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The first activities have been planned for the commemoration of Illinois’ bicentennial in 2018. Events are scheduled to include a craft beer competition and a video contest with students in Illinois. “The Illinois bicentennial is an opportunity for us to come together and celebrate our great state...
Chris Kennedy Jr., near center, holding a small dog, and his sister, Kate, right, made a campaign stop on behalf of their father, Chris Kennedy, last week at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro.
The son and daughter of a Democratic Party candidate for governor of Illinois paid a campaign visit to Union County last week. Chris Kennedy Jr. and his sister, Kate, were welcomed by about 20 people during a stop at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro. He is the son of Chris Kennedy,...
A State Emergency Operations Center, SEOC, in Springfield was activated May 1 to ensure that state personnel and equipment are ready to be quickly deployed if needed to help local emergency responders with flooding-related public safety issues in several areas of the state. “Several inches of rain...
 In the front, from left, are State Sen. Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood; State Rep. Juliana Stratton, D-Chicago; Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds; State Sen. Karen McConnaughay, R-St. Charles; and State Rep. Avery Bourne, R-Raymond. Photo provided.
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds joined prosecutors, police chiefs and sheriffs from throughout Illinois last week to meet with leaders in Springfield about the impact of the ongoing state budget impasse on programs for children that prevent crime.    “We know investing in our youth...
A Southern Illinois legislator is speaking out against action which he says will impact senior citizens. State Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, said this week that a plan by Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration will strip care from 40,000 elderly residents, remove criminal background check...
Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar is scheduled to deliver the keynote speech at a 20th anniversary commemoration for the founding of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. The institute was founded in 1997. The 20th anniversary will be celebrated this spring.  “...
Illinois students have an opportunity to participate in a program which could lead to a visit by the governor. Gov. Bruce Rauner on Jan. 12 announced on his Facebook page #GovClassroomVisit for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, encouraging classrooms to submit videos showcasing what they...
Gov. Bruce Rauner announced today, Jan. 12, on his Facebook page #GovClassroomVisit for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, encouraging classrooms to submit videos showcasing what they’re learning and how.  The videos can focus on anything from computer or technology projects to hands-on...

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