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ILLINOIS MISSES SCHOOL AID PAYMENT FOR FIRST TIME EVER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                     Thursday, August 10, 2017  CONTACT:      Abdon.Pallasch@illinoiscomptroller.gov312-835-3317                                                                                                                                                ILLINOIS MISSES SCHOOL AID PAYMENT FOR FIRST TIME EVERComptroller sends out Categoricals payment  SPRINGFIELD –  On the day Gov. Rauner’s void in leadership caused the state to miss General State Aid payments to K-12 schools for the first time in its history, Comptroller Susana…
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Sidewalk Café Application- 112 Bistro

A model and application was presented to council. 112 bistro is requesting the ability to set up a series of mobile structures for outdoor dining around their current location in Market Alley. The structures are handicap accessible and would be from May-October only. It was discussed about the potential disruption during Market Alley Music Days…
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WIU Organic Farm Field Day

“Capturing the Benefits of Biodiversityin Agriculture” is the theme of Western Illinois University’s 2017 Allison Organic Research and Demonstration Farm Field Day, slated for Friday, Aug. 11. According to WIU School of AgricultureAssociate Professor Joel Gruver, the daylong event will feature presentations in the morning and field tours and equipment demonstrations in the afternoon. The…
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Monmouth-Roseville Presents Deficit Spending Budget

  Monmouth-Roseville Superintendent Ed Fletcher and the Board of Education face challenges again this school year due to decisions surrounding education funding through the State of Illinois. At this month’s regularly scheduled school board meeting, Fletcher presented to the board a deficit budget that contained approximately $3.8 million dollars in state aid that is currently…
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Galesburg Community Improvement Blue Ribbon Award

G.S. and Lisa Bond have been recognized as the August residential award winners of the Community Improvement Blue Ribbon Award for work on their property at 260 East Fremont Street. They were nominated by Tyler Bond and Paulina Dickson for renovating the former Danner’s Bakery into a single family home. Neighbors have indicated they are thrilled with the project.…
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OSF HealthCare Signs Letter of Intent with Presence Health

(Urbana, IL | August 8, 2017) – OSF HealthCare and Presence Health have signed a Letter of Intent for OSF HealthCare to take ownership of Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana and Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville, Illinois. The two organizations are currently finalizing the agreement and will then seek all necessary regulatory…
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Knox County 4H First Lego League Robotics Team Robostorm Competes

As a result of their 3rdPlace Champions award finish at the Central IL First Lego League Championship in January at the University of Illinois, the Knox County 4H Robostorm team represented the state of IL at the Mountain State Invitation tournament at Fairmont State University in West Virginia. This 40 team Invitational tournament included teams…
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City of Galesburg Voter Card Correction

The city election office recently mailed out 18,952 voter cards. Unfortunately, 6,889 registered voters will be receiving a corrected voter card. The precincts affected are 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18 and 21. These recently mailed voter cards incorrectly indicate a change in a county board, senatorial and/or representative voting district when there was no change. As previously mentioned, in an earlier press…
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Durbin, Duckworth and Bustos Announce More Than $8.3 Million Federal Investment in Chicago Rockford International Airport

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) joined with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth to announce $8,327,266 in federal grants for the Chicago Rockford International Airport. Specifically, $5,500,000 million will be used to fund phase II of the terminal expansion and the additional $2,827,266 will be used to expand the cargo apron to provide additional aircraft…
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State agencies remind families to seek immunizations for children in preparation for the new school year

The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are reminding parents and guardians to check their children’s vaccination records to make sure they meet immunization requirements prior to the first day of school.   The federally funded Vaccines for Children program provides vaccines at no cost to children in…
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An arrest made in home invasion case of former Mercer County board member

Brian Tully A Burlington, IA man that was being held in the Warren County jail on charges of residential burglary in Warren County has now been charged for the home invasion of a former Mercer County Board member.  According to a Warren County Sheriff’s Department press release, investigation implicated 55-year-old Brian Tully in the May…
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Hammond appointed to Underrepresented Groups in Academia Task Force

Assistant House Minority Leader Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) received word on Tuesday that she has been appointed to the Underrepresented Groups in Academia Task Force.   In addition to this appointment, Hammond continues to serve as Minority Spokesperson of the Higher Education Committee and as a member of the Higher Education Appropriations Committee, giving her influence…
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