‘Border to Border’ seat belt enforcement through Memorial Day focuses on reducing injuries, fatalities

information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 21, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, and more than 200 law enforcement agencies across the state are joining the national “Border to Border” campaign by increasing seat belt patrols and enforcement zones this week through Memorial Day. “As always, … Read more

State Fire Marshal honors fallen firefighters

Firefighters gather for the 26th Annual Illinois Fallen Firefighter Memorial and Fire Fighting Medal of Honor Awards information provided by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 16, 2019) – Firefighters from across the state gathered in Springfield on May 14 to remember fallen firefighters who have given their lives in … Read more

IDOT’s Life or Death Illinois safety campaign continues

information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 6, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Transportation has launched the second year of Life or Death Illinois, expanding the successful multimedia safety campaign to feature the real stories of Illinois residents killed in traffic crashes. Life or Death Illinois debuted in 2018 as … Read more

Preparing for flooding: tips from IEMA

River levels expected to further rise information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 1, 2019) – The National Weather Service is forecasting another round of showers and thunderstorms that could lead to urban and flash flooding, as well as further aggravate already swollen rivers, creeks throughout the state. The Illinois Emergency … Read more

Gov. Pritzker proclaims May Motorcycle Awareness Month in Illinois

information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 1, 2019) – Gov. JB Pritzker has proclaimed May as Motorcycle Awareness Month in Illinois, joining the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, and motorcycle safety advocates to remind all users of the road to Start Seeing Motorcycles. Although motorcycles represent 3 percent … Read more

Free self defense class offered to local women

Saturday, May 18, 9:00am–12:00pm by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (April 25, 2019) – Trinity Lutheran Church and One Light Self Defense are partnering to offer a self defense class for women. The class is free to participants, though donations will be collected for the Women’s Domestic Violence Shelter in Homewood, Illinois. Participants will learn simple … Read more

Dr. Armand Gasbarro and Class of 1959 recognized at Chicago ceremony

by Melanie Jongsma CHICAGO, Ill. (April 25, 2019) – At an April 12 reunion, Lansing’s Dr. Armand Gasbarro and his graduating class from Rosalind Franklin University were recognized for 60 years of medical service. Gasbarro, who graduated magna cum laude from Franklin’s Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 1959, opened the Lansing … Read more

Public Health Officials warn about salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon

information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 14, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is working with local health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Carrau linked to pre-cut melon. … Read more