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Month: May 2018

Gov. Rauner urges Illinois to ‘Start Seeing Motorcycles’

Annual safety campaign calls on public to remain alert during riding season Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD (May 2, 2018) – With winter finally in the rear-view mirror, Gov. Bruce Rauner is encouraging all drivers and motorcycle enthusiasts to be extra cautious as more bikes start hitting the roads. Rauner joined motorcycle safety advocates and officials from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today to kick off Motorcycle Awareness Month and IDOTs annual Start Seeing Motorcycles Campaign. “I’m an avid rider myself,” Rauner said, “I know how important it is for all of us...

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Senate Passes Legislation Legalizing CBD Oil

Sen. Neil Anderson’s Bill Recognizes CBD Oil For Its Positive Therapeutic Effects; Growing Industrial Hemp Also Approved RiverReader.org Staff Report SPRINGFIELD — Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD oil, would become legal in Illinois, under legislation sponsored by State Sen. Neil Anderson and passed unanimously by the Senate April 25. The oil is becoming more popular in helping people manage pain and epileptic seizures. “CBD oil has been proven to help with a lot of different ailments,” Anderson said. “It’s extracted from the male hemp plant – not the female plant. The female plant has high amounts of THC, the...

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West Carroll Senior Awarded Nursing Scholarship

Scholarship for nursing awarded to Caitelynne Brashaw, of Thomson Caitelynne Brashaw, a 17 year old senior at West Carroll High School, was recently awarded the Geraldine Mach Brookhaus scholarship for nursing, at West Carroll’s Scholarship Night, held Wednesday, May 3. Congratulations to Caitelynne on this outstanding achievement! The folks at RiverReader send our best wishes to you on a successful college...

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Illinois House Approves 2 McCombie Co-Sponsored Initiatives

HB 5749 increases farm truck weight limits and HB 4771 provides critical consumer protections to the long-term care application process RiverReader.org Staff report Springfield, IL – Rep. McCombie’s co-sponsored initiatives, HB 5749, increases farm truck weight limits and HB 4771, provides critical consumer protections to the long-term care application process, both passed nearly unanimously with broad bipartisan support. House Bill 5749 (Phelps Finnie-118) increases haul weight by 10 percent for farm trucks. This change is needed to reduce competitive disadvantages for farmers hauling harvests to storage silos in Illinois. Surrounding states have higher weight limits and this bill will...

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Preston Commits to Kishwaukee

Shelbie Preston, a senior at Eastland High School and member of the volleyball team, with her parents Scott and Dawn Preston of Lanark, as she commits to play volleyball for the Kishwaukee College Kougars on Wednesday, May 2. Shelbie said she has been playing volleyball since she was 10 years old, and looks forward to the challenge of developing a winning program at Kishwaukee. Kishwaukee College, located in Malta, is a member of the NJCAA, and competes in the Arrowhead Athletic Conference, and Region IV of the NJCAA. The college strives to develop student athletes to pursue excellence intellectually,...

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