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The state has received its statewide Economic Injury Declaration, which means small businesses in all 102 Illinois counties may be eligible for low-interest, economic injury disaster loans through the federal Small Business Administration.

Advisers at Sauk Valley Community College's Small Business Development Center are available to assist with the application process even though they are, for now, operating only via telephone and video conferencing.

Go to disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/ for an application.

Contact Kim Ewoldsen at 815-835-6248 or go to www.svcc.edu/community/small-business/index.html for more information on the SBDC's services.

For more local news, visit SaukValley.com at https://www.saukvalley.com.

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