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Are you Sure that Your Elderly Loved Ones in Care Facilities are Safe? Check this List of Nursing Home Violations

Nursing Home Violations for Second Quarter 2018 SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the 2018 Second Quarterly Report of Nursing Home Violators is now posted on IDPH’s website.  The report contains additional information about the violations. The facilities listed below were cited with type “AA” or “A” violations of the Nursing Home Care Act and processed between April-June 2018.  An “AA” violation is cited when there is a condition or occurrence at the facility that proximately caused a resident’s death.  An “A” violation pertains to a condition in which there is a substantial probability...

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Check out the Newly Renovated Illinois Governor’s Mansion Here!

July 14, 2018, Springfield, Illinois — Governor Bruce Rauner and First Lady Diana Rauner welcomed guests and visitors today at the grand reopening of the Illinois Governor’s Mansion on East Jackson Street in Springfield. http://multimedia.illinois.gov/ioci_vid/Archive/2018/WebpageOnly/GOV/071418-MansionReopening/071418-MansionReopening.mp4 (Video and photo retrieved...

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Governor Rauner Vetoes SB 2368

Stops manipulation of local government balance of power GRANITE CITY (July 17, 2018) — Gov. Bruce Rauner today vetoed Senate Bill 2368, saying it was a politically motivated attempt to undercut the good work of the Metro East Sanitary District (MESD) Board of Commissioners. The sanitary district provides flood protection and sewer services within numerous communities near the Mississippi River in Madison and St. Clair counties. The bill, passed by both Houses in May, would in effect replace a current Madison County-based commissioner with the mayor of Granite City and oust the sanitary district’s executive director. Rauner called the...

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Ivan W. Pieper

Ivan W. Pieper — September 24, 1931 – July 16, 2018 He was born on the farm and died on the farm, but that didn’t mean he never left.  Ivan W. Pieper was born September 24, 1931 on the family farm in rural Pearl City.  He was the son of Alvin and Lucille (Schlafer) Pieper. He died there on July 16, 2018. Ivan graduated from Pearl City High School in 1949.  He was a FFA Star Farmer and American Farmer.  He married Darlene Kahly on August 10, 1957.  She died on January 16, 2017. Ivan began farming in High School...

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Illinois State Fire Marshal Announces $2.2 million in Grants for Fire Safety

SPRINGFIELD — The office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal and Gov. Bruce Rauner today announced the recipients of the Small Firefighting and Ambulance Service Equipment Grant Program, also known as the Small Equipment Grant Program. One hundred fire departments and nonprofit ambulance services across the state received grants for the purchase of safety equipment, protective clothing, breathing apparatus and other needed tools. The money for this grant comes from the Fire Prevention Fund. The grants total $2.2 million, with each recipient receiving up to $26,000. Rauner congratulated the chiefs in attendance for the grant announcement and recognized the...

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Mon 23

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

July 23 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 23

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

July 23 @ 7:00 pm
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Mon 30

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

July 30 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

July 30 @ 7:00 pm

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