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The Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro are the home to statues of Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas.
Abraham Lincoln, who served as the 16th president of the United States, was born on Feb. 12, 1809, in Kentucky. The Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro are the home to statues of Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. Lincoln and Douglas met for a debate in Jonesboro on Sept. 15, 1858,...
Anna hosted a visit by two of Illinois’ newest state senators on Monday, Jan. 30.  Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, and Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, toured the Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center in Anna, where they spoke with residents, caregivers and administrators. Schimpf represents the 58th...
The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association plans to award $54,000 in college scholarships. The scholarships will be awarded to students throughout Illinois who want to pursue a higher education during the 2017-2018 academic year. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only.  Students...
Twenty-four Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grants have been awarded from the fall 2016 application period. A total of $20,227.82 will be distributed.  Grant recipients were announced recently by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, and the Illinois Conservation Foundation, ICF....
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...
Bipartisan legislation has been signed into law which is designed to protect Illinois children from possible exposure to lead in drinking water. Gov. Bruce Rauner on Jan. 16 in Chicago signed the measure, Senate Bill 550. “Today is about our future, about making sure our students are not exposed to...
Illinoisans donated millions of dollars to charity in 2016, while also contributing millions of hours of service with a value of more than $7 billion.  The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service (Serve Illinois) hopes to top the numbers which were recorded in 2016 and is...
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...
The State of Illinois’ Department of Innovation and Technology, DoIT, recently hosted the Smart State Roadmap Workshop. The event was a two-day workshop to pursue becoming the first “Smart State” in the nation. The workshop had more than 50 participants including Deputy Gov. Trey Childress, state...
The governor’s office reported on Dec. 30 that a collective bargaining agreement had been reached with the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council representing Illinois Conservation Police Officers. A news release from the governor’s office stated that the agreement includes a four-year...

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