The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is looking to repurpose live Christmas trees.  All donated trees will be bundled together to create underwater fish structures.  The Corps of Engineers notes that bundling the trees and weighting them down in the water will give them a variety of...
The Jackson County Health Department reminds area residents about ways to recycle various wastes generated during the holidays.  Cardboard boxes, spent rechargeable batteries and old electronic devices are some of the items that can be recycled locally. Cardboard, Paperboard Boxes Boxes can be...
Illinois State Police, ISP, District 13/22 Interim Commander, Lieutenant Shane Alvey, would like to remind motorists that the ISP is gearing up for the beginning of the holiday travel period.     The ISP will be stepping up enforcement patrols as the holiday driving season begins. The goal is to...
The time between Thanksgiving and the New Year can be a wonderful time as friends and family come together to celebrate, but according to the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance, IFSA, it is also a period in which fire and burn hazards become more prevalent.  In fact, the National Fire Protection...
When it comes to paying for holiday purchases, more than half of Illinoisans say they plan to use credit cards this year instead of cash or debit cards. The latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index surveyed Americans about financial decisions related to holiday shopping.   When asked about the...

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