SPRINGFIELD—As service members start to receive their W2’s in the mail, now is the time to prepare to file your 2011 tax returns and learn what opportunities are available for military members.
ILLINOIS—The National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) announced that the Northern Illinois Public Health Consortium has been recognized in a national competition honoring excellence in public health communication.
Ron Alms (left) from the Elburn Coop, presents Jeff Bornemann, Kane County 4-H Foundation president, a check for $1,500 as a donation match from Land O’Lakes Foundation.
SPRINGFIELD—Laboratory analysis of environmental sampling conducted by the IEMA earlier this week showed no measurable increases of radiation in the environment as a result of a steam release from the Byron Nuclear Power Plant.
DEKALB—Former Kaneland High athletic standout P.J. Fleck’s return to the pastures of Northern Illinois University football was the very definition of short-lived.
Washington, D.C.—The people of the state of Illinois suffered among the greatest number of losses in the Vietnam War, sacrificing 2,938 service-men and women in combat.
KANELAND—Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), instituted in 2003 as part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, is a measurement tool meant to ensure that every state school improve its standardized test scores in reading and mathematics each year through 2014.
One person can make a difference
Sugar Grove—In the fall of 2010, 17 students in NIU Professor Jack King’s Sociology 392: Organizing for Social Change class sat brain-storming ideas for a class project.
Agency continues to monitor plant conditions through remote monitoring system
HINCKLEY-BIG ROCK—On Jan. 27 at approximately 8:10 a.m., Kane County Sheriff’s Deputies, Sugar Grove Police, Big Rock Fire Department and Sugar Grove Fire Department responded to a report of a school bus crash on Granart Road, between Rhodes and Dugan roads in unincorporated Big Rock Township.
SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service remind the public that the service’s recent action removing federal Endangered Species Act protection for gray wolves in portions of the Midwest has changed the status of wolves in Illinois..
AURORA—Heartland Blood Centers, a nonprofit medical organization servicing 38 area hospitals, is struggling to meet the needs of patients with O Negative blood type in area hospitals.
KANE COUNTY—Super Bowl Sunday is a celebration of football; a popular day to gather and party with family and friends.
GENEVA—Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice, a nonprofit organization offering support for those with life-threatening illnesses and the bereaved, is offering a series of programs in February for those who have experienced the death of a family member or other loved one.
Batavia—The Hansen-Furnas Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit, charitable organization, announces the scholarship applications for the 2012-13 school year are now available.
Sycamore—The Arnold and Mildred Erickson Charitable Foundation, Inc., administered by The National Bank and Trust Company of Sycamore, is now accepting applications for the 2012-13 academic year.
AURORA—Children of Illinois veterans, who are enrolled or have been accepted to any University of Illinois campus (Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield), can now apply for the “Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver,” according to state Sen. Chris Lauzen (R-Aurora). The completed applications must be returned by March 1.
IEMA encourages participation in Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Feb. 7
SPRINGFIELD—More than 152,000 Illinois residents have already registered to participate in a multi-state earthquake drill, and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is encouraging even more groups and individuals to join in the second annual “Great Central U.S. ShakeOut” on Feb. 7.
CHICAGO—Illinois transportation and law enforcement officials urged motorists to prepare for winter driving conditions.
KANE COUNTY—The Kane County Healthy Places Coalition is urging homeowners to have their homes tested for the presence of this odorless, tasteless and colorless gas as part of National Radon Awareness Month.