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Hang in there McHenry County!

Hang in there McHenry County!

Within the first full week of vaccinations , Illinois has administered the most COVID-19 vaccine doses compared to any other state nationwide, Governor JB Pritzker said Wednesday. NBC 5’s Charlie Wojcieschowski reports.



Second round of PPP underway

A second round of Paycheck Protection Program loans opened Monday for small businesses hurt by the pandemic.
Businesses that received PPP loans under the first round are eligible to reapply for a second round. Also, more businesses are eligible for the loans because Congress relaxed the criteria; you can learn more from the US Small Business Administration by clicking here.
Collecting a PPP loan does not make a business ineligible for other state and local business assistance.
A list of participating lenders approved by the SBA can be found by clicking here. 


Virtual People in Need Forum set for January 23rd

There is an abundance of resources available for people struggling to get by in McHenry County.
The annual People in Need Forum, which will be held virtually this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, takes place from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 23. Exhibitors showcase the vital community resources available to help those in need, and hold workshops to address topics such as immigration, senior issues, caregiver resources, LGBTQ, substance abuse and addictions, and homelessness.
While the virtual forum is free and open to the public, pre-registration is encouraged. Click here to register.
The forum is an excellent resource for human service agencies, faith-based organizations, civic group members, law enforcement, elected officials, school personnel, individuals interested in volunteer opportunities, and those seeking assistance.


We’re keeping an eye on current and future COVID-19 stimulus

Resume McHenry County, through its partnership with MCEDC and McHenry County, is monitoring the $980 billion stimulus bill signed into law in the final days of 2020 for whatever additional local resources it may bring. With the results of the 2020 election finally decided and a new administration and Congress beginning next week, we also will be watching as another stimulus bill promised by President-elect Biden begins to materialize. Keep reading our e-newsletter as we bring developments to you!
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