Great Chicago Blood Drive an overwhelming success in Munster

Donors at Center for Visual and Performing Arts donate 195 units by Melanie Jongsma MUNSTER, Ind. (January 15, 2020) – The American Red Cross was hoping to get 100 blood donor appointments at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Indiana, location. Since donations are typically low in January, and the Munster location was a … Read more

Great Chicago Blood Drive comes to Munster, Indiana (corrected info)

Yesterday’s version of this story indicated that Zachary Stevenson’s Buddy Holly Tribute is scheduled for January 18, 2020. That date was correct, but we had the day wrong—January 18 is a Saturday, and Stevenson will be at Theatre at the Center (1040 Ridge Road in Munster, Indiana) for two performances only—3:00pm and 7:30pm. We apologize … Read more

State Fire Marshal encourages resident to stay safe from carbon monoxide this winter

Illinois fire departments responded to nearly 9,000 carbon monoxide incidents in 2018 information provided by the Office of the State Fire Marshal SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 8, 2020) – Cold temperatures mean Illinoisans will be turning up their thermostats to stay warm this winter. The Office of the State Fire Marshal encourages residents to have their … Read more

Vitalant announces critical blood shortage

“All blood donors needed now to help patients” information provided by Vitalant LANSING, Ill. (January 8, 2020) – There is a critical shortage of blood, Vitalant announced this week. Vitalant (formerly known as LifeSource) serves local hospitals, and over the holidays they processed 21,000 fewer donations than needed. More blood is going out than is … Read more

Statewide ‘Radon Action Month’ poster and video contests now accepting entries

information received from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 6, 2020) – According to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) winter is a great time to test your home for radon. The cancer-causing gas has been found in nearly 40 percent of Illinois homes tested. IEMA is encouraging people to test for radon … Read more

With threat of spring flooding, state officials urge residents to consider flood insurance

information provided by IDNR, IDOI, and IEMA SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 1, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), Illinois Department of Insurance (IDOI), Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management agencies throughout Illinois are encouraging people to ‘Resolve to be Ready’ for emergencies in 2020. The National Weather Service suggests that … Read more

Getting Around Illinois provides latest winter road conditions

Winter driving

IDOT site provides continually updated info during snow-and-ice season information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 31, 2019) – As the official start of winter approaches, the Illinois Department of Transportation reminds travelers to visit and bookmark GettingAroundIllinois.com for continually updated information on road conditions. “GettingAroundIllinois.com site is a great resource … Read more

Illinois looks to finish 2019 with fewer motor vehicle fatalities than 2018

information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, and more than 200 police and sheriff’s departments are coming together for the annual holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign to keep impaired drivers off the roads. Motorists will notice this life-saving enforcement effort in … Read more