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Business Champion Awards

McHenry County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Business Champion Awards. In its fourteenth year, MCEDC will recognize outstanding companies, who, without fanfare, quietly go about the business of making their community a better place to live and work, through the Business Champion Awards. Business Champions are typically companies with strong vision, a solid long range business strategy, as well as best practices that makes them stand out. The Business Champion Awards are the focal point of the MCEDC Annual Dinner, which is the largest gathering of business leaders in the County and is held at the Holiday Inn in Crystal Lake.

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Illinois Electric Vehicle Rebate Program

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Director John J. Kim announced the opening of Illinois’ Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate Program.

The program was created under the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) passed by the General Assembly and signed by Governor Pritzker in the fall of 2021.

Individuals can now access and complete an application for a rebate under Illinois’ EV Rebate Program at: https://www2.illinois.gov/epa/topics/ceja/Pages/Electric-Vehicle-Rebates.aspx.

Applications for the first funding round are being accepted starting July 1 and must be postmarked on or before September 30, 2022.

Rebate application cycles will be opened and rebates will be issued to eligible applicants subject to availability of funds.

Illinois residents that purchase an all-electric passenger vehicle on or after July 1, 2022, are eligible to apply for a rebate under Illinois’ EV Rebate Program. The following rebate amounts have been set forth in statute:

  • Beginning July 1, 2022, a $4,000 rebate for the purchase of an all-electric vehicle.
  • Beginning July 1, 2026, a $2,000 rebate for the purchase of an all-electric vehicle.
  • Beginning July 1, 2028, a $1,500 rebate for the purchase of an all-electric vehicle.

Eligibility requirements for an EV rebate in Illinois include, but are not limited to:

In addition, a $1,500 rebate is available for the purchase of an electric motorcycle. 

As of July 1, 2022, the EV Rebate Fund has a balance of $17,909,043.51. After the application period closes, rebates will be issued to eligible applicants based on funding availability.

To be eligible for a rebate, the vehicle must be exclusively powered and refueled by electricity, plugged in to charge, and licensed to drive on public roadways. Electric mopeds, electric off-highway vehicles, hybrid electric or extended-range electric vehicles that are also equipped with conventional fueled propulsion or auxiliary engines nare not eligible under the program.

  • The purchaser must reside in Illinois at time of vehicle purchase and at the time the rebate is issued.
  • The vehicle must be purchased from a dealer licensed by the Illinois Secretary of State.
  • Rented or leased vehicles do not qualify for the rebate.
  • The vehicle cannot have been the subject of a previous EV rebate under this new program in Illinois.
  • The rebate amount cannot exceed the purchase price of the vehicle.
  • The purchaser must retain ownership of the vehicle for a minimum of 12 consecutive months immediately after the vehicle purchase date.
  • The purchaser must apply for the rebate within 90-days after the vehicle purchase date.
  • Documentation requirements include a copy of purchase invoice, proof of purchase, vehicle registration, and IRS W-9 or W-8 forms.

As required under CEJA, Illinois EPA will prioritize the review of applications from low-income purchasers and award rebates to purchasers accordingly.

Low income is defined as persons and families whose income does not exceed 80 percent of the State median income, as established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services.

A webpage has been established for Illinois’ EV Rebate Program at:
https://www2.illinois.gov/epa/topics/ceja/Pages/Electric-Vehicle-Rebates.aspx.

This includes a link to the rebate application, instructions on completing the application, a Frequently Asked Questions document, and other
relevant information.

Individuals interested in receiving updates on Illinois EPA’s EV programs may register for the EV Listserv at:
https://www2.illinois.gov/epa/topics/ceja/Pages/default.aspx.

EV Rebates

Manufacturing Pathways

Manufacturing Pathways is a Consortium composed of manufacturers, educators, and community partners, who are collaborating to secure a talent pipeline of highly-skilled manufacturing employees.

To do so, the Consortium raises awareness of career opportunities within the industry; connecting with educators, students, and parents, and debunking outdated myths about the industry.

Consortium members are working to identify technical and employability skill gaps, and develop solutions. Additionally, the consortium engages in collaborative hiring practices, and provides a pathway to employment for non-traditional talent.

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Strategically located on the Illinois/Wisconsin border, McHenry County lies in the center of the Chicago, Milwaukee and Rockford business triangle provding the transportation, labor and utility benefits of the Chicagoland region. WIth a solid financial structure, abundant open land and move-in ready business parks, McHenry County boasts an educated and skilled workforce to serve vibrant, innovative and expanding industries.

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Strategically located on the Illinois/Wisconsin border, McHenry County lies in the center of the Chicago, Milwaukee and Rockford business triangle providing the transportation, labor and utility benefits of the Chicagoland region. With a solid financial structure, abundant open land and move-in ready business parks, McHenry County boasts an educated and skilled workforce to serve vibrant, innovative and expanding industries.


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