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Monday, April 20, 2020
Unemployment Benefits Update for 1099 and ‘Gig’ workers

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Applying for and being denied benefits under the regular program can help establish eligibility under the new temporary program. (Yes this sounds odd, but this is…


Thursday, April 9, 2020
State Police Extends FOID and CCL Renewals

The Illinois State Police filed emergency rules this week to address renewals of Firearm Owner Identification and Concealed Carry Licenses during the COVID-19 epidemic. These rules are designed to provide…


Monday, April 6, 2020
Essential Workers Eligible for Child Care Assistance

During the declared COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the children of Prioritized Essential Workers are eligible to receive child care through the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). The state…


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…


Monday, March 16, 2020
Meier Encourages Restaurants to Keep Profit/Loss Records, Reminds Laid Off Employees Eligible for Unemployment Benefits

As Illinois restaurants endure unprecedented times beginning on March 17 by offering carry-out and/or delivery only service as ordered by Governor Pritzker. State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) is encouraging restaurant…


Friday, November 15, 2019
Legislature Approves Plummer/Meier Resolution to Preserve Kaskaskia Watershed

State Senator Jason Plummer (R-Edwardsville) and State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) teamed up to urge the legislature to secure state funding to make repairs and improvements to the Kaskaskia Watershed….


Friday, July 26, 2019
Rep. Meier’s bill requiring DHS notification of 9-1-1 calls becomes law

Governor J.B. Pritzker recently signed legislation sponsored by State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) to require all emergency calls made from Community Integrated Living Arrangements (CILAs) otherwise called “group homes” to…


Monday, July 22, 2019
Rep. Meier donates pay raise to local nonprofits

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) refused to accept the 2.4% annual pay raise given to lawmakers this year by donating $2,000 to local nonprofits serving southern Illinois. “I feel strongly…


Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Session Update: Rep. Meier Discusses Taxes, Balanced Budget, Pro-Job Reforms and Infrastructure

The Illinois House of Representatives completed their first term of the 2019 session late into the evening on Saturday, June 1st. Lawmakers reached a bipartisan agreement on a number of…


Saturday, June 1, 2019
Rep. Meier Statement on Capital Bill to Improve Roads and Bridges

“Tonight I voted on a bipartisan plan to repair Illinois’ crippling roads and bridges by investing in our infrastructure. The last time we had a capital bill was 2009. Despite…