August is Black Business Month and is a time to recognize the contributions of the 132,000+ black-owned businesses throughout Illinois. The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) will host a series of webinars "highlighting community leaders, organizations, and business enterprises through a campaign inviting Illinoisians to "Shop Black-owned Business Saturdays." Learn more about Black Business Month.

National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes and communities. Observed annually in June, the National Safety Council provides downloadable resources highlighting different safety topics. Learn more about National Safety Month.