Free smoke alarms part of ‘Be Alarmed!’ program

OSFM and IFSA will work jointly to provide smoke alarms and fire prevention education across Illinois information provided by the Office of the State Fire Marshal SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 2, 2018) – The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) and the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA) today launched ‘Be Alarmed!’—a joint smoke alarm installation … Read more

IEMA encourages residents to ‘Resolve to be Ready’ in 2018

Preparedness and safety topics to be highlighted each month information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 29, 2017) – Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, blizzards, and other disasters across the U.S. in 2017 highlighted the importance of being prepared for all types of emergencies. As the New Year begins, the Illinois Emergency Management … Read more

Grateful and committed

The Lansing Journal

New Year’s thoughts from The Lansing Journal LANSING, Ill. (December 31, 2017) – This is the 222nd article we have posted since launching this community newspaper in early September 2017. In the process of researching and writing all those stories, we’ve learned new things and built new relationships. We’ve had the opportunity to share stories … Read more

Illinois employment info

Manufacturing and construction see gains; government and finance see declines; thousands of jobs posted to IllinoisJoblink.com information provided by the Illinois Department of Employment Security CHICAGO, Ill. (December 21, 2017) – In November, the three industry sectors with the largest gains in employment were: Professional and Business Services (+6,300) Manufacturing (+2,200) Construction (+2,100) The three … Read more

Ring in the New Year Safely: Keep the Celebration off the Road

Impaired driving and seat belt patrols planned for New Year’s weekend information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 28, 2017) – The Illinois Department of Transportation, along with state and local law enforcement, wants to ring in 2018 with zero alcohol- and drug-related crashes on Illinois roads. As part of the … Read more

Taltree Arboretum and Purdue University Northwest announce partnership

Purdue will assume operations of Taltree Arboretum & Gardens in early 2018 Information provided by Purdue University Northwest VALPARAISO, Ind. (December 20, 2017) – Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Foundation’s Board of Directors; Damien and Rita Gabis (founders of Taltree); and Purdue University Northwest today announced a unique partnership. The Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Foundation and … Read more

Bookmark ‘Getting Around Illinois’ for latest winter road conditions

Responsive, mobile-friendly IDOT site keeps travelers informed information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 20, 2017) – As the official start of winter approaches, the Illinois Department of Transportation reminds travelers to visit and bookmark the newly redesigned GettingAroundIllinois.com for continually updated information on road conditions. “The new-and-improved GettingAroundIllinois.com is a … Read more

Holidays and pets

Top tips and expert advice information provided by North Central Veterinary Emergency Center Holiday decorations Many festive decorations such as garlands, ribbons, strings of lights, tinsel, and wrapping paper ​may seem like toys to pets, but they can be dangerous if pets chew on or swallow them. Many holiday plants are toxic to cats and … Read more