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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…
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.…
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…
Tips for Filing Your Taxes Correctly and On Time! - Checkexpress

Tips for Filing Your Taxes Correctly and On Time!

It’s everyone’s favorite season again…tax season! With only a month left to file your taxes, it’s time to prepare.This year’s deadline for filing your taxes is April 15th, 2020 (It is possible to file for an extension but not recommended due to additional cost and chance of denial, read more information on tax extensions). The…
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…
Spread Holiday Cheer All Around Chicago with Ventra - Checkexpress

Spread Holiday Cheer All Around Chicago with Ventra

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Chicago is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, especially during the holidays. Thousands of people (local & visitors) travel to the city for our bright lights, holiday shopping and spectacular winter festivities. Wallet Buster! Along with the beautiful sites, many visitors quickly discover the…
Celebrate this Holiday Season: Giving Back to the Chicago Community - Checkexpress

Celebrate this Holiday Season: Giving Back to the Chicago Community

Checkexpress currency exchange is a family owned business. We love celebrating the holidays by giving back to the Chicagoland communities where our customers reside. Through donations and contributions we offer support to a broad range of organizations and programs including the American Red Cross, Illinois Fire Safety Education, YMCA, and many other worthwhile causes. We…
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