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World AIDS Day

Get the Facts. Get Tested. Get Involved. World AIDS Days is observed on December 1 of each year and is an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and ...

Veterans’ Affairs launches Entrepreneurship Logo Program

Thetimesweekly.com The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs introduced its new Veteran Entrepreneurship Logo Program. Veteran owned businesses that are registered with the state, and in good standing, can display the logo in their place of business. The new logo program ...

Education Committee looks at early childhood funding fixes

The Illinois Senate Education Committee discussed solutions to statewide funding shortages for early childhood education programs recently. State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) worked with other legislators to establish an evidence-based funding formula to dispense state dollars to public schools more ...

Illinois Veterans encouraged to preserve their memories

Secretary of State Jesse White is calling on all veterans in Illinois to share their story with the Illinois Veterans’ History Project. The project honors Illinois veterans by documenting and preserving their experiences. With this initiative, White believes future generations ...

EHD Outbreak in Illinois claims more than 400 Deer

As of October 29, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has received reports of 432 suspected cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in white-tailed deer so far in 2018. EHD appears to be at low to moderate levels in ...

Secretary White cautions investors about Marijuana-related investment schemes

Secretary of State Jesse White is cautioning investors to be aware of schemes and risks associated with potentially fraudulent marijuana-related investments. Investments in marijuana business ventures are becoming more common. Fraudsters are attempting to use the increased publicity to convince ...

Camelot Illinois seeks proposal for provision of Jackpot Communication Solutions

Camelot Illinois today issued a request for proposals (RFP) for vendors to provide jackpot information/communication solutions within the point of sale equipment for its retail locations. The goal of this RFP is to provide jackpot information/communication ("JPC") solutions within Camelot's ...

Money Match - It's your money

We are always looking for new ways to improve how our office serves the public. Our latest success story may return your lost money without any action on your part. The new ‘Money Match’ program uses existing technology to match ...

Bipartisan energy legislation signed into Law

Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Steven Knight (R-CA) announced that the bipartisan Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act was signed into law last week. The legislation authorizes $45 million to support the creation of three public-private partnership projects to ...

Final week to vote for IDOT project as best in nation

Less than one week remains to vote for the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Interstate 55-Lake Shore Drive interchange reconstruction as the country’s top transportation project. If the project wins, IDOT will donate the $10,000 in prize money for a local ...

Sales tax guidance available for out-of-state sellers

The Illinois Department of Revenue is announcing online resources for remote (out-of-state) sellers seeking to determine whether they must begin collecting and remitting Illinois sales tax beginning October 1, 2018. The guidance is a result of the enactment of Illinois ...

2019 State Board of Elections Candidate’s Calendar

Candidates interested in running for the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election can now view Election related information. The 2019 Illinois State Board of Elections Candidate's Guide and Election Calendar are now available.

Illinois tourism encourages locals to get lost in 200 years of history

Thetimesweekly.com In honor of Illinois’ 200th anniversary, the Illinois Office of Tourism is partnering with 17 farms and orchards statewide to reveal Bicentennial-themed corn and apple tree mazes for the public to enjoy this fall. Specifically designed and grown for ...

New law strengthens effort to combat opioid crisis

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill to combat the opioid crisis by requiring medical professionals to take 3 hours of existing continuing education on how to safely prescribe opioid medications. The education requirement became law when he signed Senate Bill ...

Manley to host Coffee and Conversation

State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, will host a Coffee and Conversation on Tuesday, September 4th at the Starbucks located at 261 S. Weber Rd. in Bolingbrook from 10:00-11:00 am. This is the first of several meetings that Rep. Manley will ...

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