Monthly Archives: March 2020

IL Governor Issues “Stay at Home” Order

Governor JB Pritzker issued an Executive Order and announced that Illinois will enact a “stay at home” policy that will take effect at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 through Tuesday, April 7. All residents will be subject to this order. All non-essential businesses must stop operating. All public and private gatherings are prohibited except […]

Staying Operational During “Shelter in Place” Mandates

Following is information received from the American Frozen Food Institute relative to staying operational during “shelter in place” mandates. States and local jurisdictions are moving into lockdown mode to curtail the spread of COVID-19. Here are three steps to take to make sure your business is able to continue working as part of our national’s […]

Minnesota Governor Orders Partial Closures Of Bars, Restaurants, Other Businesses

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz ordered a partial, temporary closure of bars, restaurants, entertainment venues, and other attractions earlier this week. Walz’s order, signed Monday afternoon, closes restaurants and bars to dine-in customers. He also ordered the temporary closure of other places of public accommodation and amusement, including theaters, museums, fitness centers, and community clubs. The […]

Fruit And Vegetable Producers Brace For Labor Force Disruptions

U.S. fruit and vegetable producers are bracing for dramatic disruptions to their labor force after the U.S. government said it was suspending visa interviews in Mexico to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The expected restrictions on migrant workers come as Americans strip grocery stores bare in preparation for potential orders to quarantine. Read more […]

Illinois Congressional Races: Newman Defeats Lipinski; Oberweis, Ives Victorious

Currently, Illinois has 2 Democratic U.S. Senators and Congress is split 13-5 in favor of the Democratic party as well. There were a number of key Congressional primary elections this year that are highlighted below. Battling for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, former Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran won a five-way Republican primary Tuesday night. […]

WI Gov Declares Ban On Gatherings Of Ten Or More, Closes Bars and Restaurant Dining Rooms

Effective at 5:00 pm today,  WI Governor Tony Evers has declared a ban on gatherings of 10 people or more. Additionally, the Governor is declaring closing of dining rooms in restaurants and bars. Foodservice establishments (restaurants and bars) are still allowed to do curbside, takeout and delivery. The Governor is working with the CDC on […]

WI Senate Postpones Final Floor Period

WI Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald today said he is postponing the March 24 floor period “out of an abundance of caution” for senators and their families during the coronavirus pandemic. The Juneau Republican said he and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), plan to call an extraordinary session of the Legislature sometime in spring. Next […]