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Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Cooling centers open in our area

Tazewell County Emergency Management has opened several cooling centers around the area due to this week’s intense heat. Please don’t be hesitant to use these centers.

Monday, August 21, 2023
Stay safe in this week’s hot weather

Our entire area is under an excessive heat warning through Thursday. Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s and heat indexes could hit 105 to 115 degrees. Keep these…

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Safety tips for heading back to school

As summer draws to a close and children start heading back to school, family life can get pretty hectic. It’s important to remember – and share with your children –…

Monday, August 14, 2023
Professional Licensure Law Outdated And Stifles Job Growth

The professional licensure system in Illinois is antiquated and outdated, and as a result industry professionals from nurses to barbers to roofers can experience wait periods of three to nine…

Friday, August 11, 2023
Rep. Hauter statement on Illinois Supreme Court gun ban ruling

Illinois Democrats have used partisan maps and Governor Pritzker’s millions to get the ruling that we all expected. Once again the Constitution and the U.S. Supreme Court will have the…

Monday, August 7, 2023
Grid Transformation program open houses in McLean and Tazewell counties this week

Ameren is hosting in-person open houses for the Central Illinois Grid Transformation Program. In our area, these events will be held: Wednesday, August 911 a.m.-1 p.m. or 5 p.m.-7 p.m.Morton…

Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Reminder: Coffee and Conversation in Lincoln tomorrow

Just a reminder to please drop by Guest House Coffee and Pastries at 113 S. Kickapoo Street in Lincoln between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Thursday morning for my…

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
National Hire a Veteran Day

National Hire a Veteran Day was designed to implore U.S. businesses to consider hiring some of the estimated 200,000 veterans who leave the armed forces every year. Here are seven…

Monday, July 24, 2023
Stay safe in the heat this week

A stretch of hot weather is expected across Illinois this week. Here are a few tips for staying safe in the heat: -Limit outdoor activities -Drink plenty of water -Wear…

Monday, July 17, 2023
Energy bill assistance event in Peoria July 26

Ameren and the Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity, Inc. are holding a Customer Assistance Event on July 26 at the Carver Center, 701 W. Percy Baker Jr. Drive, in…