To extend a helping hand to small businesses suffering from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation – in partnership with Vistaprint and a coalition of supporting companies, foundations, and philanthropic donors – is working to provide financial... Read More.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law designed to show Illinois property owners how much the tax increment financing districts in their area are diverting into special funds that can be used to... Read More.
Shriners Donate to K-9 Fund The local Ahava Shrine Club recently donated $2,200 to the Carmi Police Department K-9 Fund. Carmi Chief of Police Jason Carter said, “We greatly appreciate the support of the Ahava Shriners and all the other businesses and individuals that have donated... Read More.
The Hamilton County Board came together for their monthly gathering this week. The meeting got underway following a public hearing on the proposed improvement to 23 miles of rural county roads. Those roadways, currently gravel, will be upgraded to an all weather surface and... Read More.
St. Judes Fund Raiser Looking for something to do the night before Thanksgiving besides watching turkeys cook. How about a chance to help the fight against childhood cancer. Local coordinators Chad Baxley and Josh Cronin have once again combined their talents and efforts to host a... Read More.
We’ve got additional details on the Carmi Revolving Loan Closeout. After visiting with Mayor Jeff Pollard, we learned that last year, the State of Illinois made the decision to close out all partner loan programs with municipalities. The total amount of Principal owed on... Read More.
The state is unveiling its plan to spend its share of a multi-billion dollar Volkswagen Settlement. Illinois has been allocated more than $108 million dollars after it was discovered Volkswagen installed emissions cheating software in certain diesel vehicles. Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) Director... Read More.
Senate Bill 1941, approved by the General Assembly on the final day of the fall Veto Session, is a poor response to the plight of unemployed Granite City Steel workers and abuses the principles behind the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, according to State Sen.... Read More.
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI) has received a $25,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund to support Girl Scout STEM Robotics Leadership in Jersey, Macoupin, Madison and St. Clair counties. Robotics are a key component of GSSI’s commitment to giving girls opportunities and guidance... Read More.
Springfield, IL – A vocal proponent of fully funding the Foundation Level for public grade schools and high schools, State Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) says it is refreshing to have Gov. Rauner support the effort as well. The Governor called for fully funding... Read More.