Illinois Department of Labor releases top 5 safety violations for Illinois fire departments

information provided by the Illinois Department of Labor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (October 19, 2019) – Worker safety is the primary mission of the Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a division of the Illinois Department of Labor. Documenting dangers is one way to avoid them in the future. With that in mind, Illinois OSHA released … Read more

Gov. Pritzker, lawmakers push legislation to lower insulin costs in Illinois

information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (October 15, 2019) — Governor JB Pritzker joined state lawmakers to push legislation to lower insulin costs in Illinois, which have skyrocketed in recent years. “Diabetes affects people from all walks of life, but as prices have skyrocketed, more and more insulin users have been … Read more

Autumn is peak season for deer vs. vehicle crashes

information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (October 14, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois Department of Natural Resources are reminding motorists to be vigilant during deer mating season, as the animals become more active, especially in the early morning and evening hours. In other words, “Fall driving can … Read more

Annual earthquake drill scheduled for October 17

Great Central U.S. ShakeOut encourages Illinoisans to “Drop, Cover, Hold On!” information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (October 12, 2019) – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is encouraging all residents, schools, businesses, and other organizations to participate in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut on October 17, 2019, at 10:17am. The goal … Read more

Illinois OSHA releases top five safety violations for Illinois Public Works Departments

information provided by the Illinois Department of Labor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (October 7, 2019) – Worker safety is the primary mission of Illinois OSHA, a division of the Illinois Department of Labor. Documenting dangers is one way to avoid them in the future, and with that in mind Illinois OSHA released the top five safety violations … Read more

State Fire Marshal honors National Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week

Encourages Illinoisans to establish and practice their emergency plan information provided by the Office of the State Fire Marshal SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (October 5, 2019) – Governor JB Pritzker proclaimed October 6 through October 12 as Fire Prevention Week in Illinois to encourage residents to learn, prepare, and practice for emergencies. “We used to say that … Read more

Vitalant seeks O- and O+ blood donors at Lansing LifeSource location

Eligible donors could win Bears tickets information provided by Vitalant LANSING, Ill. (October 4, 2019) — Vitalant (formerly LifeSource) will enter blood types O- and O+, and all platelet donors who mention “Football Tickets,” into a drawing to win a pair of tickets to see the Chicago Bears host the Los Angeles Chargers at Soldier … Read more

Department of Labor and Fire Marshal inspect Halloween’s haunted houses

information provided by the Illinois Department of Labor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (October 1, 2019) – In Illinois, haunted house attractions need a permit to operate. “We know people love a scary, good time, but we also want to make sure that spooky night out is safe,” said Michael Kleinik, director of the Illinois Department of Labor. … Read more

Walgreens to test on-demand drone delivery service with Wing

Companies to pilot drone deliveries in Christiansburg, VA, beginning in October information provided by Walgreens DEERFIELD, Ill. (September 22, 2019) – Walgreens and Wing, a member of the Alphabet family of companies, are partnering on an industry first that will offer “store to door” delivery of health and wellness, food and beverage, and convenience items … Read more

Village Board adopts new fee schedule for repeated false alarms

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September 16, 2019) – “Our hope is that the specter of a raised false alarm fee schedule will compel residents and business locations to stay ahead of maintenance issues for their alarm systems, thereby helping our departments reserve our resources for alarms that genuinely require our response,” read Trustee Jerry … Read more