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Category: State of Illinois

JB Pritzker Signs Controversial Gun Dealer Licensing Bill – Rauner Would Have Vetoed

By Sarah Hanviriyapunt Sen. Anderson: Gun dealer licensing bill detrimental to law-abiding dealers New regulations will not prevent crimes Springfield – State Senator Neil Anderson releases the below statement regarding Governor J.B. Pritzker’s decision to sign Senate Bill 337 into law. SB 337 is a controversial gun dealer licensing bill that was passed during the 100th General Assembly, but held for seven months by the sponsor under a procedural motion. “The State of Illinois has more gun regulations than just about any other state, and now we’re adding even more,” said Sen. Anderson. “This new law will be detrimental to...

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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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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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Freeport, Sterling and Rock Falls Veterans Part of IDVA’s “Bicentennial Honor 200” Recipients

Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Illinois Bicentennial Office announce ‘Honor 200’ Recipients Honor 200 Illinois Veterans on December 3, 2018 SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Illinois Bicentennial Office announced the recipients of Bicentennial HONOR 200 today, honoring the work of 200 veterans who continue to make extraordinary contributions to the people of Illinois. Gary Eisenhower, Sr. and Maryna Misiewicz, of Freeport; Raymond E. Torres of Sterling; and John Espinosa of Rock Falls were all named as some of the men and women who continue to serve their communities, even after leaving...

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Mon 21

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

January 21 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 21

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

January 21 @ 7:00 pm
Mon 21

Savanna Alcoholics Anonymous meets

January 21 @ 8:00 pm
Mon 28

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

January 28 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 28

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

January 28 @ 7:00 pm

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