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  1. Article number 1 - State Government Suggestion Award Board (SGSAB)
  2. Article number 2 - State Surplus Public Auctions (iBid)
  3. Article number 3 - Grow business revenue, Increase business capacity, Enhance your credentials
  4. Article number 4 - Let's Keep Illinois Green
  5. Article number 5 - State Launches Special Auction for 30th Anniversary of “The Breakfast Club”
  •  State Government Suggestion Award Board (SGSAB)

    State Government Suggestion Award Board (SGSAB)

    Any Illinois resident may submit money-saving suggestions to the State Government Suggestion Award Board. Illinois residents can win between $50 and $5,000 for a successful suggestion.

    Each suggestion is assigned a reference number, presented to the board, and if appropriate, forwarded to relevant state agencies to determine if it is feasible, original, and cost-saving.

    If an agency certifies that a suggestion is feasible, the SGSAB will consider its eligibility for an award. Each award is paid based on the savings it generates.

    More information on SGSAB.

  •  State Surplus Public Auctions (iBid)

    State Surplus Public Auctions (iBid)

    Often called "the eBay® of Illinois," iBid is the State's online auction website. The iBid web site allows users to browse and bid for items currently available for sale at public auction. Auctions are held weekly and interested bidders can find vehicles, office furniture, electronics, machine shop equipment... and much more each week!

    Cities and other local governments in Illinois can apply to become a “Seller” of local government surplus and use the State's surplus property online auction website to dispose of their unneeded equipment.

    For more information call 217-785-6903 or visit ibid.illinois.gov.

  •  Grow business revenue, Increase business capacity, Enhance your credentials

    Grow business revenue, Increase business capacity, Enhance your credentials

    Do you qualify for the BEP Program?

    • At least 51 percent owned and controlled by persons who are minority, women or designated as disabled
    • Must be a United States citizen or resident alien
    • Annual gross sales of less than $75 million
  •  Illinois Government Recycles - I-Cycle

    Let's Keep Illinois Green

    The State of Illinois' Recycling programs allow state agencies to recycle a variety of items and materials.

    I-Cycle
    Recycle paper, cardboard, aluminum cans, old telephone directories, scrap metal fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, laser printer cartridges, VCR Tapes, Data Tapes and silver bearing materials.

    E-Cycle
    E-Cycle provides recycling or proper disposal of electronic equipment, such as PCs, copiers, monitors, printers and wires.

    www.green.illinois.gov

  •  State Launches Special Auction for 30th Anniversary of “The Breakfast Club”

    State Launches Special Auction for 30th Anniversary of “The Breakfast Club”

    In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the “The Breakfast Club,” fans of the iconic movie will have the unique opportunity to own a piece of the show’s history when the State of Illinois launches an exclusive online auction of a limited number of theater seats from the actual movie set throughout the month of June. The Illinois Department of Central Management Services, together with the Illinois Film Office, announced plans to auction 30 chairs from the actual theater shown in the opening scene of the movie on the state of Illinois’ iBid website.

    More information available here.