Gov. Pritzker promises universal home visits to support eligible families by 2025

INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE governor’s office SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 22, 2020) – Joined by leading advocates for early childhood education and care, Governor JB Pritzker announced a plan to reach universal home visits for eligible families in Illinois by 2025. “Home visitation supports parents in their all-important role as their child’s first teacher and I’m … Read more

State Fire Marshal honors community risk reduction week

Goal to reduce occurrence and impact of emergency events INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE office of the Illinois state fire marshal Springfield, Ill. (January 22, 2020) – Community Risk Reduction (CRR) is a data-driven process to identify and prioritize local risks, followed by the integrated and strategic investment of resources to reduce their occurrence and impact. … Read more

Governor Pritzker signs SB1970, praises TF North students and teachers

Senator Elgie Sims adds: “I am so proud of these students” by Melanie Jongsma CALUMET CITY, Ill. (January 22, 2020) – “Thank you for hosting us here,” said Governor JB Pritzker as he took the podium following an introduction by TF North Principal Brian Rucinski. “And for whatever magic you’ve got in the classrooms at … Read more

2020 Roundball Classic begins Thursday, February 6

Memorial Junior High School to host five-team tournament by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 22, 2020) – The 11th annual Roundball Classic will return to Memorial Junior High School (2721 Ridge Road) on the first Thursday in February, with Game 1 (Reavis v. Lansing Christian) beginning at 6:00pm and Game 2 (Coolidge v. Heritage) beginning … Read more

Illinois Housing Development Authority expands housing options for vulnerable populations

State Investment will create or preserve 172 units of affordable housing with supportive services information provided by the Illinois Housing Development Authority CHICAGO, Ill. (January 21, 2020) – The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) Board of Directors approved $42,251,973 in funding to create or restore 172 units of permanent supportive housing in nine communities across … Read more