Schools started up last week, and teachers always have to be prepared in case of an emergency. Before schools in started Clinton, School Resource Officer Mike Bennett and the rest of the faculty practiced emergency plans.
Guest curator, Mike Matejka, wants to show how people were able to progress and transition as new technologies displaced workers.
New American Legion members Cameron and Rusten Wurtz got involved with Boys State in July. Cameron and Rusten of the American Legion Post 103 went to Eastern Illinois University to learn but weren't the only ones getting involved from the Legion said, Commander Joshua Thielen.
Joey Woolridge is the Director at the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum, as she explains with the special occasion the ever so familiar festival logo has gotten a new update.
Governor Rauner has signed legislation designed to slow the exodus of college students to other states. Rauner signed legislation creating a new merit-based grant program....
The million comes at a time when the Foundation had little to show for fundraising efforts. Just $32,000 had been raised in 2017. State Fair Foundation Chairman John Slayton – a volunteer – says the reconstruction will soon be underway.
THE FIRST MEASURE GIVES HUNTERS A NEW FASHION CHOICE IN HOPES OF MAKING THEMSELVES MORE VISIBLE SAYS GOVERNOR RAUNER.
Superintendent Shelia Greenwood joined the WHOW Morning Show and went into depth on improvements with facilities that occurred over the summer.
With traffic deaths on the rise in Illinois and throughout the country, Governor Bruce Rauner has announced today as Traffic Fatality Awareness Day in Illinois. The proclamation was announced by the Illinois Department of Transportation and several other partners. IDOT Secretary Randy Blankenhorn says the solution to fatalities is drivers making better decisions.
Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls that looks to empower and promote compassion, courage, confidence, character, leadership, entrepreneurship, and active citizenship through activities. In doing these different tasks members of the group can earn badges for their accomplishments, and it's been announced there are up to 30 new badges for the scouts to earn.
Mary Anderson is the Manager of Marketing and Development for Girl Scouts Council in Central Illinois. She adds other badges also include engineering, astronomy, and much more. Giving the girls in the organization a wide range of learning and growing opportunities is the main focus of the group.
She adds that a response from Caulkins might be anticipated in early September.
Rauner wants Illinois youth to weigh in on the building's name...
MOST OF THE CALLERS HAVE EITHER BEEN SOMEONE THAT IS ADDICTED TO OPIATES OR ARE CONCERNED ABOUT A FAMILY MEMBER. ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES’ DANIELLE KIRBY SAYS TRAINED SPECIALISTS ANSWER QUESTIONS AND DISCUSS TREATMENT OPTIONS, AND NOW OFFER FOLLOW-UP CALLS.
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has signed House Bill 4589—aimed at leveling the playing field for smaller banks when it comes to audits. Now, instead of financial institutions paying extra money to have an audit every 12 months, smaller banks will only need the work done every 18 months. Steve McIntyre, the residential real estate lender at the First Savanna Savings Bank, says that customers of smaller banks like his, will see a difference sooner rather than later...
College students have been leaving the state at higher and higher numbers over the past few years. One reason has been grant programs that were in doubt during the years when the state didn’t have a budget. Republican Governor Bruce Rauner signed a bill to ease concerns about MAP grants being granted year by year.
Much of Illinois could use a good mid-August rain and that’s a good possibility over the next couple of days says agriculture meteorologist Dan Hicks with Freese Notis Weather.
CONSERVATION WORLD IS A 30 ACRE PARK WITH PONDS, GRASS AND SHADE TREES. STATE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES DIRECTOR WAYNE ROSENTHAL SAYS SOME OF THE STATE’S BEST SPORT FISH CAN BE SEEN IN A NEW AQUARIUM.
Over the summer faculty and staff participated in a workshop explaining the Restorative Practices program. Maxwell says this program is to promote positivity and healthy relationships within the school and the community.
THE CADETS MADE IT THROUGH A GRUELING 25 WEEK PROGRAM IN SPRINGFIELD…THAT INCLUDED PHYSICAL CHALLENGES…CLASSROOM WORK AND VEHICLE AND FIREARMS TRAINING. STATE POLICE DIRECTOR LEO SCHMITZ TOLD THE GRADUATING CLASS THEY MADE AN EXCELLENT CHOICE.
It's rabid bat counting season and that job belongs to state veterinarian Dr. Connie Austin with the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan has announced a lawsuit against H&M Trucking Co. in Clinton for a diesel fuel spill that contaminated a pond and nearby creek.
The AG's office filed a lawsuit in Dewitt County Circuit Court against the trucking company, which specializes in transporting food products. The lawsuit alleges that approximately 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel were spilled at H&M's trucking terminal located at 6287 Sky Rd according to AG spokesperson Annie Thompson.
Along with the lawsuit, Madigan also filed a motion for a preliminary injunction requiring H&M to clean up the contaminated areas and prepare a report detailing the cause and extent fo the diesel leak. H&M has hired an environmental consultant to help evaluate the contamination and oversee emergency cleanup while the litigation is ongoing.
Illinois State Senator Paul Schimpf praising Bruce Rauner after the Governor signs legislation to make it easier for Illinois high school seniors to go to college in-state. Schimpf is on the higher education committee. He says for his district to do well, the state’s colleges and universities have to do well.
A Chicago filmmaker still gets the same question today. How did Rita Crundwell embezzle $53.7 million from Dixon, Illinois and who’s to blame? Kelly Richmond Pope attempts to answer in her documentary All the Queen’s Horses.
The city of Chicago is dealing with a rash of violence that saw nearly 70 people shot this past weekend. But Republican Governor Bruce Rauner says that sending in troops to help police the streets is not an option.
Another speaker will look at the topic of "Family Love Letters."
The Illinois Department of Transportation is in search of proposals through the Safe Routes to School program for projects that help children walk and bike to school says coordinator of the program John Paris.
A $12-billion USDA aid package implemented by President Donald Trump is intended to help farmers deal with the fallout of an escalating trade war with foreign countries - in particular, China. Republican backlash is growing, but one that supports the move is Illinois Congressman Mike Bost from Murphysboro. Since the trade war began, overseas sales of agricultural products have suffered, cutting deep into farmers’ already-slim profit margins. Bost says he believes the market will eventually level out.
Veterans in Illinois who are suffering a physical or mental health condition are now added to an alert system that notifies law enforcement and the public when a person goes missing. State Representative Dan Swanson of Alpha sponsored the legislation, which has been signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner.
The DeWitt County State's Attorney Office is investigating an alleged video that shows a dog being abused by a woman on social media.
The video shows a woman who allegedly puts a Husky on the ground and yells at the dog before hitting it.
A DeWitt County Sheriffs Office post on social media said, "We want to add that we determined the dog depicted in the video is no longer in the care of the woman depicted in the video. Our investigation has been completed. The evidence has been forwarded to the DeWitt County State's Attorneys Office for further action.
The video has been deleted from social media.
The second and third conditions that can cause issues include HPV and Pancreatic Cancer.
If you love parades, you can double your pleasure in the coming days. In addition to next week's State Fair Twilight Parade, Springfield is gearing up for a parade soaked in history. A parade Saturday evening will be a re-enactment of the 1860 parade supporting favorite son Abraham Lincoln's run for the presidency. The Lincoln Wide Awake Parade will begin at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site and move on to the Old State Capitol. Spectators can join reenactors in the march, just like the Lincoln supporters known as the Wide Awakes did in the mid 19th century. The event is one in a series of activities tied to the Illinois Bicentennial.
The Illinois Innocence Project is taking issue with Gov. Bruce Rauner's use of his veto pen. Rauner rejected legislation designed to combat false testimony from jailhouse informants. The legislation added new safeguards, including requiring a hearing be held to determine whether an informant is reliable. Prosecutors would also have to inform defense attorneys if deals were cut to obtain the information. Jailhouse informants often testify in hopes of gaining leniency for their own crimes. The Innocence Project says that incentive to testify often leads to unreliable witnesses offering false testimony.
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