of 72-46 in the House and 41-18 in the Senate. This was not an unexpected outcome, though most pre-election predictions had the Democrats achieving an even wider gap in the Legislature...

Illinois Supreme Court Order Limits Freezes on Judgment Debtor Bank Accounts
Dykema, April 2020

As the need for consumer protections amidst the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow, the Illinois Supreme Court is helping to provide those protections. In its latest move, the high court has ordered limits to freezes on personal bank accounts...

Illinois Suspension of Consumer Debt Collection Measures Takes Effect
Dykema, April 2020

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor J.B. Pritzker has provided relief to Illinois consumers’ pocketbooks. On April 14, 2020, the Governor issued Executive Order in Response to COVID-19 No. 23 (“Executive Order 23”). The stated purpose of Executive Order 23 is to ensure that Illinois residents have funds for essential items such as food, medicine, housing, and transportation by temporarily suspending certain consumer debt collection measures...

State of Illinois and City of Chicago Offer Businesses Additional Coronavirus Relief as Loans and Grants
Dykema, March 2020

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (the Department) and the City of Chicago (the City) are providing emergency assistance for Illinois small businesses. These grants and loans are separate from incentives and programs being offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Information about the programs and how to apply is set forth below...



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