SSC President Lynette Stokes receives Egretha Award

information provided by South Suburban College CHICAGO, Ill. (December 22, 2018) – South Suburban College (SSC) president Lynette D. Stokes, Ed.D., recently received an Egretha Award presented by AWBC Magazine at Chicago’s SMART Museum. The Egretha Foundation was formed 12 years ago to honor and celebrate the business achievements of African American women in Chicago. … Read more

Heightened holiday enforcement aims to save lives

information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 21, 2018) — The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and nearly 200 local law enforcement agencies are coming together for the annual holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign to keep alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers off the road. December 20 through … Read more

Obituary: Michael Alan Michalski, Sr.

November 24, 1958 – December 20, 2018 information provided by Smits Funeral Homes Michael Alan Michalski, Sr., age 60, of Dyer, IN, formerly of Lansing, IL, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 20, 2018. Beloved husband of Debra Michalski, nee Cooper. Loving father of Michael (Elizabeth) Michalski, Jr. and Kathryn (Ryan) Pondinas. Proud grandfather of … Read more

Governor Rauner applauds Board decision on Airbnb

Illinois Investment Policy Board finds company out of compliance with Illinois anti-BDS law information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (December 18, 2018) – On December 12, the Illinois Investment Policy Board (IIPB) unanimously found that Airbnb’s decision to delist Jewish-owned properties on the West Bank was not in compliance with Illinois … Read more

Illinois receives $3.6 million as Lead Hazard Reduction Grant

Funds will remove lead hazards in 200 homes information provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity GALESBURG, Ill. (December 20, 2018) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has received a $3.6 million grant from HUD’s Office of … Read more

USDA to measure nutrient management practices of Illinois farmers

information provided by the Illinois Department of Agriculture SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 19, 2018) – Farmers should expect a survey in the mail in early 2019, as the United States Department of Agriculture works to measure nutrient management practices. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct a survey of Illinois farmers for the Illinois … Read more

Bloom Township to host property tax assessment appeal seminar

Bloom Township Day

Thursday, January 3, 2019, 6:00pm information provided by the Cook County Board of Review CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (December 20, 2018) – Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will be holding a property tax assessment appeal seminar at the Bloom Township Office for taxpayers seeking to appeal their 2018 property tax assessments. Bloom Township … Read more