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ISP Extend Renewal of FOID, CCL an Additional Six Months

September 14, 2020 – The Illinois State Police have filed emergency rules extending the time to renew Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) and Concealed Carry Licenses (CCL) during the pandemic.  The extension allows FOID card owners and CCL holders whose cards expired after March 9, 2020, another 18 months to renew after Illinois’ disaster proclamation ends. …Continue Reading


Illinoisans Paying Off Credit Card Debt During Pandemic

September 14, 2020 – Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy is showing life, and Illinoisans have taken advantage.  Illinoisans now rank fifth in the nation in paying down credit card debt in the second quarter of 2020 according to WalletHub.  Analyst Jill Gonzalez says the pandemic and the tumultuous job market forced people to take a…Continue Reading

Big 10

Big Ten Planning Vote on Return to Play

September 14, 2020 – Big Ten conference presidents and chancellors are expected to hold a vote on if they will play a shortened season.  Back on August 11th, the Big Ten announced that all fall sports would be postponed.  With rapid COVID tests now available, as well as players and fans criticizing the decision, the…Continue Reading