Gov. Pritzker takes executive action to strengthen commitment to ending HIV epidemic

information provided by the Office of the Governor ROCKFORD, Ill. (February 5, 2019) — Surrounded by healthcare providers and HIV prevention advocates at the Winnebago County Health Department on February 1, Governor JB Pritzker took executive action strengthening the state’s commitment to ending the HIV epidemic that has affected nearly 40,000 Illinois residents. “Over the … Read more

IEMA encourages people to prepare for earthquakes

Earthquake drill planned for October 17 information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 5, 2019) – On November 30, 2018, residents of Anchorage, Alaska, experienced a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. To this day, residents continue to experience aftershocks. The event served as a reminder that earthquakes can happen anywhere in the world and … Read more

Heating/cooling centers open in Lansing, Illinois

information provided by the Village of Lansing LANSING, Ill. (January 29, 2019) – The Village of Lansing acknowledges severe weather as determined by the National Weather Service, activating official heating/cooling centers to accommodate people in need. The Lansing Police Department (708-895-7150) is also available to make people aware of the availability of local centers. Primary … Read more

Five things Lansing needs to know about this week’s extreme cold

Garbage, closings, the Village, water, and your heating system by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 29, 2019) – The following information is provided by the Village of Lansing as well as other sources: Homewood Disposal will be closed tomorrow (Wednesday), so Lansing garbage pick-up will be delayed one day, just as it is during holiday … Read more

Gov. Pritzker calls for Emergency Preparedness Plan as extreme weather approaches

Frostbite, hypothermia possible mid-week information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 28, 2019) — Governor JB Pritzker put in place an Emergency Preparedness Plan to be carried out by the State Emergency Operations Center, state agencies, and local emergency management officials as record-breaking cold weather approaches Illinois. “This is a potentially … Read more

Blood supply critically low throughout Chicagoland

Surgeries cancelled, organ transplant patients affected information provided by Vitalant LANSING, Ill. (January 23, 2019) – The blood supply is at critically low levels throughout the entire Chicagoland region, according to Vitalant (formerly LifeSource), which reports that it’s down to just 1-1/2 day’s blood supply on hand. The recent bout of severe winter weather and … Read more

Another round of cold, snow predicted for northern and central Illinois

The time to prepare is now, says IEMA information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 17, 2019) – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is encouraging all Illinoisans to prepare today for another blast of winter weather. The National Weather Service is forecasting accumulating snow for northern and central Illinois, followed … Read more

Public invited to submit stories for IDOT safety campaign

Names, faces of Illinois people sought to show consequences of unsafe driving information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 15, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking real stories from people who have lost loved ones or otherwise been affected by poor choices and driving behaviors. The stories will … Read more