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Ask the Times: Essential businesses questions

Q. I'm being asked to work during the coronavirus pandemic but I don't believe I work at an "essential business." What should I do?

A. Ottawa Central Dispatch posted on Facebook that those with questions can call the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity at 800-252-2923 or email Jeff Stevens at CEO.support@illinois.gov. A full list of what the state defines as an "essential business" can be found in the order online at https://www2.illinois.gov/Documents/ExecOrders/2020/ExecutiveOrder-2020-10.pdf.

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