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DIY Summer Fun at Home! - Checkexpress

DIY Summer Fun at Home!

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…
Summer in Chicago During Phase 4 - Checkexpress

Summer Fun in Chicago During Phase 4

Summer in Chicago is officially here, however this year is different from previous years. The usual hum of energy surrounding upcoming events has disappeared as annual Chicago events have been cancelled due to COVID-19. While we understand these cancellations are for the benefit of public health and safety, we must admit many of us are…
Guidelines for Illinois Phase 3 Reopening Plan - Checkexpress

Guidelines for Illinois Phase 3 Reopening Plan

Featured article “Illinois Enters Phase 3 of Reopening Plan: Here’s What’s Changing” sourced from NBC 5 Chicago. “Many businesses won’t look the same as they once did and there will still be some restrictions for residents. Most of the state is expected to enter a third phase of reopening under the Restore Illinois plan, meaning…
Your Guide to Making Money Without Leaving Your Couch! Checkexpress

Your Guide to Making Money Without Leaving Your Couch!

After months of shelter in place and a major national increase in unemployment, many of us are discovering that we need a change. You’ve already spent your tax return and stimulus check. It’s time to take back your power over your employment and finances… “As the U.S. economy has slowed to stem the surge of…
Here's What You Need To Be Watching During Quarantine - Checkexpress

Here’s What You Need To Be Watching During Quarantine

Shelter in place has been going on for over a month now. Are you running out of ideas of what to watch during this pandemic? You’ve checked out a few things your friends have suggested, but now you’re ready to discover shows and movies that under normal circumstances might have never been on your radar.…
What To Know About The COVID-19 Stimulus Checks - Checkexpress

What To Know About The COVID-19 Stimulus Checks

Another day at home means more lives are being saved – it also means continued financial uncertainty for most Americans. The federal government has recently signed the “Cares Act” to reduce the majority of Americans’ financial burdens during this pandemic: “The $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package, formally known as the CARES Act, was signed into…
Lost Your Job? Resources for Our Unemployed in Illinois - Checkexpress

Lost Your Job? Resources for Our Unemployed in Illinois

Governor Pritzker stated that COVID-19 has brought on the largest number of unemployment claims that he has ever witnessed in his lifetime. The statistics are climbing for job loss and small businesses that are closing in spite of government initiatives. Pritzker’s  administration is doing everything in its power to help Illinois’ working families and businesses…
How COVID-19 Is Affecting Chicagoans - Checkexpress

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Chicagoans

Governor Pritzker has issued a statewide mandate for Illinois residents to stay at home or in their place of residence. The order requires all residents to stay home, unless traveling for essential needs or business, and requires businesses not engaged in essential activities to cease all activities except for minimum basic operations. The order took…
Valentine's Day Fun on a Budget: Spoil Yourself/Your Partner - Checkexpress

Valentine’s Day Fun on a Budget: Spoil Yourself/Your Partner

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of LOVE! It doesn’t matter if you are in a relationship or single. Everyone should be able to enjoy this special day without worrying about breaking the bank! Did you know there’s lots of  ways to make yourself or your partner feel like a million bucks without spending more than…
2020 Brings New Laws And Taxes to Illinois - Checkexpress

2020 Brings New Laws And Taxes to Illinois

A new year (and new decade) brings along changes to Illinois taxes and laws. Are you up to date on these changes? This blog features article New Laws And Taxes In 2020: Recreational Marijuana, Minimum Wage Increase, And More For Illinois sourced from CBS Chicago. “CHICAGO (CBS) — Recreational use of marijuana will be legal for…
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