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OSF Healthcare now allowed to care for advanced life support of patients in Streator

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the department of the Illinois state government sanctioned to help prevent disease and injury and regulate medical practitioners, has given its official approval for the OSF HealthCare Freestanding Emergency Center to handle increased Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance traffic. As of 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, OSF HealthCare Center for Health – Streator will greatly expand the acceptance of ALS transfers.

IDNR Urges Safety During Deer Hunting Season

IDNR is making it a top priority to ensure safety during the upcoming deer season’s first firearm hunting weekend of Nov. 17-19.

Legislation Addressing Sexual Harassment Signed Into Law

On Nov. 16, the Governor signed legislation introduced in response to recent allegations of sexual harassment in and around the Statehouse. House Bill 137 will give the Legislative Inspector General power to investigate all complaints submitted during the last three years.

The Middle East Conflict Wall Memorial in Marseilles launches challenge in remembrance of fallen heroes

The ILMFR, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to honoring our fallen and supporting veteran organizations and Gold Star families, launches the “30 Seconds for 30 Days” challenge to honor the over 7,000 fallen soldiers whose names are engraved upon the granite of The Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial, located in Marseilles.

Route 6 in LaSalle County would be named in honor of Kaszynski brothers under legislation passed by Rezin in Senate

Route 6 from Mary Street in Spring Valley to Harrison Street in Peru would be known as the "Kaszynski Brothers Memorial Highway" under legislation sponsored by State Sen. Sue Rezin and passed by the Senate Nov. 9.

Harvest emergency declared

In an attempt to assist farmers and grain handlers who are dealing with the fallout of rain-related delays, Gov. Bruce Rauner declared a harvest emergency over the weekend.

Nominate an Illinois Veteran

With Veterans Day approaching, the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Illinois Bicentennial Committee announced their HONOR 200 campaign. They are seeking to honor 200 veterans from across the state, whose sacrifices go above and beyond the call of duty.

Measures pass targeting sexual harassment

The Illinois General Assembly moved quickly this week to pass legislation in response to recent allegations of sexual harassment in and around the Statehouse.

Special Legislative Inspector General Appointed

Recent calls for the appointment and confirmation of a Legislative Inspector General came to fruition over the weekend as the Legislative Ethics Commission approved the appointment of Julie B. Porter to serve as the Special Legislative Inspector General.

Morris and Yorkville students chosen as winners in Rezin’s Veterans Day Essay Contest

An eighth-grade student from Immaculate Conception School in Morris and seventh-grade student from Yorkville were chosen as the winners of State Sen. Sue Rezin’s (R-Morris) Veterans Day Essay Contest.

At invitation of Rezin, Governor cuts ribbon on new General Mills distribution center in Wilmington

Gov. Bruce Rauner joined Sen. Rezin and area officials at a ribbon cutting to open a new 1.5 million-square-foot distribution center for General Mills. The facility, located at the rapidly developing RidgePort Logistics Center in Wilmington, could employ up to 150 people when it is fully operational.

Rauner declares harvest emergency, built off law supported by Rezin

A law supported by Sen. Rezin this summer is coming in handy this fall, after many farmers have had a difficult harvest season. Gov. Bruce Rauner declared a statewide harvest emergency to assist farmers and grain handlers who are grappling with the fallout of rain-related delays.

Final week of Veto Session begins next week

State lawmakers return to Springfield Nov. 7 for the final week of the fall veto session. Issues that could come up during the scheduled three-day session include...

Legislation helps municipalities save money when filing audits

Municipalities could file their annual audit with the Comptroller’s Office using a far easier method, saving them time and taxpayer dollars, under legislation filed at the Statehouse.

Creative? State Police want your design for new logo

The Illinois State Police (ISP) is asking all creative artists to design a logo to celebrate the ISP’s 100th anniversary in 2022. Contestants can submit up to three designs with the top three logo design winners all receiving cash prizes.