CARMI, ILLINOIS – First Bank (First National Bank of Carmi) recently received a $15,000 grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago’s Targeted Impact Fund, which supports relief efforts for populations hardest-hit by COVID-19. First Bank chose to distribute these funds to local senior... Read More.
Funding will support organizations providing housing, support services, food, and other resources in areas most impacted by the pandemic CHICAGO— The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) announced today it will make $7.1 million in funding available to organizations providing support services and... Read More.
State will disburse federal funding to communities seeking reimbursement for emergency costs beginning in July SPRINGFIELD - Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today announced the State will expedite a portion of Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) dollars... Read More.
President Donald Trump’s administration is going to send a portion of $12 billion directly to farmers’ pockets as a way to soothe the sting of the tariff battle he’s waging against foreign importers of American farm commodities. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the program Tuesday... Read More.
The American Red Cross continues the massive relief effort to help people devastated by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The Red Cross is part of a large team of agencies and organizations responding to provide help to communities turned upside down by these... Read More.
The American Red Cross continues the massive relief effort to provide safe shelter, food and comfort to thousands of people affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Red Cross is part of a large team of agencies and organizations responding to provide help... Read More.
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) today praised the American Health Care Act (AHCA) – House Republicans’ legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly known as Obamacare. “This is the relief my... Read More.
Indiana Conservation Officers have received the 2015-2016 final tally of meals provided by Indiana Deer Hunters for hunger relief through the Sportsmen’s Benevolent Fund. During the 2015-2016 Indiana deer season, hunters donated 1,333 deer to assist hungry Hoosiers. These donations were coordinated through an effort... Read More.
As many area agencies in Southern Illinois continue to cut services and are forced to close their doors on vulnerable residents like senior citizens, children with disabilities, and victims of rape, state Representative Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, is calling on Governor Rauner Wednesday to sign... Read More.
State Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, released the following statement today calling on President Barack Obama and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to declare a disaster for fourteen counties in Southern Illinois that are being threatened by rising water levels: “Local county officials and Governor... Read More.