Davis Hosts Legislative Listening Session in Springfield About Auto Voter Registration Issues

By Benjamin Cox on February 25, 2020 at 8:39am

13th District Congressman Rodney Davis held a listening session yesterday in Springfield about the state’s issues with electronic automatic voter registration errors. Held at the Sangamon County Complex Davis, Sangamon County Clerk Don Gray, State Representative Tim Butler, Steve Sandvoss Executive Director of the Illinois State Board of Elections and Nathan Maddox of the Illinois […]

Hammond Co-Sponsor Legislation to Combat Early Childhood Education Shortages

By Benjamin Cox on February 25, 2020 at 8:36am

State Representative Norine Hammond of Macomb is co-sponsoring legislation to help get more people involved in early childhood education. House Bill 4490 amends the early childhood teacher requirements and allows someone to earn their early childhood certification while they work under a more experienced teacher as an aide while they are earning full accreditation. It […]

JACIL Offering Policy Influencer Series

By Benjamin Cox on February 24, 2020 at 1:24pm

The Jacksonville Area Center for Independent Living will host a Policy Influencer Series on February 26th and March 4th from 4-6PM to help citizens with disabilities stay up to date on policy, to find information on new laws in the state, and to be an advocate for citizens with disabilities at the statehouse. The sessions […]

Read Across Jacksonville Kicks Off Today

By Benjamin Cox on February 24, 2020 at 1:16pm

Jacksonville Public Schools will get a visit from the Kiwanis this week. The Kiwanians will be providing story time to several class rooms for the Read Across Jacksonville program beginning today in partnership with Beckham’s Bookshelf and Bound-To-Stay-Bound. 8 year old Beckham Oldenettel started the program to provide donated books to kids who maybe didn’t […]

Prairieland United Way Seeking Volunteers For Allocations Panels

By Benjamin Cox on February 24, 2020 at 1:05pm

The Prairieland United Way is seeking volunteers for their allocations. The Allocations process is United Way’s method for annually reviewing and evaluating the funding applications submitted by nonprofit agencies to determine the level of funding that will be provided each year by Prairieland United way. The allocations panels will meet March 16-18th, March 24th, 25th, […]

JREDC Introduces New Website At Annual Meeting

By Benjamin Cox on February 24, 2020 at 10:37am

The Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation’s website, jredc.org, recently went through a revision and expansion over the last month. The JREDC debuted the website as a part of its annual meeting on Thursday night at the Jacksonville Country Club. New President Kristin Van Aken-Jamison says that businesses who are hoping to come to Jacksonville or […]

LLCC & MHS Team Up To Combat IL Nursing Shortage

By Benjamin Cox on February 24, 2020 at 10:28am

Lincoln Land Community College and Memorial Health System announced yesterday a major nurses training partnership that will work to combat Illinois’ qualified nurse’s shortage and keep people in West Central Illinois. With support from MHS, LLCC will admit 90 additional students per year to the college’s associate degree nursing program, for a total of 215 […]

Bill To Allow Pets in State Housing Filed in IL Senate

By Benjamin Cox on February 24, 2020 at 9:46am

Those living in public housing may soon be able to have a pet. Senate Assistant Majority Leader Linda Holmes of Belleville has introduced Senate Bill 2973 to the Illinois General Assembly, which would allow any tenant living in housing acquired, constructed or rehabilitated with state funds for low-income housing to keep a pet dog or […]

Chapin Village Clerk Resigns

By Benjamin Cox on February 24, 2020 at 5:49am

The Village of Chapin is looking for a new clerk. Rosanne Hamilton will resign her post as the clerk at the end of the fiscal year in April, according to the Cass County Star Gazette. According to the article, Hamilton said she is resigning to pursue more personal interests. The village is accepting applications for […]

Farm Bureau to Hold Seminar to Help Farmers Answer Questions About Rules of the Road for Grain Trucks

By Jeremy Coumbes on February 23, 2020 at 11:30am

Area farmers will have an opportunity to finally get answers to questions about on the road motor vehicle rules and farm exemptions that can compound the problems with truck regulations. The Illinois Farm Bureau is offering a statewide program to help farmers find those answers with an On-the-Road Motor Vehicle Seminars designed to help inform […]