The AT&T Access Program provides low cost internet service to eligible households participating in the National School Lunch Program and Head Start. School districts, nonprofits, and other community partners who work regularly with low income households might benefit from this information. Contact information is included in the flyer if there are specific questions about this program.
The State of Illinois announced revised guidelines for restaurants and bars due to the recent increase in COVID cases effective as of August 26th. The latest guidelines require patrons to wear a mask during any interaction with wait staff, food service workers and other employees at bars and restaurants. Face coverings must be worn over the nose and mouth when patrons are approached and served by staff, including but not limited to when employees take patrons orders, deliver food and beverages, and service tables. This is for both indoor and outdoor services.
Today, Governor Pritzker announced the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) has extended the deadline for Illinois renters to apply for aid by one week to 12:00 p.m. on August 28th due to those impacted by the storms last Monday. In addition, landlords will be given an additional two days, through August 30th, to complete their portion of the application. The Emergency Rental Assistance program provides $5,000 to eligible tenants who have seen their household income decline as a result of the COVID-19.