BENTON – 117th District State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) issued the following statement in response to Governor JB Pritzker’s signing of HB 3653 on Monday. “The changes contained in this massive law of sweeping criminal justice reforms is full of double definitions of important terms,... Read More.
Accepting Applications for New Green Infrastructure Grant Opportunities and Clean Water Act Section 319 Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grant Program SPRINGFIELD —Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director John J. Kim today announced two grant opportunities with up to $9.5 million in funding for projects... Read More.
Forest Service staff and a volunteer from Jeep’NShawnee club are building a new picnic shelter at Pine Hills Campground. “We come here quite a bit and wanted to help in preserving and improving this place so that everyone in the future can enjoy it,” said... Read More.
The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) and the Illinois Prisoner Review Board (PRB) today announced that a Settlement Agreement in the case of Moises Morales v. Craig Findley has been approved. The Settlement Agreement reflects Governor Bruce Rauner’s commitment to increasing public safety and... Read More.
Things are getting crafty at Rend Lake College this spring with four workshops to help participants expand on their favorite skill or learn something new. Create items for the holidays, paint, crochet, or make candles with RLC’s Community and Corporate Education Division. Start thinking about... Read More.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will offer farmers and ranchers more opportunities to participate in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The announcement includes new CRP practices to protect water quality and adds an additional 1.1 million... Read More.
Middle and high school baseball players focused on their baseball skills last week during Rend Lake College's Baseball Camp. RLC Baseball players and Rec Director helped the students, ages 12 through 15, with batting, fielding, and pitching, alongside strength and conditioning workouts.
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) voted yesterday to require that government and law enforcement officials obtain a warrant before accessing American citizens’ electronic communications. “Under current law, the government can access any emails that are more than six months old without a warrant,”... Read More.