Gov. Pritzker promises universal home visits to support eligible families by 2025

INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE governor’s office SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 22, 2020) – Joined by leading advocates for early childhood education and care, Governor JB Pritzker announced a plan to reach universal home visits for eligible families in Illinois by 2025. “Home visitation supports parents in their all-important role as their child’s first teacher and I’m … Read more

State Fire Marshal honors community risk reduction week

Goal to reduce occurrence and impact of emergency events INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE office of the Illinois state fire marshal Springfield, Ill. (January 22, 2020) – Community Risk Reduction (CRR) is a data-driven process to identify and prioritize local risks, followed by the integrated and strategic investment of resources to reduce their occurrence and impact. … Read more

Illinois Housing Development Authority expands housing options for vulnerable populations

State Investment will create or preserve 172 units of affordable housing with supportive services information provided by the Illinois Housing Development Authority CHICAGO, Ill. (January 21, 2020) – The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) Board of Directors approved $42,251,973 in funding to create or restore 172 units of permanent supportive housing in nine communities across … Read more

2020 Roundball Classic begins Thursday, February 6

Memorial Junior High School to host five-team tournament by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 22, 2020) – The 11th annual Roundball Classic will return to Memorial Junior High School (2721 Ridge Road) on the first Thursday in February, with Game 1 (Reavis v. Lansing Christian) beginning at 6:00pm and Game 2 (Coolidge v. Heritage) beginning … Read more

Mayor Eidam breaks ground in Bloom Township

by Melanie Jongsma CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (January 18, 2020) – Earlier this week, Mayor Patty Eidam participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Bloom Township Highway Department building. Bloom Township Highway Commissioner Joseph Stanfa explained that the old facility is located on the site of an old Nicor gas plant. Toxins had leaked into … Read more

IDFPR issues permit to organize First Women’s Bank

information provided by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 17, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Banking, has issued a permit to organize a state-chartered bank to FWBank, which will do business as First Women’s Bank. This is the first permit to organize issued … Read more

State Fire Marshal opens applications for small equipment grant program

Applications must be postmarked before February 30th, 2020 Information provided by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 13, 2020) – The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) announced the application period is open for the Small Equipment Grant Program. All interested departments should send an application to OSFM no … Read more