Governor Pritzker takes steps to assist farmers hurt by record rainfall and flooding

information provided by the Illinois Department of Agriculture SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (June 23, 2019) – With near-record flooding and a serious delay in the planting season, Governor JB Pritzker has convened appropriate members of his cabinet to ensure that Illinois farmers can access all available state resources, including pooling efforts and resources between the Illinois Department … Read more

Village Board considers Off Track Betting as a revenue source in north Lansing

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (June 20, 2019) – “Entertainment, hospitality, restaurants—those are ‘in,’” explained Administrator Dan Podgorski to the Village Board at the Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, June 18. He was asking Trustees to consider a proposal from Dave Hoffman and Terence Dunleavy of Hawthorne Race Course Inc. “We are a … Read more

Planting Possibilities to host Friendship Garden Tea in Hammond

information provided by Planting Possibilities HAMMOND, Ind. (April 5, 2019) – Planting Possibilities, a nonprofit providing opportunities for adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities, and Denyse Buck, formerly of Serenitea Tea Room, will team up to host their second annual Friendship Garden Tea. The tea party will be held May 5, 2:00pm–4:00pm, … Read more

April SNAP benefits to be issued between April 1 and 10 for all SNAP recipients

Early issuance to reduce time between March and April benefits information provided by the Illinois Department of Human Services CHICAGO, Ill. (March 28, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced on Tuesday that April Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will be issued early to some Illinois customers. April SNAP benefits will … Read more

USDA measuring nutrient management practices of Illinois farmers

Surveys mailed last month information provided by the United States Department of Agriculture SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 5, 2019) – Farmers should expect a survey in the mail soon, as the United States Department of Agriculture works to measure nutrient management practices. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is conducting a survey of Illinois farmers … Read more