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Monday, May 11, 2020
Rep. Meier addresses legislature getting back to work and issues businesses licensed by the state may encounter when reopening

Since Governor Pritzker’s ‘Stay at Home’ order took effect in March, State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) has been busy helping small businesses with their questions concerning whether or not they…


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.


Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Meier Reacts to Governor Pritzker’s Plan to ‘Restore Illinois’

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) released the following statement concerning Governor Pritzker’s flawed plan to reopen Illinois: “Governor Pritzker’s plan to reopen Illinois is a plan to keep small businesses…


Tuesday, May 5, 2020
IDES Instructs 1099 Workers to Apply for Regular Unemployment Benefits Before Program Goes Live

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) today released new instructions for 1099 workers who have lost work due to COVID-19.  Workers who believe they may be eligible for new…


Thursday, April 30, 2020
Meier Encourages Governor to Support Spectatator-Free Racing at Fairmount Park Racetrack

Rep. Meier sent a letter to Governor Pritzker on April 29th encouraging him to support spectator-free horse racing at Fairmount Park Racetrack located in Collinsville. The letter can be found…


Friday, April 24, 2020
Meier Reacts to Governor Pritzker’s New “Stay at Home” Order

With Governor Pritzker’s new executive order taking effect May 1st. State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) released the following statement: “Since Governor Pritzker’s ‘stay at home’ order took effect on March…


Thursday, April 23, 2020
Stay-at-Home order extended until May 30 with modifications

A new modified Stay-at-Home order goes into effect on May 1 in Illinois. The new provisions include the following changes to the current order: FACE COVERINGS: Beginning on May 1, individuals…


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…


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…


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…