MARION – As the COVID-19 crisis continues to cause economic hardship for small business owners across the State of Illinois and throughout the United States, Southern Illinois’ legislative delegation are endorsing a new “Southern... Read More.
HARRISBURG, Ill. (March 23, 2020) -- Southeastern Illinois College has always prided itself on a sense of “home”. In light of the current COVID-19 crisis and studies being moved to an online format for the remainder of the semester, SIC is doing its best to... Read More.
Hospice of Southern Illinois is hosting Educational Evenings and Dinner Too focusing on the Opioid Crisis in Our Community on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois (10400 Terminal Drive #200, Marion, IL) featuring Keynote Speaker,... Read More.
State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) announced today that he has been working with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) concerning the missed days of school by students in the nine counties declared a disaster area by the governor from the water main break... Read More.
Gov. Bruce Rauner today announced an upcoming job and resource fair intended to assist those who are being displaced from a federal housing project in Cairo. The fair is set for 11 a.m.... Read More.
The Carmi Rotary club got a very sobering lesson in the national opioid crisis from Dr. Patrick Haskell. Dr. Haskell told the club that his earliest recollection of someone being hooked on an opioid drug was the book and movie, To Kill A Mockingbird. In... Read More.
Gov. Bruce Rauner today announced the launch of a statewide helpline to provide immediate assistance for those impacted by addiction to opioids and other substances. The helpline will provide a confidential outlet for individuals experiencing opioid use disorders, their families and anyone affected... Read More.
Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, several state agency officials, stakeholders, and advocates today helped release the State of Illinois Opioid Action Plan. A coalition of state agencies has developed a strategic framework that outlines what Illinois needs to do to address the opioid crisis... Read More.
The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) was awarded a federal grant for over $16 million to fight Illinois’ opioid crisis. The grant is funded through the 21st Century Cures Act which includes an estimated $1 billion to states over the next two years... Read More.
The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) has received two federal grants funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to combat the heroin and other opioid crisis facing the state of Illinois. “Heroin and other opioid drug use is at crisis levels... Read More.