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Illinois State Police identify vehicle and individual involved in U.S. Highway 40 fatal crash

TEUTOPOLIS – With information provided by the community, the Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation has been able to identify the vehicle and driver believed to be involved in the September 29, 2023 crash just outside of Teutopolis that resulted in five fatalities and multiple injuries.    “Thank you to the communities of Montrose […]

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Illinois Arts Council Agency announces 2024 Arts and Foreign Language Education Planning Assistance Grant

CHICAGO – The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA), in cooperation with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), is pleased to announce that funding is available for school districts and other eligible applicants in fiscal year 2024 (FY24) with the Arts and Foreign Language Education Planning Assistance Grant.   The Arts and Foreign Language Education Grant Program (AFL) is

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Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site hosting candlelight walk Oct. 6 and 7

PETERSBURG – The annual candlelight walk at Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, a popular kick-off to the fall festival season, will take place 7-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 7.   Visitors are invited to this once-a-year opportunity to explore the site at night. Pathways in the historic village will be lined with

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Illinois State Police reviews more than 3,000 enhanced background checks for those under 21

SPRINGFIELD – Under the federal Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA), the Illinois State Police (ISP) has enhanced its coordination with all local law enforcement agencies as part of the background check process for those younger than 21 years.  BSCA allows for more thorough background checks by expanding what records are being reviewed and allowing more time to look

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Illinois manufacturers celebrate Manufacturing Month with ‘Makers on the Move’ statewide bus tour

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) and the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) will celebrate Manufacturing Month throughout the month of October with “Makers on the Move,” a statewide bus tour that will visit manufacturing facilities, educational institutions and community centers across Illinois to raise awareness about the exciting job opportunities and career pathways available

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Gov. Pritzker announces agency transitions

CHICAGO — Governor JB Pritzker has announced several upcoming transitions in state agency leadership. Theresa Eagleson, Director of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS), will step down at the end of 2023. The Governor has appointed Lizzy Whitehorn, who currently serves as First Assistant Deputy Governor for Health and Human Services, to serve

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IDPH launches enhanced hospital report card

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has launched a redesigned and enhanced Illinois Hospital Report Card website, with patient safety and quality of care information presented in a more user-friendly format. The same website, https://www.healthcarereportcard.illinois.gov, also

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Gov. Pritzker highlights University of Chicago Banned Book Collection during Banned Books Week

CHICAGO – On Tuesday, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker visited the University of Chicago Library to announce the University’s plan to build a collection of books that have been historically banned, creating an accessible library open to the public. The event takes place during National Banned Books Week, which runs from October 1-7. The governor was

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October is ‘College Changes Everything® Month’ in Illinois!

CHICAGO – The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) kicks off October with its annual College Changes Everything® (CCE) Campaign. For the past eight years, during CCE Month and the fall CCE Campaign, ISAC has partnered with schools and community-based organizations to provide free college and financial aid application completion workshops statewide. This year, however, CCE campaign activities will

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Illinois State Police requests assistance identifying vehicle involved in crash resulting in anhydrous ammonia leak

TEUTOPOLIS – The Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a vehicle potentially involved in a crash on September 29, 2023 just outside of Teutopolis that resulted in five fatalities and multiple injuries.   On Friday, September 29, 2023, ISP, the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, Teutopolis Fire Protection

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