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Illinois Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Plan. March 2020 Most people are unaware that the State of Illinois already had a Pandemic Response Plan in place. This plan was revised this March just as the Governor began issuing business closure and stay in place orders. This plan was prepared by the Illinois Department of Public Health (“IDPH”), which is the agency that has… Read more »

Constitutionality of Illinois FOID statute still in doubt

Some times in the attempt to do good, legislatures overreach. They violate our individual rights and we are left to depend upon our courts to protect us from the tyranny of democracy. The case of People v. Brown, 2020 IL 124100 threatened to overturn the State’s firearm registration act 430 ILCS 65. This act was… Read more »

Small Business Paycheck Protection Program

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) recently passed has allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed. The Paycheck Protection Program provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses, which may be forgiven if employers maintain their payrolls. A summary of the program has been prepared by the U.S. Chamber… Read more »