Gov. Pritzker signs SB 337, requiring state certification for gun dealers

information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (January 17, 2019) — Surrounded by gun violence survivors, prevention advocates, community leaders, and elected officials who have worked for years to require licenses for gun dealers, Governor JB Pritzker signed SB 337 to combat the scourge of illegal gun trafficking, making Illinois the 16th … Read more

Sure to be a hit: Winterhoff Park gets music-themed addition

by Ashlee De Wit LANSING, Ill. (January 18, 2019) – If new park equipment is music to your ears, you will love the recent addition to Lansing’s Winterhoff Park. A xylophone, drums, and chimes have been installed next to the playground equipment in a feature called “Symphony at Winterhoff Park.” The Lan-Oak Park District decided … Read more

Governor Pritzker signs ‘Back to Basics’ first executive order

EO 2019-01 ensures compliance with state statutes, transparency laws, and data publishing requirements information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 19, 2019) – In his first official act as the 43rd governor of Illinois, Governor JB Pritzker signed his first executive order at 1:00pm on January 15 to usher in a … Read more

126 TF South students achieve perfect attendance in first semester

information provided by TF South High School LANSING, Ill. (January 2018) – The names below are listed alphabetically within their grade level. Freshmen Ishtijab Abdulai Adedamola Adeoye Javier Alcantar Mirella Arroyo Samuel Babalola Isaiah Baez-Isom Aniya Barton Teresa Beltran Paris Brown Kaylan Brown Kaliyah Caples Alan Carr Sydnie Clark Destini Davis Chyna Derrick Christo Ekimov … Read more

TF South to offer baseball clinic to ‘Future Rebels’

Saturday, March 2, 3:00–6:00pm by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 18, 2019) – “With the baseball season quickly approaching, I would like to invite you to TF South for the Future Rebel Baseball Clinic,” begins a letter from Matt Tiffy to prospective TF South ball players. The clinic offers players as young as six years … Read more

Another round of cold, snow predicted for northern and central Illinois

The time to prepare is now, says IEMA information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 17, 2019) – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is encouraging all Illinoisans to prepare today for another blast of winter weather. The National Weather Service is forecasting accumulating snow for northern and central Illinois, followed … Read more

Pritzker Administration adds Sol Flores as Deputy Governor, announces three agency heads

information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 17, 2019) – Today, Governor JB Pritzker made the following personnel announcements in his administration: Sol Flores will serve as Deputy Governor. Flores is the founding Executive Director of La Casa Norte, a non-profit organization established in 2002 that has served more than 30,000 … Read more

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