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SBA RRF ‘E-Signature processing’ delay issue



Due to the high volume of the SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) applications, some users have been experiencing some issues.

I’m stuck on the e-signature processing tab…but I have a confirmation number. I sure hope I have my spot in line! Got my app done right at 12pm” A man said.

While speaking on the issue, The SBA said the place in line of the affected applicants is been reserved and the E-signature processing error will be resolved as soon as possible.

Affected applicants should “check back in the portal later to download their documents or check the status of their application“.


The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) was created by the American Rescue Plan Act to help restaurants and other eligible businesses stay open.

This scheme would compensate restaurants for sales losses caused by the pandemic, up to a maximum of $10 million per company and $5 million per physical location.

Recipients are not expected to repay funds if they are used for qualifying purposes before March 11, 2023.

Who can apply for Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF)

  • Restaurants
  • Food stands, food trucks, food carts
  • Caterers
  • Bars, saloons, lounges, taverns
  • Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars
  • Bakeries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Breweries and/or microbreweries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Wineries and distilleries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Inns (onsite sales of food and beverage to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Licensed facilities or premises of a beverage alcohol producer where the public may taste sample, or purchase products.


Jelani Day Body Found in Illinois River, Cause of death Unknown



Jelani Day Body Found

The male body found in the Illinois River on Sept. 4 is missing Illinois State University graduate student Jelani Day. The LaSalle County Coroner confirmed.

Forensic dental identification and DNA testing and comparison helped confirm the identity of the body. Coroner Richard Ploch added.

The cause of Jelani Day’s death is unknown, and an investigation is ongoing. Toxicology is still testing.

Jelani Day, 25, was last seen Aug. 24. at the Illinois State University campus. His family in Danville and a faculty member reported him missing after he did not show up for a class for several days.

Jelani’s last known location was at Beyond Hello in Bloomington at 9:21 a.m. Aug. 24.

Jelani Day

His car was recovered in Peru, IL on Aug. 27 with no license plates in a wooded area south of the Illinois Valley YMCA and north of the intersection of 12th Street and Westclox Avenue.

During a press conference, Bloomington Police Department Spokesperson John Fermon said they are still working to figure out some of the details regarding Day’s death.

“We haven’t said if there’s foul play or anything like that. People are on edge. It impacts everyone,” Fermon said.

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