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January is Radon Action Month in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is urging residents to take time in the coming weeks to test their home for radon as part of Radon Action Month. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon ...Read more

19 dead, including 9 children, in NYC apartment fire

By MICHAEL R. SISAK, JENNIFER PELTZ and DAVID PORTER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Nineteen people, including 9 children, have been killed in an apartment fire in New York City in one of the worst blazes in decades. A senior adviser to Mayor Eric Adams confirmed the total death toll Sunday ...Read more

IVCC moves tuition deadline

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College is moving its tuition payment deadline to next Wednesday to allow students more time to financially prepare for the spring semester. Spring students who are enrolled in at least six credit hours through April 7 are also eligible for Higher ...Read more

Illinois launches Vaccine Verification Portal

SPRINGFIELD – The state of Illinois will be offering a new way to track your COVID-19 vaccinations on your mobile devices. They have announced that the newly launched system, Vax Verify, will include use of the new SMART™ Health Card. The card allows users to download a QR code, which ...Read more