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State awards grant money to Lake County, Chicago area businesses hit by 2020 looting

Two Lake County businesses were awarded grants as part of a statewide economic recovery program for businesses to help rebuild after the 2020 riots. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced last Monday $976,000 to 26 small businesses and $7.45 million for businesses in commercial corridors. The grants are the final round […]

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Gov. Pritzker adds Lake County, 4 other counties to disaster proclamation amid protests, looting

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has added Lake County and four other counties to his disaster proclamation, which will aid local governments handling protesting, looting and civil unrest. Pritzker announced Wednesday afternoon that Lake, Peoria, Rock Island, Williamson and Stephenson counties were being added. His original proclamation issued on Monday included Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Will, […]

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Police prepare following social media reports of planned looting in Lake County

Police departments are warning businesses and residents to be cautious after social media posts surfaced threatening mass looting in Lake County. The Highland Park Police Department said that there are social media reports of looting expanding from Chicago into the suburbs. “Businesses and residents are advised to pay heed and take precautions. Your safety is […]