Category: Other News

Sign up for in-person pesticide applicator training clinics, testing across Illinois

 January 30, 2024

Sign up for in-person pesticide applicator training clinics, testing across Illinois URBANA, Ill. — Certain pesticide applications require that the applicator be licensed and certified. It is important to ensure this training and certification is done before making a pesticide…

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Nicor Gas shares tips for winter storm preparedness

 January 12, 2024

Nicor Gas shares tips for winter storm preparedness Stay warm and safe as Winter Storm Gerri brings second round of snow and wind, artic air NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Jan. 12, 2024 – Nicor Gas is ready to meet the increased…

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Illinois Extension Farm News

 January 9, 2024

Farm News For Illinois   Ask questions, get answers for planting season at 2024 Illinois Crop Management Conference     Learn tips for a healthy pregnancy, toddler nutrition   Discuss beef cattle management at Dudley Smith Farm winter meeting  …

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Opportunity to learn practical money management strategies

 January 9, 2024

Opportunity to learn practical money management strategies URBANA, Ill. — Navigating financial management can often seem overwhelming and intimidating, particularly for those uncertain about how to begin. Studies have shown that financial stress can have detrimental effects on both physical…

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Weather a changing climate on the farm now and in the future

 January 9, 2024

NEWS FOR ILLINOIS Weather a changing climate on the farm now and in the future URBANA, Ill. — The only thing certain about modern farming is that things are always changing, and today’s weather isn’t your grandparents’ weather. Growing seasons…

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Illinois continues work to improve waterways by reducing nutrient pollution

 December 4, 2023

URBANA, Ill. — The loss of nutrients into Illinois’ lakes, streams, and rivers harms water quality here and downstream all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, NLRS, was established in 2015 and is…

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Tree Care Education

 October 23, 2023

Sharpening knowledge of tree care leads to healthier, better-looking trees URBANA, Ill. — Trees are a beautiful and vital part of our communities, providing many long-term benefits to the public. Routine maintenance and proper care techniques contribute to a longer, healthier…

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Illinois Extension Gardeners Corner

 June 8, 2023

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE SQUAD CAR STRUCK IN SCOTT’S LAW RELATED CRASH

 February 27, 2023

ISP experiences the third Scott’s Law related injury of 2023 JOLIET – On February 27, 2023, at approximately 7:46 a.m., Illinois State Police (ISP) officials investigated a two-vehicle traffic crash involving an ISP squad car on Interstate 55 northbound at Illinois…

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OSF -Cancer death rates dropping across the country

 February 3, 2023

American Cancer Society report show a 33% decline since 1991 A new report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) says that the rate of people dying from cancer in the United States has declined significantly over the past three decades….

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The Barn III presents “Broken Up” for the Month of Love

 February 3, 2023

Bringing People Together Now Playing: Broken Up by Nick Hall The Barn III in Goodfield is proud to present, BROKEN UP by Nick Hall! BROKEN UP opens Friday, February 3rd and runs until Sunday, February 26th, 2023.  The show will be playing on Fridays…

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OSF HeathCare Announces Sunflower Award Winner

 February 1, 2023

Streator, Ill. / January 31, 2023) – OSF HealthCare Multispecialty Services is pleased to announce Kelly Anderson, a physical therapist at the OSF Center for Health in Streator, was recently presented with a Sunflower Award. “The Sunflower Award recognizes care team…

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Watchful waiting not recommended for childhood obesity

 February 1, 2023

Watchful waiting not recommended for childhood obesity New guidelines detail surgery, medication as supplements to traditional methods For the first time in 15 years, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released guidelines to treat a problem the group says…

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Veterans outreach program continuing in 2023 – Morris

 January 31, 2023

Veterans outreach program continuing in 2023 The Grundy County VAC and the VA Edward Hines Medical Center Outreach Team with the support of the Morris American Legion will be continuing the monthly visits in Morris during 2023. Both organizations will…

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Dwight FFA Chapter Place at Sectionals

 January 25, 2023

The Dwight FFA Chapter traveled to Peotone on January 18 to compete in the Section 10 FFA Public Speaking and Job Interview Contest. Four of our members placed!! Harlie Boucher – 3rd place Job Interview Katy Parker- 1st place Prepared…

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Postage Stamps Have Increased to $0.63

 January 25, 2023

Postage prices as of January 22:

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING AN OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING

 January 24, 2023

ILLINOIS STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING AN OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING   STREATOR – On January 23, 2023, the Streator Police Department requested the Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) to investigate an officer involved shooting incident. The Streator Police Department responded…

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Kankakee County – Postcards Applications for Permanent Vote By Mail

 January 20, 2023

Voters in Kankakee County will receive a postcard soon explaining an option for voting by mail. According to Kankakee County Clerk Dan Hendrickson, “You may now apply to permanently be placed on vote by mail status.” The postcard to voters…

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Watchdog seeks harsher penalties in wake of abuse at Illinois mental health center

 January 19, 2023

1: The official cited investigations into a center for people with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities, where workers lied or conspired to thwart patient abuse inquiries 2: Official cites investigations into center where workers lied, conspired to thwart patient abuse…

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Livingston County Concert Association – The Patsy Cline Project – Lisa Brokop

 January 18, 2023

The Patsy Cline Project – Lisa Brokop You’d be crazy to miss the amazing tribute to Patsy Cline coming up on February 21, 2023 at 7 PM. Lisa Brokop will be coming to the Pontiac Township High School Auditorium (1100…

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Illinois Rural Development poised for ‘historic investment’

 January 18, 2023

Illinois Rural Development poised for ‘historic investment’  By KAY SHIPMAN FarmWeek   Rural Illinois stands to benefit from increased funding and changes in the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that $300 million,…

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County Clerk Seeks To Return Unclaimed Historic WWI Medals to Vets’ Families Kendall County WWI medal

 January 18, 2023

County Clerk Seeks To Return Unclaimed Historic WWI Medals to Vets’ Families Kendall County WWI medal Kendall County, IL Clerk of the Circuit Court Matthew Prochaska, while digitizing court records from the turn of the 20th century, found a box…

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First lawsuits filed in state courts, more expected in federal court

 January 17, 2023

By HANNAH MEISEL For Capitol News Illinois news@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – A trio of gun owners and a firearms retailer in southeastern Illinois have filed the first two lawsuits in what’s expected to be a flurry of litigation against the state’s…

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EAGLE WATCH WEEKEND – JANUARY 28 & 29, 2023

 January 17, 2023

Eagle Watch Weekend Celebrates The American Bald Eagle In Illinois.   Join park staff, volunteer naturalists, hike leaders, and the Northern Illinois Raptor Rehabilitation for a fun filled day at the Starved Rock Visitor Center and trails during Eagle Watch…

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Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias Releases Comprehensive Transition Team Report

 January 17, 2023

January 17, 2023 Henry Haupt: 217-782-5984 hhaupt@ilsos.gov Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias Releases Comprehensive Transition Team Report Report serves as a road map to modernize the office, transform operations, and upgrade services Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias today released…

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Illinois Named Top Soybean Producing State for 2022 Growing Season

 January 17, 2023

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – JANUARY 17, 2023 –  The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is proud to announce that Illinois produced the most soybeans in the nation again in 2022. After a slow start to the planting season due to cool and wet…

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Report predicts billions in motor fuel tax revenue losses if state meets EV goal (Updated)

 January 17, 2023

UPDATED Jan 17: Report predicts billions in motor fuel tax revenue losses if state meets EV goals  (Revisions Highlighted in Orange) Union-tied research group pushes for mileage tax to shore up road-building funds By NIKA SCHOONOVER Capitol News Illinois nschoonover@capitolnewsillinois.com…

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Basic Severe Weather Spotter Class – Morris – Wed. March 8

 January 17, 2023

Basic Severe Weather Spotter Class – Morris, Illinois Here is a link to register for in-person Weather Spotter Training as provided by the National Weather Service: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basic-severe-weather-spotter-class-morris-illinois-tickets-503427042837   The Basic Severe Weather Spotter Program was created by the National Weather…

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Grundy County Coroner Reports Minooka Fire Death

 January 17, 2023

Grundy County Coroner John Callahan’s office is investigating the death of an 82 year old man from Minooka that died as the result of a house fire. The incident occurred Monday evening 1/16/23 around 8:00pm in rural Minooka.  The victim…

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OSF HealthCare Newsroom Recap – January 13, 2023 What is Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

 January 13, 2023

OSF HealthCare Newsroom Recap – January 13, 2023 What is Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma? This week, Chicago White Sox pitcher Liam Hendriks announced he has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) and that he would be starting chemotherapy treatments. In a social…

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Sheriffs say they want no role in enforcing state’s assault weapon registry

 January 12, 2023

By HANNAH MEISEL For Capitol News Illinois news@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Dozens of county sheriffs in Illinois — approximately “80-ish,” per Illinois Sheriffs’ Association head Jim Kaitschuck — say they’ll refuse to enforce a provision of a new assault weapons ban…

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Sen. Rezin renamed Deputy Minority Leader

 January 11, 2023

Sen. Rezin renamed Deputy Minority Leader Sworn into 103rd General Assembly Springfield, IL – As the 103rd General Assembly begins its work in Springfield, State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) has been renamed as the Deputy Minority Leader for the Illinois Senate Republican Caucus. “It…

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USDA Accepts Applications for Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)

 January 11, 2023

STAKEHOLDER ANNOUNCEMENT USDA Accepts Applications for Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) January 11, 2023 USDA is making $300 million available under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) to expand renewable energy and support energy-efficiency projects for people living in rural…

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2021 Vital Statistics for Kankakee County

 January 4, 2023

  DAN HENDRICKSON, Kankakee County Clerk, released vital statistics for Kankakee County for 2022. As of January 4, 2023, there were 1,223 births registered in this county for 2020. This is 45 less than were registered in 2021. The most…

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Beep, Beep, Drive Home Safe Chicago!

 December 10, 2022

Everyone needs a Beep, Beep Chicago T-shirt………     Beep, Beep – Chicago

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