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What the new economic equity bills signed by the governor do

Tuesday, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has signed four bills championed by the Black Legislative Caucus to promote economic development and fairness as part of the “lame duck” January session caucus “pillars” to combat systematic racism. Lawmakers say the bills are designed to help everyone, but especially people of color. They …

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Biden admin to change PPP to target small businesses

The Biden administration on Monday announced several planned changes to the Paycheque Protection Program aimed at providing ‘fair relief’ to small businesses hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, especially minority-owned businesses and those that may have had difficulty securing forgivable loans. “While the Paycheck Protection Program has brought urgent help …

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Time is running out for Ohioans seeking 2017 tax refund

Time is running out for 48,700 Ohio residents to claim a federal tax refund in 2017. Ohio and nationwide taxpayers have until May 17, this year’s tax filing deadline, to file a 2017 Form 1040 federal tax return and claim tax refunds of an estimated value. to $ 1.3 billion. …

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Success of the year of banknotes, elects leaders

People First Bancshares – the Pana-based holding company for Peoples Bank & Trust, which has offices in Springfield, Waverly, Palmyra and White Hall in west-central Illinois – announced an annual increase in pre-tax profit of 7 , $ 1 million to $ 7.6 million. and an increase in assets of …

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