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Show Appreciation for Teachers this Holiday Season! Checkexpress

Show Appreciation for Teachers this Holiday Season!

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November is known as the month of gratitude! We are grateful for our family and celebrate Thanksgiving, but did you know it’s also the month dedicated to celebrating American education? National holidays like National Education Week and National Education Support Professionals Day are both within this month. Unfortunately, this year November has been full of challenging,…
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Staying Digitally Connected with Checkexpress - Checkexpress

Staying Digitally Connected with Checkexpress

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Now more than ever, the importance of staying connected to our loved ones has become a major priority. The pandemic has caused us to be physically separated yet allowed us new ways to reconnect with our loved ones emotionally. Video calls and digital family get togethers have become the new norm, these activities now hold…
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Trick or Treating Guidelines for a Safe & Spooky Halloween - Checkexpress

Trick or Treating Guidelines for a Safe & Spooky Halloween

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To trick or treat or not…We’re more than halfway through the whirlwind that has been 2020. It’s safe to say that after all the stress this pandemic has caused has lead to a craving for Halloween fun – especially the little residents of Illinois. Trick or treating is an annual favorite activity during Halloween for…
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Voting Safely in Illinois During the Pandemic - Checkexpress

Voting Safely in Illinois During the Pandemic

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Election Day is on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. That’s less than a month away! “With a pandemic raging across the country and doubts in some circles about the legitimacy of mail-in ballots, navigating how to vote this year can be daunting.” Illinois voters have the option to place a mail in ballot or in person.…
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Back 2 School Illinois launches Notes of Inspiration - Checkexpress

Back 2 School Illinois Launches Positivity with Notes of Inspiration

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Image Source: B2SI.org Checkexpress has a long standing tradition of giving back to the people, communities, and neighborhoods we serve. We are proud to be sponsors of  Back 2 School Illinois. B2SI works with a number of different community organizations, schools and government agencies to distribute school supplies and get them in the hands of…
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Family Resources for Relief During COVID-19 - Checkexpress

Family Resources for Relief During COVID-19

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Many of us thought that the coronavirus would be under control by now and that life would go back to normal. Unfortunately this clearly isn’t the case. Illinois’ unemployment rates remain at an all time high and masks are still required everywhere we go. Majority of Illinois schools are now teaching virtually and most professionals…
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CPS Teachers Demand a Remote-Start School Year for All Students - Checkexpress

CPS Teachers Demand a Remote-Start School Year for All Students

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Featured Image Source: Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times, Protestors rally outside of City Hall on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Autumn is only but a few short weeks away…but with the start of this new season comes a lot of new questions. While in comparison, Chicago seems to be doing better than other major cities in the U.S. with…
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Chicago COVID-19 News - Checkexpress

Chicago COVID-19 News: Bars, restaurants, gyms

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Featured Image Source: JOSE M. OSORIO/CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE VIA GETTY IMAGES This week’s blog features a breaking news article from ABC 7 Chicago by Diane Pathieu… CHICAGO (WLS) — As Chicago re-imposes COVID-19 restrictions on bars, restaurants and other businesses, Guthrie’s Tavern in Lakeview has announced they will close permanently. The bar announced it…
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DIY Summer Fun at Home! - Checkexpress

DIY Summer Fun at Home!

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With some states reconsidering their reopening decisions, many people feel less enthusiastic about jumping back into social activities. Chicago has officially moved into Phase 4 despite COVID-19 numbers rising… Read our previous blog about the virtual opportunities for fun that Chicago is offering! Phase 4: Bars and restaurants may reopen for in-person service in this…
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