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IL Governor Rolls out 90 million in COVID-19 assistance for businesses

Earlier this afternoon Illinois Governor JB Pritzker launched a new package of emergency assistance programs for small businesses in need of additional capital, totaling more than $90 million dollars.

Some of those programs are reserved for downstate small businesses, including hotels, bars and restaurants and include both grants and loans.


This Urgent Request is intended for Outpatient Surgical and Procedural Centers, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, and Veterinarians. Please share if you have contacts in those areas.

The attached document entitled, "URGENT Request for PPE Donation During COVID-19 Response" is attached to the email version of this notification.

Danville, Vermilion Advantage and Carle Team up on Medical Campus


Danville, Vermilion Advantage and Carle team up on medical campus

Carle plans to consolidate its current Danville facilities and develop a medical campus between Logan and Gilbert streets, Carle announced today with the City of Danville and Vermilion Advantage.

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Recent News

Member Announcements March 25, 2020

Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 8:22am

IDPH Announces First Infant Death due to COVID-19

Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 3:03pm

As of 2:30 p.m. on March 28, we still have no lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Vermilion County. Out of a total of 66 samples sent to the state labs for testing from this county, none have tested positive, 54 have tested negative, and we are still awaiting testing results on 12 samples.

COVID-19 Executive Order to Shelter in Place

Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 7:26pm


Inside Vermilion County April 2020

Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 10:37am
  • Member Profiles: Resh Frame Shop; Catlin Bank; Christie Clinic; Kona Ice; Pro Wash
  • Welcome Home, Welcome Here: Matt Grandone, Mervis Industries 
  • Community: Danville Junior Dashers Celebrate 25th Anniversary
  • Vermilion Advantage: Kim Kuchenbrod Named Talent Pipeline Management Fellow
  • All A's: DACC Receives Check from Hoopeston Area Healthcare Foundation; Vermilion County McDonald's Employee of the Month; Education Personnel Federal Credit Union Grand Opening; Hub City Meadia Earns National Award

Inside Vermilion County March 2020

Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 2:15pm
  • Member Profiles: Venue 22/Monkey Mind; Allied Capital Title; Jeff Burgoyne Named Sr. VP at Hickory Point Bank
  • Welcome Home, Welcome Here: Charlie Jeffers, McDonald's; Donnie Robinson, thyssenkrupp Presta 
  • Events: Big Brothers Big Sisters "Bowl for Kids' Sake"
  • thyssenkrupp Apprentice: Jacob Bogen
  • Vermilion County: Russell Rudd, Emergency Management Agency
  • All A's: Local Scouts Win at Klondike Derby; McDonald's Employees of the Month
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