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Category: Illinois Government

Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Hosts 77th Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) hosted a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony at the Springfield Elks Lodge #158 (Lake Springfield), in Springfield today. The ceremony honored all Pearl Harbor survivors and paid tribute to the more than 2,400 Americans who lost their lives. “Today we come together to honor the brave men and women who gave their all during the attack in Pearl Harbor,” said IDVA Director Stephen Curda, Ph.D. “We pray that the families who lost members at Pearl Harbor find comfort in knowing that their loved ones are heroes.   They will be remembered...

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Gov. Rauner Declares Christian County Disaster Area

Featured Image (Above): A funnel cloud is spotted in Beardstown, Illinois, on Saturday. (AccuWeather photo/Blake Naftel, https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/photos-tornado-outbreak-strikes-illinois-on-1st-day-of-december/70006778, December 1, 2018) Declaration enables access to state emergency and recovery services SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner today declared Christian County a state disaster area after severe storms and tornadoes ripped across Illinois. More than 20 people were injured in the storm and hundreds of structures were damaged or destroyed. “After seeing the destruction first-hand, we are extremely fortunate that no lives were lost in this storm,” Rauner said. “Our hearts and thoughts go out to those impacted.  The State is providing...

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Election Results Surprise Some in Carroll County

Carroll County Votes Republican 60% of the Time Every single state office that was up for election went to Republicans, in Carroll County. The state as a whole did not go Republican. In fact, every single state office is now held by Democrats, including JB Pritzer, multi-billionaire from Chicago and Kwame Raoul. Raoul was previously appointed to fill the Illinois Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama in the 13th District, upon Obama’s election to the U.S. Senate. Both politicians sailed to easy wins. In the districts affecting Carroll County, Republicans won with mostly large margins, in all except the heavily...

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Get Out and VOTE! Early Voting in Illinois Has Surpassed 2014, Voter Registrations Up From 2016

October 31, 2018 SPRINGFIELD – Early voting for the Nov. 6 midterm election has surpassed the number of early votes cast in the 2014 midterm and could reach the total cast in the 2016 election, according to data from the Illinois State Board of Elections. Nearly 840,000 votes have been cast across the state as of late Wednesday afternoon, with five days of early voting remaining. The current early vote count surpasses the 791,000 total early votes cast in the 2014 election and is well above the 636,000 early votes cast at this point in the 2014 election cycle....

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November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month [Video]

Preparedness is key to surviving Illinois winters SPRINGFIELD, IL – The official start of winter is still nearly two months away but much of the state has already experienced its first frost and, in some areas, its first snowfall. This sets the stage for a potentially long winter so the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is recommending people start taking steps to ensure they’re prepared to stay safe and warm throughout the winter months. Driving on snow or ice-covered roads can be extremely hazardous. Before starting a trip when the weather is bad, be sure to check road conditions...

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Mon 17

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

December 17 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 17

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

December 17 @ 7:00 pm
Mon 17

Savanna Alcoholics Anonymous meets

December 17 @ 8:00 pm
Thu 20

Vintage 405

December 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Mon 24

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

December 24 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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