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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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Illinois Retail Merchants Association honors The Home Depot as 2023 Retailer of the Year

CHICAGO — The Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA) proudly honored The Home Depot as the 2023 Illinois Retailer of the Year during the group’s 66th Annual Meeting held Tuesday at the Palmer House Hilton.   As the largest home improvement retailer in the world, The Home Depot has more than 2,300 stores in the U.S., Canada and

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Illinois EPA announces funding opportunity for water quality management program projects

SPRINGFIELD —Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) Director John J. Kim today announced $750,000 in funding through the release of a Section 604(b) Water Quality Management Program Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). This grant program is used to implement the Illinois Water Quality Management Program and Illinois’ Nonpoint Source Management Program through water quality

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Illinois celebrates National Women’s Business Month

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is celebrating National Women’s Business Month throughout October by recognizing the significant contributions of women-owned businesses throughout the state. The monthlong celebration – which is designated through a proclamation – includes business resources such as virtual and in-person events, resource guides for financial and social capital, business spotlights on

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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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Law enforcement officer recruitment fair October 11 at Joliet Junior College

JOLIET – The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) State Lodge is hosting a recruitment fair for prospective law enforcement and corrections officers on Wednesday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the main campus of Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.   Numerous local, county, state, federal and college law enforcement and

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Illinois engages with national program to advance soil health

CHICAGO, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a state-wide program to standardize soil health practices and set clear levels of achievement for farmers engaging in best practices. The program enables IDOA to implement legislation passed this year to increase use of cover crops, strip till, no till, and

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Governor Pritzker encourages eligible families to apply for utility assistance

CHICAGO – Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) are encouraging eligible families to apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to support with utility bill assistance for natural gas, propane, and electricity. Applications opened today, October 2, for income-eligible households with seniors age 60+, Illinoisans with a

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Governor Pritzker & IDPH remind Illinoisans that early detection is most effective way to fight breast cancer

CHICAGO – With National Breast Cancer Awareness Month underway across the country, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are reminding the public that early detection is the most effective way to prevent the deadly disease. The Governor has issued a proclamation declaring October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and October 20

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