First human West Nile virus death in Illinois confirmed for 2018

information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (September 2, 2018) – On August 29, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) confirmed the first human West Nile virus-related death in Illinois for 2018. A LaSalle County resident who became ill during the first part of August and tested positive for West … Read more

Rest area wrecks show human toll of fatal crashes in Illinois

information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 27, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Transportation is displaying crashed vehicles at rest areas as a powerful reminder of the human toll that traffic deaths are having on our state. “A fatal crash is much more than just a statistic. It means someone’s … Read more

Lansing Loan Closet moves to Trinity Lutheran School building

Lansing Loan Closet

Crutches, canes, walkers, and more—available for free use by Lansing residents by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (August 22, 2018) – For 60 years the Lansing Loan Closet has been a valued community program that loans Lansing residents gently used home medical equipment—such as crutches, wheelchairs, and walkers—on a temporary basis and totally free of charge. … Read more

Governor Rauner signs bill to expand seniors’ access to high-speed internet

Broadband Advisory Council formed to ensure access for health, work, and convenience reasons information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 14, 2018) — Governor Bruce Rauner signed a bill today to increase Illinois seniors’ access to high-speed internet. House Bill 5752 creates the Broadband Advisory Council to explore ways to expand … Read more

IDNR reminds display sponsors to check credentials of fireworks vendors

Fireworks safety reminder: Leave displays to those who are licensed and trained information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 1, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is reminding individuals and organizations sponsoring fireworks displays in Illinois to be sure their fireworks vendor has the required state licenses … Read more