New Census data show Illinois is the only state in the nation to see worsening population loss for seven straight years. CHICAGO (Dec. 22, 2020) – Illinois recorded population loss for the seventh year in a row,... Read More.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has several mobile testing teams that are dispatched to various locations around the state each week to provide COVID-19 testing. Anyone can be tested, regardless of symptoms or immigration status. There is no cost to... Read More.
LOUISVILLE…State Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) is encouraging people to consider applying for grants to support childcare centers who have been impacted by the recent coronavirus shutdowns. An additional $114 million in grants will be available for child care providers across the state through the... Read More.
INA, Ill. (Sept. 18, 2020) — An online resource for the medial assistant community has ranked Rend Lake College’s Medical Assistant Program as one of the 15 best programs in Illinois. The website medicalassistantadvice.com, established in 2012 with the sole aim of providing accurate information... Read More.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate fell -0.5 percentage points to 11.0 percent, while nonfarm payrolls added +66,000 jobs in August, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and released... Read More.
Springfield, IL - Illinois State Police (ISP) troopers responded to two separate Move Over (Scott’s Law) crashes in less than a 12-hour period. The first incident occurred on Sept. 16, 2020 at approximately 1:24 p.m. It involved an ISP squad car and multiple vehicles.... Read More.
The electronics recycling returns Saturday September 19, in Village of Carrier Mills. The event is held on the Carrier Mills Municipal Building Parking lot, located at 101 North Mill Street, from 9 a.m. until Noon or until the truck is full. We ask that if... Read More.
HARRISBURG, Ill. (Sept. 15, 2020) -- Artist, Aldon Addington of Carbondale recently donated a sculpture to The Ella Elizabeth Hise Museum of Regional Art at Southeastern Illinois College. The 16-foot tall, welded stainless steel sculpture titled “Three Portals” now stands centered in front of... Read More.
2018 data for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the agricultural sector is still the most dangerous profession in America with 574 fatalities, or an equivalent of 23.4 deaths per 100,000 workers. Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and... Read More.
Saturday, Oct. 17th, the Carmi Rifle Club will be hosting Brownell’s NRA Day which will be open to men, women, and youths (ages 9 yrs. old and up). The Carmi club is proud to continue southern Illinois' rich heritage of firearm ownership and... Read More.