Governor Pat Quinn announced Wednesday a task force will help ensure the public health system across Illinois is prepared for any possible Ebola virus outbreak. The task force was established through executive order with the Illinois Department of Public Health and includes members representing health care, local public health, emergency responders, the Illinois State Board of Health, state agencies and
A federal judge Wednesday granted a request by a Chicago attorney to appoint a monitor to oversee hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation, dealing a blow to Democratic Governor Pat Quinn less than two weeks before election day, according to the Chicago Tribune. The Trib says the transportation agency came under fire in April after Chicago Attorney Michael Shakman,
PEORIA - Peoria’s South Side Mission is honoring a committed volunteer who tragically passed away in September. Today it dedicated two hoop houses in its urban gardens to Mike Hinnen. The 23-year-old volunteer was active at the South Side Mission before passing away last month. It’s one of three gardens that grows fresh fruits and vegetables for the local community.
PEORIA - Family, friends and loved ones of Peoria basketball icon, Wayne McClain, were mourning his loss at his funeral today in Champaign. The former Manual and University of Illinois basketball coach died last week after a two-year battle with lung cancer. He was sixty when he passed away. More than 1,000 people, including former players, were on hand
BLOOMINGTON - A Twin Cities university is being recognized for its bicycle friendliness. The League of American Bicyclists honored Illinois Wesleyan University as a bronze bicycle friendly university. It's now one of 100 nationwide to earn the distinction. The school put in a bike pump and repair station. It also added a bike storage area and implemented a bike rental
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The League of American Bicyclists honored Illinois Wesleyan University as a bronze bicycle friendly university. It's now one of 100 nationwide to earn the distinction.
BLOOMINGTON - A major supermarket chain now has its sights set on an early spring completion date.
NORMAL - Two Central Illinois water towers are in the running for a national honor.