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Friday, July 10, 2020
State Unemployment Agency Implements New “Callback Only” Model

Effective July 9, 2020, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) has implemented a “callback only” model as a temporary solution to effectively honor the order in which callers attempt…


Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Rep. Keicher hosts Blood Drive in Sycamore

Thank you to everyone braving the heat to donate blood at our Blood Drive in Sycamore this afternoon! Your generosity literally saves lives. Special thanks to our amazing partners, the…


Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Demmer, Keicher release statement on Project Ventus announcement

DeKalb….State Representatives Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) and Jeff Keicher (R-Sycamore) issued the following statement today upon the announcement that Facebook will build a new data center that will move into a…


Wednesday, June 24, 2020
New Grants Available to Support Dairy Entrepreneurship

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Dairy Business Innovation Alliance (DBIA) is a newly announced program that will provide Midwestern dairy farmers and dairy-related businesses with financial and technical support. This initiative,…


Monday, June 22, 2020
IL Dept. of Human Services and IL Dept. on Aging Announce Poverty Alleviation Strategies

The Department of Human Services (IDHS) will provide $32.5 million in an effort to immediately mitigate poverty in Illinois and respond to the needs of hard-hit communities by COVID-19 and by…


Monday, June 22, 2020
Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance Available to those Impacted by COVID-19

EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) is launching a $150 million program with $5,000 grants to provide emergency rental assistance to Illinois tenants who are unable…


Monday, June 22, 2020
$900 Million Package of Equity-Driven Community and Business Grant Programs Announced

Package Includes Support for Working Families and Small Businesses’ Disproportionately Impacted by COVID-19 and Civil Unrest The Administration announced a package of state grant programs to support communities and businesses…


Thursday, June 11, 2020
Rep. Keicher to host Blood Drive in Sycamore on July 8

State Representative Jeff Keicher, R-Sycamore, and the Kishwaukee Family YMCA will be hosting a blood drive in partnership with the Versiti Blood Center of Illinois from 12:30pm – 5:30pm on…


Thursday, June 4, 2020
Sycamore 8th grader demonstrates artistic talent

Rep. Keicher pictured holding this beautiful piece of artwork by Katie Horn, an 8th grader at Sycamore Middle School. Katie did not get discouraged even though COVID-19 abruptly ended the…


Saturday, May 23, 2020
Rep. Keicher statement on FY21 State Budget

State Representative Jeff Keicher, R-Sycamore, issued the following statement today after the General Assembly voted to approve a state budget for FY 2021: “At a time when families are suffering…