The state of Illinois has a newly-announced $100 million program that will fund zero or low-interest loans.

There are more than 8,000 Illinoisans affected by the partial Federal Government shutdown. The shutdown is now into its second month. According to, As part of this new loan program, the State will be waiving fees and also offering support to federal workers who will struggle with mortgage payments, student loans, or car loans. Some of the lenders who will be participating in this $100 million program:

  • Bank of America
  • BMO Harris
  • First Midwest Bank
  • Heartland Credit Union
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Wells Fargo
  • Wintrust

The full list of banks and credit unions participating can be found here.

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