Sales TaxTo help alleviate some of the economic challenges facing bars and restaurants due to COVID-19, the Department of Revenue will defer sales tax payments for more than 24,000 small- and medium-sized bars and restaurants.

This deferral is expected to provide relief to nearly 80% of bars and restaurants in Illinois. Find more information and check whether your business qualifies here.

To learn more about what measures the state is taking to help Illinoisans affected by COVID-19-- including offering disaster assistance loans, establishing dedicated shopping hours for seniors and expanding health care services-- read Gov. JB Pritzker's March 19 announcement here

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Construction trainingSPRINGFIELD – People interested in a career in construction can receive training and other assistance through HIRE360, State Senator Laura Fine (D-Glenview) announced Tuesday.

“With Illinois unemployment at a record low, businesses are looking for qualified candidates to fill well-paying job positions,” said Fine. “Career training could help some people stand out to potential employers.”

Chicago developers, general contractors, local labor unions and the United Way of Metro Chicago partnered to create HIRE360, a program that empowers underrepresented individuals to pursue union careers.

The program offers test preparation, funds to buy needed supplies for apprenticeships, job referrals and more assistance to those interested in union construction careers.

Although HIRE360 currently only offers job services in the construction industry, the program plans to expand to other unionized fields, like manufacturing and hospitality sectors, in the coming months.

“Going through a career training program is the first step toward a great career,” said Fine. “This kind of help could put a union job within reach.”

Interested candidates can sign up for construction trades readiness training with HIRE360 here.

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Senator Laura Fine represents the 9th Senate District, which includes all or portions of Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Golf, Kenilworth, Morton Grove, Northbrook, Northfield, Skokie, Wilmette and Winnetka.

Before her election to the Senate, Senator Fine served as the State Representative for the 17th Legislative District from 2013 – 2019. During this time, she was a champion of women’s rights, an advocate for public education and a strong supporter of a clean environment. In addition, she fought hard to provide quality healthcare for Illinois residents. 

Prior to serving on the state legislature, Senator Fine was an instructor in the Political Science Department at Northeastern Illinois University and served as the Clerk of Northfield Township. Senator Fine has also worked in radio and television news for various media outlets throughout the Midwest.

Senator Fine holds a B.A. in telecommunications from Indiana University and an M.A. in political science from Northeastern Illinois University. She is a graduate of the Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership and the Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development; she is also  an Edgar Fellow and a Henry Toll Fellow. Senator Fine is a member of Kiwanis Club of Glenview-Northbrook, the Rotary Club of Glenview Sunrise and the Glenview/Glencoe League of Women Voters.

Senator Fine currently serves as chair of the newly formed Behavioral and Mental Health Committee, and is a member of the Committees on Environment and Conservation, Health, Healthcare Access and Availability, and Insurance.

Senator Fine lives in Glenview with her husband, Michael, and their two sons, and is an active and involved resident of the community.

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The 9th District encompasses part of northern Cook County and includes all or portions of Evanston, Skokie, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Morton Grove, Northfield, Glencoe, Glenview, Northbrook, and Winnetka.

District 9 map

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Springfield Office:
121C Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-2119

District Office:
1812 Waukegan Road
Suite A
Glenview, IL 60025
(847) 998-1717