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IDOT: Extreme Heat Could Lead to Pavement Failures

The Illinois Department of Transportation is urging motorists to be alert for the possibility of pavement buckling on roads throughout the state in the next few days due to the extreme heat in the forecast.   Very high temperatures can lead to pavement expanding and ultimately... Read More.

FDA and CDC Warning About Inaccurate Lead Test Results

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is alerting Illinoisans that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are warning the public that a certain type of lead test made by Magellan Diagnostics may provide inaccurate... Read More.

Governor Highlights Lead Higher Initiative

As part of Illinois' commitment to improving quality, equity and access to education, Governor Bruce Rauner and Secretary of Education Beth Purvis today met with students taking part in the Lead Higher Initiative at Belleville West High School. Illinois is the first state... Read More.

Governor Rauner Signs Lead Testing Bill

Governor Bruce Rauner joined by Reverend Jesse Jackson, State Sen. Steans and state agency directors today signed Senate Bill 550, legislation to protect Illinois children from possible exposure to lead in drinking water.   "Today is about our future, about making sure our students are not exposed to lead poisoning," said Governor Rauner. "This... Read More.