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Lemont Mayor John Egofske to Replace Durkin in 82nd District

By Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times February 6, 2023 SPRINGFIELD, IL – Lemont Mayor John Egofske to replace Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin as the new Illinois 82nd District State Representative. “After 27 years in corporate business as a job creator, I look forward to working with anyone, from…

Two Illinois Paramedics Charged in Death of Patient

By Janice Cameron, The Chicago Times January 21, 2023 SPRINGFIELD, IL –  Two Illinois paramedics have been charged in the death of a patient they strapped faced down on a stretcher. According to prosecutors, Peggy Finley, 44, and Peter Cadigan, 50, have been charged with first-degree murder in the death…

Illinois Judge Pauses Pritzker’s Assault Weapons Ban

By Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times January 21, 2023 SPRINGFIELD, IL – An Illinois judge in Effingham County granted a temporary restraining order Friday to pause the state’s recently enacted assault weapons ban as new lawsuits are filed to challenge the constitutionality of the law. Tom DeVore, former Republican nominee…

Illinois House Approves 18% Pay Hike for Lawmakers

By Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times January 09, 2023 SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois House of Representatives voted to give lawmakers an 18% pay raise over the weekend. As the lame-duck session came to a close, the House approved a $12,904 annual increase in base pay for members of the…

Republican House Leader Durkin to Retire

By David Slavik, The Chicago Times January 09, 2023 SPRINGFIELD, IL –  Republican House Leader State Representative Jim Durkin announced he will retire on Tuesday.  In November, Durkin had announced that he would resign his leadership position within the Republican caucus.  Durkin blamed former President Donald Trump for Republican defeats…

Prepare to Pay: Nicor Proposes Massive Rate Hike

By Grant McCormick, The Chicago Times January 06, 2023 NAPERVILLE, IL – Nicor Gas has filed for a hefty rate increase that will further empty consumer’s pockets in northern Illinois.  According to a Nicor filing, the company is requesting to increase rates by $321 million, which if approved, would force…

Illinois State Senator Melinda Bush to Resign

By Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times December 27, 2022 SPRINGFIELD, IL – Democrat Illinois State Senator Melinda Bush (IL-31) announced that she will resign.  According to an announcement by State Senate Democrats, Bush’s resignation was presented in a letter of resignation Monday, effective on December 31, 2022.  Illinois law requires…

SAFE-T Act Ruled Unconstitutional by Illinois Judge

By Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times December 28, 2022 SPRINGFIELD, IL – An Illinois judge ruled on Wednesday that parts of the controversial SAFE-T Act are unconstitutional. According to Judge Thomas Cunningham’s ruling the Pre-Trial Fairness Act is unconstitutional and violates the separation of powers and the Victims’ Rights Act. …

Peoria: John Kelly Running For Reelection In Peoria

By The Chicago Times Staff November 28, 2022 PEORIA, IL —  A Peoria Council member has announced plans for reelection.  John Kelly announced his campaign to run for a second term as an at-large council member.  Kelly promoted the passage of a real estate tax abatement on new residential construction,…

Michael ‘Apples’ Madigan Pleads Not Guilty

By Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times November 2, 2022 CHICAGO – Disgraced former Democrat Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan pleaded not guilty to added charges in his ongoing racketeering conspiracy case. The former speaker was not required to participate in his arraignment on Tuesday which added an indictment on a…

Lincoln Home National Historic Site Offers Free Trick-Or-Treat Event

By The Chicago Times Staff October 6, 2022 SPRINGFIELD – The Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield has announced a free trick-or-treat event. According to a press release, the free event will be held on October 29 between 5-7 pm at the Visitor Center located at 426 South 7th…

Sangamon County: Man Indicted On 8 Counts Of First Degree Murder

By David Slavik, The Chicago Times September 29, 2022 SPRINGFIELD, IL – A man suspected of committing a double homicide in Sangamon County was indicted Wednesday on eight counts of first-degree murder. A Sangamon County Grand Jury indicted 23-year-old Mark N. Crites on 13 counts, including 8 counts of first-degree…

Pritzker To Face Bailey In Fight For Illinois Governorship

By Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times June 28, 2022 CHICAGO — Illinois voters have chosen incumbent Governor J. B. Pritzker and Republican State Senator Darren Bailey to battle for the Illinois governorship in November. Pritzker trampled unknown Democrat challenger, Beverly Miles, paving the way for his fight for a second…

PRITZKER TO CALL SPECIAL SESSION AFTER SCOTUS ABORTION RULING

By Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times June 25, 2022 SPRINGFIELD, IL — Governor J.B. Pritzker to call a special session of the General Assembly to focus on legislation to strengthen abortion laws in Illinois. Pritzker announced Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 abortion rights case Roe…

Pritzker Signs Legislation Increasing Mental Health Workforce In Illinois

By Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times June 12, 2022 SPRINGFIELD, IL — Governor Pritzker signed Senate Bill 3617 on Friday which is hoped to address the shortage of mental health professionals in Illinois and increase access to high-quality mental health services across the State. According to the Governor’s Office “The…

Pritzker Signs Bills Aimed To Combat Carjackings

by Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times SPRINGFIELD, IL — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a series of bills designed to combat the ever-rising level of carjackings and vehicle thefts. According to the Governor’s Office, the bills target the use of key-fob-hacking, allocate $6.5 million in law enforcement grants, and waive…

Pritzker To Place Grocery Sales Tax On A Diet

by Horace Douglas, The Chicago Times April 8, 2022 SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker announced plans to suspend grocery taxes and freeze the state’s fuel tax. According to Pritzker’s office, $1.8 billion have been earmarked in the new budget for taxpayer relief. “Over the last few weeks,…

Killer Nurse Convicted

By Janice Cameron, The Chicago Times March 24, 2022 EDWARDSVILLE, IL – A licensed practical nurse has been convicted on charges of reckless conduct for failing to administer life-saving measures to a Collinsville Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center patient. According to Madison County prosecutors, Christy McCall, 45, of Belleville was convicted…

Alvarez Resigns From Illinois Tollway

By Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times March 15, 2022 SPRINGFIELD, IL – Another political appointee of Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker has resigned from the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority. According to Pritzker’s office, Jose Alvarez submitted a letter of resignation that stated his departure would be effective immediately.  Alvarez…

FORMER ILLINOIS HOUSE SPEAKER MIKE ‘APPLES’ MADIGAN INDICTED

By Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times March 2, 2022 SPRINGFIELD, IL – Former Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan was indicted Wednesday on 22 criminal counts including racketeering and bribery. According to federal prosecutors, for decades Madigan, 79, used the power of his elected offices and professional position to further…

Springfield To Address Teacher Shortage

By Janice Cameron, The Chicago Times March 2, 2022 SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers presented legislation last Thursday that proposes to solve the alarming teacher shortage that is plaguing Illinois. The proposed legislation will extend the number of days retired teachers would be able to teach within a given school year, lower…

Illinois Judge Dismisses Pritzker’s School Mask Mandate

By Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times February 18, 2022 SPRINGFIELD, IL – Governor J. B. Pritzker’s appeal of a Sangamon County’s ruling over school mask mandates has been dismissed by an appellate court early on Friday. In earlier February, a Sangamon County judge ruled that Pritzker’s mask mandate was invalid. …

Pritzker Touts Reelection Year Tax Relief

By Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times January 31, 2022 SPRINGFIELD, IL — Governor J.B. Pritzker plans to present on Wednesday a reelection year budget proposal with $1 billion in one-time tax relief.  Many critics see this proposal as a reelection gimmick to buy votes. Pritzker was set to present his…

Plainfield Man Arrested After High-Speed Chase In Indiana

By David Slavik, The Chicago Times January 21, 2022 LAPORTE COUNTY, IN – A Plainfield man was arrested Thursday after leading Indiana State Police in high pursuit chase in LaPorte County, Indiana. According to Indiana State Police, state troopers were following a black Jeep Grand Cherokee with stolen plates southbound…

Pritzker Announces Next Phase Of Houbolt Road Project In Joliet

By Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times January 20, 2022 JOLIET, IL — Gov. J. B. Pritzker announced Thursday the next phase of construction on the new Houbolt Road bridge and interchange which is part of Pritzker’s $1.2 billion commitment to improve and modernize Interstate 80 through the bipartisan Rebuild Illinois…

Decatur: Man Arrested In Connection Of Carjacking A Good Samaritan

By Janice Cameron, The Chicago Times January 20, 2022 DECATUR, IL — A man wanted for the carjacking of a good Samaritan in Indiana was arrested in Decatur, Illinois. Decatur police reported that Randy Terrell Brown-Watkins was arrested on January 13 in Decatur on separate charges and is awaiting extradition…

DURKIN TO COMBAT ‘SMASH AND GRAB’ ROBBERIES

By Horace Douglas, The Chicago Times January 4, 2022 SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois State Representative Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs, has proposed a bill to target the rise of “smash-and-grab” robberies. Durkin, Minority Leader in the Illinois House of Representatives, proposed House Bill 4275 which will make organized retail theft a…

Secretary Of State To Close Driver Services Facilities For 2 Weeks

By The Chicago Times Staff December 30, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, IL — Secretary of State Jesse White ordered all driver services facilities to close for two weeks in January due to COVID-19. According to a press release on Wednesday, the closure will be from Jan 3 through Jan 17.  White’s office…

Alleged Murderer of Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputy Captured

By The Chicago Times Staff December 30, 2021 FAIRFIELD, IL — The suspect in the murder of a Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputy has been captured. Ray Tate, 40, of Kentucky, allegedly hijacked a semi-truck after the murder of Deputy Sean Riley. Tate held the driver of the semi-truck at gunpoint…

Illinois Loses 122,000 Residents In 2021

By Horace Douglas, The Chicago Times December 29, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, IL – According to the latest census figures for Illinois, nearly 122,000 residents have left the state. According to the data, the net loss of 122,000 inhabitants has not been seen since the year 2000.  Population loss is due to…

University Of Illinois To Go Remote For Spring

By Horace Douglas, The Chicago Times December 22, 2021 CHICAGO – University officials at University of Illinois Chicago and Northwestern University announced they will be joining other colleges that return to remote learning when students return from holiday break. According to a press release, the remote session will last the…

Illinois: Minimum Wage To Increase On New Year’s Day

By John McPhaul, The Chicago Times December 21, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, IL — Illinois’ minimum wage will be raised to $12 per hour on January 1, 2022. The $1 raise will be applied to every hour worked in the New Year and is part of legislation passed into law by Gov.…

Pritzker Officially Repeals Parental Notice Of Abortion Act

By Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times December 17, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, IL – Just before heading off for the weekend this Friday, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation repealing a law that required parental notification before a minor receives an abortion. The repeal of the Parental Notice of Abortion Act also…

Edwardsville: Workers Killed In Amazon Warehouse Collapse

by The Chicago Times Staff December 11, 2021 EDWARDSVILLE, IL – It has been confirmed that several Amazon workers have died after an Amazon warehouse roof collapsed as a result of severe weather in the Edwardsville area on Friday night.  There are also several workers trapped in the collapsed building.…

Illinois General Assembly To Vote On Banning Ghost Guns

by Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times December 10, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois General Assembly is expected to vote on new legislation prohibiting so-called “ghost guns” in the state next year. “If we don’t get ahead of this, there will be a significant increase in the already severe violence,”…

Illinois To Crackdown On Disability Parking Abuse

by The Chicago Times Staff November 27, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, IL — Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White aims to crack down on the misuse of disabled parking placards at shopping malls over the holiday season. Parking lot stings will target drivers who abuse placard use, as well as those who…

Pritzker Signs New U.S. House District Map

by Frank Conklin November 25, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, IL – On Monday, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the new U.S. House district map that reflects Illinois’ diversity and preserves minority representation in Illinois’ delegation in accordance with the federal Voting Rights Act after reviewing the General Assembly’s congressional maps drawn with 2020…

IDES Moving To Direct Deposit

by Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times November 22, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced Monday that debit cards will no longer be accepted as a payment method for unemployment insurance benefits.  IDES is encouraging claimants who receive benefit payments by debit card to switch to…

ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS BAN “DARK MONEY” IN JUDICIAL RACES

by Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times November 16, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, IL — A new Illinois law requires all candidates to disclose the sources of their contributions, with the goal of prohibiting out-of-state contributions and so-called “dark money” in judicial campaigns. Gov. J. B. Pritzker singed into law Monday Senate Bill…

Gov. Pritzker Unveils New Electric Vehicle Skills Training Program

by Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times October 21, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, IL — Governor J. B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) joined college officials and automaker Rivian today for a first look at Heartland Community College’s new Electric Vehicle Energy Storage (EVES) training program. The…

GOV. PRITZKER DOUBLES HIS PERSONAL INCOME – REPORTS $5.1M INCOME FOR 2020

by Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times October 16, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, IL – While many individuals and small businesses are still struggling to survive due to COVID-19 policies in Illinois, billionaire Democrat Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker reported an adjusted gross income of roughly $5.1 million in 2020.  This is nearly double…

PREPARE TO PAY: NATURAL GAS PRICES PREDICTED TO SKYROCKET BY HUNDREDS

by Sloan T. Wilson October 4, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, IL — According to the National Energy Assistance Directors Association, natural gas customers in Chicago and the suburbs will be forced to shell out hundreds of dollars more during the upcoming heating season. Natural gas prices are rising across the country and…

Gov. Pritzker Awards First $24 Million in “Back to Business” Grants

by Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times September 30, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, IL — Governor J. B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced today that the first grants under the Back to Business (B2B) recovery program have been awarded.  521 grants totaling more than $24 million…

Pritzker Approves Possible Inequitable Legislative Maps

by Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times September 24, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, IL — Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed off on new legislative maps for the next decade on Friday, despite concerns from some Black and Latino voters that they would not be able to weigh in and would be unfairly represented. Pritzker…

Woman Handed 75 Years For Killing Boyfriend’s Son

by T. C. Mayfield, The Chicago Times September 18, 2021 PEKIN, IL — An Illinois woman accused of murdering her boyfriend’s 4-year-old son was given 75 years in prison. Lesli Jett was portrayed as a selfish drug addict who disliked being at Tate Thurman’s East Peoria home.  When the boy…

HASTERT SETTLES CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE PAYMENTS SUIT

by Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times September 15, 2021 YORKVILLE, IL — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a man who accused him of child sexual abuse reached an out-of-court settlement Wednesday over Hastert’s refusal to pay the $1.8 million in hush money, which the Illinois Hastert agreed to…

TOMB OF UNKNOWN SOLDIER REPLICA COMING TO ILLINOIS

by T. C. Mayfield, The Chicago Times September 13, 2021 LINCOLN, IL — The American Legion Post #263 will host replica of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on September 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1740 5th Street, Lincoln, IL.  This event is open to the public…

HASTERT ACCUSER’S IDENTITY TO BE RELEASED IN POSSIBLE CIVIL TRIAL

by Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times September 12, 2021 YORKVILLE, IL — If his case goes to trial this month, a man who accused Dennis Hastert, former U.S. House Speaker, of child sexual assault and then sued him for refusing to pay $1.8 million in exchange for his silence will…

ILLINOIS HOUSE CLOSE TO APPROVING COMPROMISE ENERGY PLAN

by Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times September 9, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois House was set to approve a broad plan to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050 on Thursday, with a compromise allowing two coal-fired plants to remain open until 2045 while cutting emissions by nearly half over the…

IL SECRETARY OF STATE FACILITIES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

by The Chicago Times Staff September 7, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, IL —  The Illinois Secretary of State’s office is hoping that the lengthy wait times will soon end.  People who need REAL IDs, driver’s licenses, or ID cards must now make an appointment at one of several suburban facilities beginning Wednesday.…

PERU: BODY FOUND IN ILLINOIS RIVER

by The Chicago Times Staff September 6, 2021 PERU, IL – On Sep 4 several police, fire, and rescue agencies, including the Bloomington Police Department, discovered an unidentified body in the Illinois River. The body was discovered along the south river bank east of the Illinois Route 251 bridge at…

ILLINOIS TO ASSIST LOUISIANA IN HURRICANE RECOVERY EFFORTS

by Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times August 31, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, IL — Gov. JB Pritzker announced today that a 46-member Urban Search and Rescue Team, as well as the necessary mission equipment, will deploy to Louisiana to assist with water rescues caused by Hurricane Ida’s flash flooding and dangerous storm…

ILLINOIS TO BEGIN MONITORING LICENSE PLATES ON EXPRESSWAYS

by The Chicago Times Staff August 20, 2021 CHICAGO — The Illinois State Police began installing license plate reading cameras throughout the Chicago area to assist law enforcement in slowing the tide of expressway shootings. A $12.5 million grant was awarded to the Illinois State Police to purchase and install…

PRITZKER SIGNS LEGISLATION CREATING SAFER LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

by Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times August 15, 2021 SPRINGFIELD — Governor Pritzker signed House Bill 219 into law on Friday to foster safe and inclusive classrooms. The bill seeks to end the use of physical restraints to discipline students in public schools.  The legislation, which has received widespread bipartisan…

PRITZKER ANNOUNCES $10 MILLION GRANTS PROGRAM TO SUPPORT ACROSS ILLINOIS

by Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times August 10, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, IL — Governor J. B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today announced a new $10 million grant program aimed at revitalizing the state’s struggling tourism industry by reintroducing new and returning tourism attractions and…

55-YEAR-OLD MAN ARRESTED FOR BEATING NEIGHBOR TEEN TO DEATH

by J. J. Quincannon, The Chicago Times August 1, 2021 CHAMPAIGN, IL — According to authorities, an Illinois man is facing murder charges after a teen boy who lived around the corner was discovered beaten to death in a roadside ditch on Friday. Steven Butler III, a 14-year-old from Champaign,…

SECRETARY OF STATE HOPES TO LOWER WAIT TIMES AT DMV

by Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times July 30, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, IL — Jesse White, Secretary of State of Illinois, announced new actions Friday aimed at reducing wait times and heavy volume at DMV facilities across the state. The two-pronged strategy will increase the number of appointment-only driver service facilities and…

ILLINOIS: COVID LOCKDOWN COULD RETURN ACCORDING TO DEMOCRAT GOV PRITZKER

by Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times July 20, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker warned on Tuesday that stricter mitigations may be reinstated in areas experiencing an increase in COVID cases.  This coming after his announced re-election bid. Pritzker urged anyone who has not been immunized to…

SKELETAL REMAINS DISCOVERED AT SOUTHERN ILLINOIS WILDLIFE REFUGE

by The Chicago Times Staff July 18, 2021 MARION, IL — Authorities are looking into the discovery of skeletal remains at a wildlife refuge in southern Illinois.  With the help of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Illinois State Police, and the county coroner, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is…

GOV. PRITZKER ANNOUNCES $8 MILLION EXPANSION OF APPRENTICESHIP PATHWAYS IN ILLINOIS

Office of Governor J. B. Pritzker July 13, 2021 CHICAGO – Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today announced an $8 million expansion of the Apprenticeship Illinois program. Through a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), DCEO will expand innovative and high-quality apprenticeship programs…

ROCKTON CHEMTOOL EXPLOSION EVACUATION ORDERED IN AREA

by The Chicago Times Staff June 14, 2021 ROCKTON, IL — A massive chemical plant fire near the Illinois-Wisconsin border that sent black plumes of smoke into the air is expected to burn for several days as firefighters retreat and residents are ordered to evacuate. Around 7 a.m., a fire…

PRITZKER BREAKS CAMPAIGN PROMISE – WILL SIGN DEM MAP

by Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times June 6, 2021 SPRINGFIELD — After promising as a candidate that he would reject partisan maps drawn by either party, Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a measure drawn by Democrats on Friday establishing legislative district boundaries to control elections for the next ten years. …

$42 BILLION ILLINOIS BUDGET & ELECTION BILL WAITING FOR PRITZKER’S PEN

by Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times June 1, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, IL — Illinois lawmakers stayed up to the wee hours Tuesday in Springfield, passing a budget proposal and other bills.  Legislators did not get around to debating the proposed $42.2 billion budget until after 11:30 p.m. and passed the bill…

ILLINOIS STATE TROOPER’S CRUISER HIT BY DRUNK DRIVER

by The Chicago Times Staff May 31, 2021 MOLINE, IL — According to Illinois State Police, an alleged drunk driver struck an Illinois State Trooper’s vehicle last Monday in Moline. The ISP sergeant had completed a traffic stop and was parked on the shoulder of the road with his emergency…

AIR FORCE FIGHTER JOCKS EJECT SAFELY FROM F-15QA AT ILLINOIS AIRPORT

Consolidated Press News File May 19, 2021 MASCOUTAH, IL — After a successful landing at an Illinois airport on Tuesday, two pilots ejected from a F-15QA.  The emergency ejection occurred around 7:30 a.m. when the plane was parked on a runway at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in St. Clair County.…

PRITZKER ANNOUNCES FEDERAL RENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

by Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times May 18, 2021 SPRINGFIELD — On Monday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced expanded housing and rental aid for Illinois residents, offering grants of up to $25,000 in federal aid. Pritzker’s housing assistance announcement included more than just the fresh funds.  He also stated that the…

GOV. PRITZKER URGES ILLINOIS TO ‘START SEEING MOTORCYCLES’

Office of Governor J. B. Pritzker May 6, 2021 SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker has proclaimed May as Motorcycle Awareness Month in Illinois, joining the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and motorcycle safety advocates to remind all users of the road to Start Seeing Motorcycles. “We want all…

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH OFFERS TIPS TO AVOID TICK BITES

Illinois Department of Public Health April 30, 2021 May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month SPRINGFIELD – As Lyme Disease Awareness Month begins, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reminding people to take precautions against tick bites to prevent contracting diseases they may carry, like Lyme disease.  Other tickborne…

ILLINOIS GOES ORANGE FOR WORK ZONE AWARENESS WEEK

Office of Governor J. B. Pritzker April 26, 2021 SPRINGFIELD – Bridges and buildings throughout the state will be turning orange this week to honor those who have died in work zones and to raise awareness as the Illinois Department of Transportation signals the start of another construction season. To…

STATE OF ILLINOIS, CITY OF CHICAGO ANNOUNCE KIMBERLY-CLARK’S PLANS TO BRING JOBS, NORTH AMERICAN COMMERCIAL CENTER TO CHICAGO’S FULTON MARKET DISTRICT IN 2022

Office of Governor J. B. Pritzker CHICAGO, April 14, 2021—Governor JB Pritzker, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and World Business Chicago today announced that Kimberly-Clark, maker of trusted brands including Huggies®, Cottonelle®, Kleenex® and Depend®, will expand their presence in Chicago with…

SP INVESTIGATES FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH

Illinois State Police News File The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 09 WHAT:                   Two Vehicle Fatal Traffic Crash WHERE:                Illinois Route 48, near E 1550 N, Taylorville Township, Christian County WHEN:                   April 8, 2021 at 11:04 p.m. VEHICLES:             Unit 1 – Silver 2018 Jeep…