Join the 2023 College Changes Everything® (CCE) Campaign in Illinois! As college preparation and planning increases through the fall for the 2023-24 school year, be sure to check out the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) and its partners' schedule of workshops of free college and financial aid planning for students and families. Read more about the College Changes Everything® Campaign.

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.