State, Chicago COVID-19 Assistance
June 18, 2020
The state of Illinois and city of Chicago both took action Wednesday on assistance programs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor J.B. Pritzker joined members of the Black, Latino and Asian Caucuses of the state legislature and small business owners to announce a package of state grant programs to support communities and businesses impacted by the pandemic and recent civil unrest. The package includes more than $900 million across more than ten programs and four state agencies to help working families and small businesses who have been hit the hardest by COVID-19's economic impacts, which was compounded by recent property damage and civil unrest.
Meanwhile, the Chicago City Council approved several COVID-19 related measures, including: