Illinois prepared to assist states impacted by Hurricane Florence

Ten Army National Guard soldiers deploy to North Carolina information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (September 14, 2018) – Governor Bruce Rauner announced yesterday that Illinois is prepared to provide personnel and other support to states that may be impacted by Hurricane Florence. Ten Illinois Army National Guard soldiers and two … Read more

Gov. Rauner proclaims September Preparedness Month in Illinois

Cites importance of simple planning, lifesaving skills to prepare for unexpected information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (September 6, 2018) — Governor Bruce Rauner today proclaimed September Preparedness Month in Illinois during closing ceremonies of the 2018 Illinois Emergency Management Agency Training Summit in Springfield, where the governor greeted a crowd … Read more

First human West Nile virus death in Illinois confirmed for 2018

information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (September 2, 2018) – On August 29, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) confirmed the first human West Nile virus-related death in Illinois for 2018. A LaSalle County resident who became ill during the first part of August and tested positive for West … Read more

Rest area wrecks show human toll of fatal crashes in Illinois

information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 27, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Transportation is displaying crashed vehicles at rest areas as a powerful reminder of the human toll that traffic deaths are having on our state. “A fatal crash is much more than just a statistic. It means someone’s … Read more

Lansing Loan Closet moves to Trinity Lutheran School building

Lansing Loan Closet

Crutches, canes, walkers, and more—available for free use by Lansing residents by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (August 22, 2018) – For 60 years the Lansing Loan Closet has been a valued community program that loans Lansing residents gently used home medical equipment—such as crutches, wheelchairs, and walkers—on a temporary basis and totally free of charge. … Read more

Governor Rauner signs bill to expand seniors’ access to high-speed internet

Broadband Advisory Council formed to ensure access for health, work, and convenience reasons information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 14, 2018) — Governor Bruce Rauner signed a bill today to increase Illinois seniors’ access to high-speed internet. House Bill 5752 creates the Broadband Advisory Council to explore ways to expand … Read more

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