The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal announced the application period for the Small Equipment Grant Program is now open to eligible fire departments, fire protection districts, township fire departments, and not-for-profit ambulance services. In an effort to address the financial hardships many fire departments […]
Low-income Illinois families can soon begin to apply to receive financial assistance for natural gas, propane, and electricity bills through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The application period begins Monday, October 2, 2023, under a tiered system, allowing priority groups the first chance to […]
Illinois Senate Republican Leader John Curran (R-Downers Grove) released the following statement in response to multiple media reports that Esmeralda Aguilar was released to the public under the new cashless bail implementation despite four felony charges of aggravated battery to a peace officer. “Reports that on the very first day […]
According to the Illinois Department of Agriculture, the 2023 Illinois State Fair in Springfield saw more than 700,000 attendees during the 11-day event, which the Department says sets the new record. The Department also announced the Fair had the second highest number of Grandstand tickets sold […]
National Farm Safety and Health Week begins September 17, and the Illinois State Police (ISP) is reminding motorists and farmers about traffic safety during the fall harvest season, which typically begins in early September and can last into November. As farmers are traveling between fields, ISP […]
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) wants to know more about outstanding educators, administrators, or school professionals. ISBE will be accepting applications until Oct. 15 for the 2024 Those Who Excel & Teacher of the Year Awards. Awards are presented in seven categories: classroom teachers, early […]
September 10-16 is National Suicide Prevention Week, and individuals in crisis can now call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at any time to connect with a trained crisis counselor. As of July 16, 2022, all calls and text messages to “988” route to […]
Illinois’ SAFE-T Act has been highly criticized by the public, law enforcement, and state’s attorneys since it was forced through the Legislature on the final day of the 2021 lame-duck session. The “no cash bail” provisions of the law are set to take effect statewide on […]
Illinois Senate Republican Leader John Curran (R-Downers Grove) released the following statement on Saving Illinois Tax Credit Scholarships “All Illinois children, regardless of their parents’ bank accounts or connections, deserve access to the best quality education possible to fit their individual needs. This access has been […]
Illinois homeowners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic seeking financial mortgage assistance have until Oct. 31 to apply for a grant through the Illinois Homeowner Assistance Fund (ILHAF). ILHAF is a federally funded program dedicated to assisting homeowners at risk of default, foreclosure, or displacement because of […]