In an effort to bring economic development to Southern Illinois, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) filed legislation to begin the process of transferring property ownership of the Hardin County Work Camp to Hardin County on September 21.
Local farmers, FFA students, and those involved in agriculture came together Sept. 17 for State Sen. Neil Andersons Agricultural Advisory Council at the Rock Island County Farm Bureau.
Are you looking for a job in Illinois? Are you looking to move elsewhere in the state? WalletHub released a list of more than 120 Illinois cities, ranking them based on their labor-market health.
Illinois will receive $43.5 million through a federal grant to be used in the fight against opioid abuse. About $29 million of that will go to increase the availability of addiction treatment and to help reduce overdose-related deaths through prevention, treatment, and recovery initiatives.
At a time when we are seeing a dangerous trend of out-migration in Illinois, not just in terms of people leaving Illinois, but jobs and businesses as well, instituting a progressive tax would be the worst thing we could do.
The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity’s Office of Community Assistance announced today that the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will begin scheduling appointments and accepting applications for winter heating assistance for seniors and people with disabilities beginning October 1, 2018.
Senator Neil Anderson (Andalusia) met with local veterans in Moline as part of his Veterans Advisory Committee. Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Director Stephen Curda, was also present to meet with the veterans, and listen to their feedback, issues and suggestions.
State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) joined representatives from Pepsi MidAmerica on September 17 to provide an update on ongoing expansion plans at the companys Marion facility and project developments within the area to ease traffic flow.
Over the last four years, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has addressed teacher shortage issues through legislative and regulatory changes. Still, some school districts continue to struggle to staff classrooms.
Senator John Curran recently joined Politics Tonight with an update on the Sterigenics facility in Willowbrook.
One of Black Hawk Colleges biggest buildings in dire need of a new roof will now get the much needed upgrade.
A barn dating back to the 1940s at Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC) in Oglesby will be demolished, with a new agriculture building going up in its place thanks to capital project money released Sept. 11 by the Illinois Office of Management and Budget.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons is hosting their Fall Hiring Events Oct. 2, 18, and 23rd in the 36th Senate District. Find out where and more information here.
On Sept. 12, State Sen. Dale Righter was invited to speak to a government class at St. Anthony H.S. in Effingham. Righter called the experience "awesome."
Millions of dollars in capital funding have been released to community colleges statewide as part of the Fiscal Year 2019 capital budget. Of those funds, Carl Sandburg College, John Wood Community College, and Spoon River College that serve students in District 47 will see over $320,000 in state funding.
Millions of dollars in capital funding have been released to community colleges statewide as part of the Fiscal Year 2019 capital budget. Of those funds, Heartland Community College (HCC) in Normal will see $275,000 in state and local funding to help with campus repairs.
As part of the recently approved Fiscal Year 2019 capital budget, three local community colleges in the 59th Senate District will receive funding for emergency or deferred maintenance projects on campus.
As part of the recently approved Fiscal Year 2019 capital budget, two local community colleges in the 35th Senate District will receive funding for emergency or deferred maintenance projects on campus.
Millions of dollars in capital funding have been released to community colleges statewide as part of the Fiscal Year 2019 capital budget. Of those funds, McHenry County College will see $153,130 and College of Lake County will see $348,795 in state funding to help with campus repair projects. In addition, both colleges will receive local funds bringing their totals to $800,000 and $600,000 respectively.
State Sen. John Curran (R-Downers Grove) and DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin are calling on Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to work with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and take legal action to revoke Sterigenics, Inc. air permit that was issued in 2015.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) will see $1,250,000 in capital funding for campus improvements and repairs as part of the Fiscal Year 2019 capital budget approved by lawmakers in late May. The capital program was appropriated as part of the current FY 2019 state budget.
Gov. Bruce Rauner today declared a harvest emergency to help level the playing field between Illinois farmers and crop haulers and those in neighboring states.
For the first time, Illinois high school students will have access to information that shows how much they might earn if they graduate from colleges and universities located in the state.
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