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ISP issues citations for three move-over crashes in a single day

SPRINGFIELD – On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, the Illinois State Police (ISP) issued citations in three separate traffic crashes involving move over law violations, (otherwise known as “Scotts Law”) violations.   Two of the three crashes involved Illinois Department of Transportation vehicles.   The first crash occurred on Interstate 70 eastbound near milepost 64, near …

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Governor Pritzker announces historic agreement to eliminate pandemic unemployment debt and protect benefits for workers

SPRINGFIELD – Governor JB Pritzker announced today an historic agreement to pay off the remaining $1.36 billion unemployment insurance loan balance, replenish the fund for the future, and protect benefits for working families. The agreement will save taxpayers an estimated $20 million in interest costs that would be due next September and preserves hundreds of millions …

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IL Freedom Caucus calls for end of consent calendar in the Illinois House of Representatives

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Freedom Caucus is calling for an end to the Consent Calendar which enables the House leadership to pass hundreds of bills with a single roll call vote.   The Consent Calendar is a list of bills bundled together and voted on in one roll call vote. The list of bills …

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Illinois Department of Natural Resources reports avian flu in snow geese, other waterbirds

SPRINGFIELD – At least 300 waterbirds, primarily snow geese, have died of suspected avian influenza at public hunting areas throughout southern Illinois, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has confirmed. Deceased wild birds have been found at Baldwin Lake, Pyramid State Recreation Area, Rend Lake, and Carlyle Lake in recent days. IDNR will continue …

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Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs to hold online auction of unclaimed property

SPRINGFIELD – Jewelry, collectible coins, sports memorabilia and historic souvenirs are among the more than 450 unclaimed property items to be auctioned online from December 5 through December 9. “Our online auction is a wonderful opportunity to discover rare and memorable finds, either for yourself or for that special someone who will appreciate them as …

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Amber Alert celebrates 20th anniversary

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois AMBER Alert Task Force commemorates the 20th Anniversary of the first America’s Missing Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alert broadcast in Illinois. The first AMBER Alert broadcast took place at 5:35pm on November 26, 2002 in LaSalle, Illinois. The AMBER Alert System is named after nine-year-old Amber Hagerman who was abducted and …

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Fire Marshal stresses the importance of cooking safety to prevent an accidental fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ill–Thanksgiving is the leading day for home fires involving cooking equipment, with four times the average number occurring.   Ranges and cook-tops account for almost three out of every five home fires reported involving cooking, with ovens accounting for 13% of those fires. Cooking causes half (49%) of all reported home fires and more …

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IDPH urges public to protect loved ones from COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses during the Thanksgiving holiday

CHICAGO – With COVID-19 cases and other respiratory viruses circulating in many areas of the state, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is urging Illinoisans to take precautions and celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday safely without spreading the virus to family and friends. In addition to being fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19 and the …

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IL Freedom Caucus: Illinois needs competent State Superintendent – Not another activist

SPRINGFIELD, I’ll. – The Illinois Freedom Caucus is today issuing the following statement on Illinois State Superintendent Carmen Ayala’s retirement.   “Superintendent Carmen Ayala’s departure is welcome news for parents and students across the state. Her focus was on indoctrinating students with leftist propaganda and being the enforcement arm of JB Pritzker’s radical mask mandates. …

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Make the right choices this Thanksgiving: Buckle up and drive sober

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and local law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois are reminding motorists to buckle up and drive sober this Thanksgiving holiday. Unfortunately, some motorists and their passengers will travel without ever buckling their seat belts, which drastically increases the chance of injury or death if they’re involved …

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