Stamping out breast cancer

USPS makes Breast Cancer Research fundraising stamps available information provided by the United States Post Office BEDFORD PARK, Ill. (October 15, 2018) — Post Offices in Lansing and nationwide will be supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month in October through sales of the Breast Cancer Research stamp, a semi-postal stamp issued to help raise funds for … Read more

State Fire Marshal recognizes National Fire Prevention Week

Springfield, Ill. (October 9, 2018) – Governor Bruce Rauner has proclaimed October 7-13 Fire Prevention Week in Illinois. It coincides with National Fire Prevention Week and commemorates the Great Chicago Fire that caused devastating damage and killed more than 250 people in 1871. This year, National Fire Prevention Week’s theme is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be … Read more

Presidential Alert scheduled to test nation’s Emergency Warning System

October 3, 2018: first-ever joint test of the Wireless Emergency Alert System, Emergency Alert System information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (September 29, 2018) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plan to conduction a first-of-its-kind test of the nation’s emergency communications infrastructure via a … Read more

IDPH recommends, ‘Get vaccinated now, before flu season begins’

Nasal spray a recommended option for 2018–2019 flu season SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (September 24, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommends everyone six months and older be vaccinated as flu vaccines become available within a community. The nasal spray flu vaccine is once again a recommended option. During the past two flu seasons, … Read more

Tickborne Heartland Virus case In Illinois

Illinois Department of Public Health urges caution even as autumn approaches information provided by IDPH SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (September 23, 2018) – A Kankakee resident recently tested positive for Heartland Virus, the first reported case in Illinois. Reported cases of Heartland Virus disease are relatively rare. Likely spread by the Lone Star tick, more than 30 … Read more

September 16–22 was National Farm Safety and Health Week

information provided by the Illinois Department of Agriculture SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (September 22, 2018) – Each year since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week. Governor Rauner once again proclaimed National Farm Safety and Health Week in Illinois for September 16-22, 2018, with the theme “Cultivating the … Read more

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

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