Lansing Business Women’s Association tries spring flower fundraiser

Partners with Big John’s to benefit the Lansing community by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (May 15, 2019) – The Lansing Business Women’s Association (LBWA) is trying a new way to raise funds this year. They are working with Big John’s Farm Market and Greenhouse in Chicago Heights to make flowers available through a mutually beneficial … Read more

Innovative solutions contest at IDOT highlights creative ideas, inventions

Adjustable asphalt screed, DRIVE new employee program among winners Information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 8, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Transportation is once again recognizing the ingenuity and MacGyver-like skills of its employees in the second annual Innovative Ideas Contest, a statewide initiative that encourages creativity and teamwork … Read more

South Suburban College’s adult volunteer literacy program offers free services and seeks volunteer tutors

Information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (April 30, 2019) – South Suburban College is currently seeking tutors and participants for the Adult Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program. The program is structured to train volunteers to become one-on-one tutors for adults in need of basic literacy skills. Instruction in basic literacy includes the development … Read more

Governor Pritzker announces new funding for program to support minority-owned businesses

Information provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity CHICAGO, Ill. (May 7, 2019) – The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Office of Minority Economic Empowerment posted two Notification of Funding Opportunities on May 7 for a total of $15 million to provide minority-owned businesses with resources to help create jobs, build … Read more

Historic site Lincoln’s New Salem to host Open House May 18

Free event celebrates 1919 conveyance of property information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources PETERSBURG, Ill. (May 13, 2019) – New Salem State Historic Site will host a public open house event Saturday, May 18, to celebrate the centennial of the state’s acquisition of New Salem, Abraham Lincoln’s home from 1831–1837. The event … Read more

Illinois Department of Natural Resources seeking applicants for Illinois Conservation Police

Information provided the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 30, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is seeking applicants for the position of Conservation Police Officer Trainee. The Department is beginning the selection process with the written exam to be administered June 3, 2019 to June 6, 2019, and June … Read more