Category: News

2021 Consolidated Election

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Information regarding the candidate positions from the Illinois State Board of Elections can be accessed by the link below.

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Business Interruption Grant Program, Kane County Small Business Grant Program, Non-Profit Grant Program

Today the Governor announced the opening of the second round of the Business Interruption Grant (BIG) Program.  These grants will be available to all small businesses statewide that experienced losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Starting today, the application is available on our website to review.  Applicants can start gathering the necessary information.  On the afternoon of September 17th,  we will begin to accept applications.  Grants will be awarded and funded on a rolling basis until funding is depleted.

Funding for this round is approximately $200 million, with more than half of the funds earmarked for businesses downstate.  Of this funding, $70 million will be invested in Disproportionately Impacted Areas (DIAs) and $60 million in heavily impacted industries.  A map of the DIAs can be found on our website.  The heavily impacted industries are defined a having annual revenues of $10 million or less and have been close or operating at a very diminished capacity since mid-March and are likely to continue to do so until Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan.   These industries include the following:

  • Event spaces
  • Music venues
  • Performing arts venues
  • Indoor recreation
  • Amusement parks
  • Movie theaters
  • Museums
  • Charter/shuttle buses

While these priority areas are part of the program, the BIG program is open to all eligible businesses (for profit and nonprofit) with $20 million or less in annual revenue in 2019 and experienced losses due to COVID-19.  The grant size will be equivalent to two months of expenses.  DCEO will be hosting a series of webinars regarding this program.  You can register for any of the webinars by using the links below:

We will continue to add additional times for webinars and technical assistance.  Please let us know if you would like us to present this information to your organization.  We are happy to do so.  Please feel free to share this information.  We want to make sure the small business community statewide is aware of this opportunity.

Joseph McKeown/Regional Economic Development (Team RED)

Senior Account Manager
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
C: 312-497-1823

In addition, Kane County is offering grants to small businesses to help cover any COVID-19 related expenses, and also Non-Profits. Click on the links below for additiional information.

Small Business Grant Program Flyer            Nonprofit Grant Program Flyer

Board of Trustees 2020 Meeting Dates Have Been Updated

At the September 1, 2020 Board of Trustees meeting, an ordinance was passed to change the schedule of meeting dates for the remainder of 2020. There will no longer be individual committee meetings (Infrastructure, Personnel, Finance), but a Committee of the Whole meeting that will encompass all committees instead, and attended by all  board members.

The meeting dates have been updated on the “Meeting” tab on the website. Previous Committee meeting minutes will still be available under the Committee Meeting Minutes tab.

Update on Kane County Covid-19 and the Governor’s Announcement

In last Friday’s press release, the Illinois Department of Public Health informed the public that Kane County has now been added to the Watch List, meaning Kane County had an increase in two (2) of the eight (8) COVID-19 metrics.  In the past week(s), the following has transpired:

  1. When there are two consecutive weeks with more than a 20% increase in deaths; Kane County went from four (4) deaths to seven (7) death; and,
  2. The number of new cases of COVID went from 50 people out of 100,000 to 105 people out of 100,000.

Please see the Kane County Press Release under the Covid-19 Tab on the Home page  for additional details. Please refer to the COVID-19 tab on the Home Page for further informaiton specifically regarding COVID-19.

In an effort to improve public health and curb the chance for spreading the virus we ask Maple Park residents to mask up, practice social distancing and wash their hands.

We are also asking residents to assist Maple Park businesses (especially the bars and restaurants) in their efforts to prevent the spread of the virus by following these same practices when you patronize the businesses.

 

Thanks for your cooperation, stay strong and stay well!

 

8/18/20

 

Census Enumerator in Town

We have just been notified that there is a Census Enumerator in Maple Park making door to door visits during the month of August to those households that have not yet responded to their Census. A Notice of Visit will be left with that houehold outlining the ways you can respond to the Census-online or by phone-and up to 3 notices can possibly be left.

They will be here mostly during the daytime hours for the week, but depending on responses received they could also be making door to door visits in the evening and on weekends to try and catch those that may be at work during the week day.

A copy of the Notice of Visit can be found at the link below:

Notice of Visit

If you have any questions at all, please give us a call at village hall at 815-827-3309

Electrical Aggregation Notices

 

AEP Energy is set to mail out letters to all residents on Monday, August 17th regarding the new electric supply charges. A copy of this letter is available at the link below. Keep your eyes out for this mailing and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact AEP Energy directly at 630-882-6100

AEP Electrical Aggregation Mailer

 

Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program

IHDA Launches Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program

The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) has developed the Emergency Rental Assistance program to support Illinois tenants who are unable to pay for rent due to a COVID-19-related loss of income. The program will provide Illinois renters a $5,000 grant that will be sent to their landlords.

The Emergency Rental Assistance program is expected to reach 30,000 renters that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and will run through December 2020, or until the available funds are exhausted, whichever comes first. Applications for this program will be accepted from August 10 to August 21. ​It is advisable to start the application once available on Monday, August 10th at 9 a.m. due to high demand. Only one application per household is allowed and an application is not a guarantee of assistance.

You can learn more about the program and how to apply for rental assistance at  https://era.ihda.org/   and at ema.ihda.org. for mortgage assistance beginning August 24th. If you have any questions, please call (312) 883-2270 or toll-free at (888) 252-1119. For those who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired, please contact Navicore Solutions for free assistance at (877) 274-4309 (TTY).​