IEMA encourages families to prepare for extreme heat, severe weather this summer

National Lightning Safety Awareness Week is June 24–30 information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (June 5, 2018) – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is reminding Illinois residents that with the right tools and a little preparation, summertime can be safe, fun, and relaxing. Precautions against extreme heat Each year in the … Read more

State Representative Marcus Evans speaks at South Suburban College’s 90th commencement ceremony

information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, IL– South Suburban College hosted its 90th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 20, 2018. This year’s Commencement Speaker was Marcus C. Evans, Jr., State Representative for the 33rd District, which covers parts of Chatham, South Deering, Avalon Park, Burnside, Calumet Heights, South Chicago, Burnham, Calumet City, Lansing, … Read more

High School Equivalency students honored at SSC graduation ceremony

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (June 5, 2018) – South Suburban College honored 91 HSE (High School Equivalency) graduates at a ceremony on Friday, May 18, in the college’s Performing Arts Center. SSC Board of Trustees Chairman Frank M. Zuccarelli presented the graduates with their HSE Certificates. Zuccarelli spoke at the event, along with Thaddeus Jones, Representative … Read more

Congresswoman Robin Kelly leads Chicago Delegation Members in letter opposing decision by Chicago Bears, NFL

Delegation claims double standard: “No fine to teams of players who engage in domestic violence and other crimes” information provided by the Office of Congresswoman Robin Kelly WASHINGTON, DC (May 30, 2018) – U.S. Representative Robin Kelly, along with U.S. Representatives Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Congressmen Bobby Rush (IL-01) and Danny Davis (IL-03), sent a … Read more

IDPH reports first mosquitoes to test positive For West Nile Virus

No human cases reported so far this year information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 30, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) confirmed today the first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile virus in Illinois for 2018. North Shore Mosquito Abatement District staff collected the positive … Read more

Strategic roadside mowing to conserve monarchs, pollinator species begins successful second year


Adjustment by IDOT aims to re-establish food source for official state insect, other species information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (June 1, 2018) — As concerns for declining pollinator species continue to buzz throughout the country, the Illinois Department of Transportation is reminding the public of a change in mowing operations … Read more