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Thursday, May 28, 2020
Meier’s Statement on Patron Free Racing at Horse Racetracks

Horse racing can return to Fairmount Park Racetrack this summer. State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) released the following statement after the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) made the announcement that…


Sunday, May 24, 2020
Meier: Emergency Session Ends with Pay Raise for Lawmakers, Unbalanced Budget and No Plan to Reopen

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) was disappointed with the Illinois General Assembly’s action following the emergency session which ended after midnight on May 24th in Springfield. The legislative session ended…


Friday, May 8, 2020
Meier Delivers Gowns to the Carlyle Healthcare Center, Gowns Made by Okawville Volunteers

Representative Meier delivered 33 gowns to the Carlyle Healthcare Center.The gowns were made by volunteers from the Okawville Mask Factory.


Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Rep. Meier and Congressman Shimkus Host Telephone Town Hall April 23

Join Rep. Charlie Meier and Congressman John Shimkus for a special Telephone Town Hall “COVID-19 Edition” on Thursday, April 23 beginning at 6:00 p.m. If you do not receive a…


Friday, April 17, 2020
Meier: Greenhouses, Garden Centers, and Nurseries Can Remain Open

I want to address the confusion concerning greenhouses, garden centers, and nurseries. Yes, you can remain open provided adequate social distancing is in effect. It is clear these essential businesses…


Monday, March 30, 2020
Applications Available for Child Care Providers to Obtain Stipends Ranging From $750-$3,000

To ensure providers are available for essential workers, the state will be providing stipends to child care providers who have been licensed to operate during this pandemic. Licensed homes will…


Monday, March 30, 2020
Check Out CARES Act Questions & Answers Here

The U.S. Senate has compiled an extensive Q&A list covering the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by the federal government last week. Find answers to your questions…


Friday, March 27, 2020
Summary of $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES)

Congress approved and the President has signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act  (CARES) today. The $2.2 trillion economic rescue package provides help for families, small business, hospitals, local…


Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Emergency Assistance Programs Available for Small Businesses in Illinois

Three new programs from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to help small businesses: Hospitality Emergency Grant Program To help hospitality businesses make ends meet in the midst of…


Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Illinois Income Tax Filing Deadline Extended to July 15

In light of the recent Disaster Proclamation concerning the coronavirus, the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) is following the federal government in providing special tax filing and payment relief to…