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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

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

New COVID-19 cases see dramatic rise across state

OTTAWA – The Illinois Department of Public Health announced over 200,000 new COVID-19 infections in the last week and an additional 444 deaths. In numbers totaled since December 31, of 2021, the state saw a dramatic climb in new cases and a rise in those hospitalized battling the disease. ...Read more

New IDOT study highlights Illinois airports

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced the results of a study showing that Illinois airports contribute $95.5 billion and more than 490,000 jobs to the state’s economy. The 2020 Illinois Aviation Economic Impact Analysis is the first report of its kind released by ...Read more

New IDOT study highlights Illinois airports

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced the results of a study showing that Illinois airports contribute $95.5 billion and more than 490,000 jobs to the state’s economy. The 2020 Illinois Aviation Economic Impact Analysis is the first report of its kind released by ...Read more