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Thursday, September 21, 2023
Free car seat checks offered throughout the state for Child Passenger Safety Week

(WAND) – The Illinois Department of Transportation is encouraging parents and caregivers to have their child safety seats checked to make sure they meet current safety standards and installed correctly…


Tuesday, September 19, 2023
September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. Preparedness is more than…


Monday, September 18, 2023
Happy birthday to the U.S. Air Force

The official Air Force Birthday is recognized as Sept. 18, 1947, the date of the passage of the National Security Act of 1947. That legislation created what would later become…


Thursday, September 14, 2023
Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Happy Truck Driver Appreciation Week to the men and women who keep our nation moving. Truck drivers take on this demanding and important job to safely deliver the goods and…


Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Visit to Encore Services in Clinton

I recently had a chance to tour and learn about the crucial programs and jobs for developmentally delayed adults provided by Encore Services in Clinton. My staff and I loved…


Monday, September 11, 2023
Remembering 9.11.01

Thursday, September 7, 2023
Illinois Manufacturers’ Association ‘Made in Illinois’ program keeps focus on what’s made here

The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association hosts a yearly contest called ‘Makers Madness,’ which involves a bracket-style tournament in which the public decides what product earns that year’s title of The Coolest…


Wednesday, September 6, 2023
September is National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month and a reminder that we can all take action to prevent suicide. Here are 5 action steps that can make an impact on someone’s…


Monday, September 4, 2023
Happy Labor Day!

Thursday, August 31, 2023
Today is International Overdose Awareness day

The theme of this year’s International Overdose Awareness Day is “Recognizing those people who go unseen,” in honor of the people whose lives have been altered by overdose They are…