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Legislation passes protecting nurses, state workers

In response to the proposed layoffs of nurses in Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) facilities, state Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Elwood, helped pass legislation that would prevent the department from reducing the number of medical and mental health employees they ...

Illinois awarded $16 million grant to fight Opioid crisis

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) was awarded a federal grant for over $16 million to fight Illinois’ opioid crisis. The grant is funded through the 21st Century Cures Act, which includes an estimated $1 billion to states over ...

Trump trashes protections for students and taxpayers

Private companies that service college loans will profit at the expense of students because the Trump administration killed commonsense changes to reduce the default rate among college borrowers, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said. “Let’s be clear about what President ...

Veterans with PTSD to access better life-saving health services

Veterans will have better access to health services, treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and job training under legislation backed by state Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Elwood, intended to help returning service members transition into civilian life and prevent veteran ...

Veterans with PTSD to access better life-saving health services

Veterans will have better access to health services, treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and job training under legislation backed by state Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Elwood, intended to help returning service members transition into civilian life and prevent veteran ...

Legislation passes to lower costs of vehicle registration reminder notices

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White commended the Illinois House of Representatives for passing legislation he initiated to allow private companies to pay for advertising space on vehicle registration renewals. House Bill 394, sponsored by House Transportation Chairman, John D’Amico ...

JJC adult education funding at risk

State Sen. Pat McGuire renewed a call for adult education funding as the Illinois House passed a stopgap budget measure that would dedicate funds to programs like Joliet Junior College’s Adult Education and Literacy program. Emilie McCallister, director of Joliet ...

How Public Health impacts your life

If you have ever eaten at a restaurant, used a public swimming pool, gone to a hospital, needed an ambulance, or received a flu shot, you’ve received public health services. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), in conjunction with ...

Claar with slim lead over Traynere after election night

Claar holds an unofficial lead of less than 100 votes after a close election night.

Legislation to extend employer tax credit

Legislation that would keep tax credits in place for employers contributing to their employees' college accounts has been introduced by State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood). The tax credit is set to expire in 2020, but Bertino-Tarrant's plan would extend it ...

Concerned Will County residents march in Joliet ‘Day of Action’ rally

On Saturday, April 1, a group of about 50 Will County residents gathered at Mt. Carmel Church for a Will County Day of Action.

State of Illinois: New budget compromise plan called for higher education funding

With no direction from Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on how it will address a lack of funding for higher education that has persisted since Jan. 1 in the absence of a state budget, Senate Higher Education Committee Chairman Pat McGuire ...

Illinois: Legislation to end time limits on prosecuting child abusers wins Senate approval

Legislation that would end deadlines for when someone could be prosecuted for sexual abuse against a minor was approved by the Illinois Senate on Wednesday. State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) voted for the measure and is its chief co-sponsor. Under ...

Group of Bolingbrook Muslims throw benefit for Traynere

The challenger in the upcoming Bolingbrook mayoral race has embraced the local Muslim community, and many have embraced her back.

Foster announced $2.3 Million for Early Childhood Education in Joliet

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet will receive over $2.3 million in grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services. This funding will allow the organization's Head Start and Early Head Start programs to continue. These programs ...

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