TONIGHT: Mostly clear. Low: 63. Winds: Light South.
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IEMA Facebook Page
Learn disaster preparedness tips as IEMA honors National Preparedness Month!
Jacksonville Police and CrimeStoppers Phone Numbers
Early Saturday morning, police found a baby in a dumpster in Jacksonville. Ifanyone has any information please contact the Jacksonville Police Department at217-479-4630 or CrimeStoppers at 217-243-7300.
1. To be eligible to participate inthis contest, entrants must be U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or olderand reside in the WICS/WRSP viewing area.
2. Current and former employees ofSinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc., Sinclair Televisionof Illinois, LLC, and any other company which owns, programs, or provides otherservices to television broadcast station WICS/WRSP (collectively, the Station),WCCU,WICD, WBUI, Friendly Chevrolet of Springfield, IL (the Sponsor), OddsOnPromotions (OOP), International Hole in One Association d/b/a OOP, EverestNational Insurance Company (the Insurer), their affiliated companies,advertising and promotion agencies, any and all local television broadcast andcable stations, local radio and other media companies, the agents, successors,or assignees, and the immediate family members of each are ineligible. The termimmediate family includes spouses, grandparents, parents, siblings, childrenand grandchildren.
3. This contest is for amateursonly. Current or former professional or semi-professional football, soccer, orrugby players and coaches who have played or coached at that level anywhere inthe world are ineligible to enter. Current or former Olympic, collegiate orjunior collegiate, or high school football, soccer, or rugby players, coaches,or club members and coaches who have played or coached at that level anywherein the world within the past five (5) years are ineligible.
a) No purchase is necessary toenter. Qualified entrants may enter once per IP address.
b) To enter, log onto www.wics.com or www.foxillinois.comto complete an online entry form with your name, address, telephone number,birth date, email address, and click Submit. No mechanically reproduced orcompleted entries will be accepted.
c) The contest starts on August 30,2014, and ends the sooner of (i) October 24, 2014, or (ii) when a qualifyingparticipant successfully completes the kick attempt (the ContestPeriod). All entries must be received by Station by 12:00 p.m. (noon) CDTon each Thursday during the contest period to be eligible for the weekly qualifierdrawing. Station is not responsible forlost, late, or misdirected entries, printing errors, server unavailability,computer, or any other electronic malfunction.
d) All entries received that aremutilated, tampered with, incorrect, illegible, or from ineligible entrantswill be void. All entries become the property of Sinclair Broadcast Group,Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc., and the Station, and will not be acknowledgedor returned.
e) Each Thursday during the ContestPeriod, one (1) qualifier and one(1) alternate qualifier willbe selected by random drawing from among valid entries (the alternate qualifier will only participate if the qualifiercannot be notified or does not appear at the football game). The qualifier and alternate qualifier (collectively,the Participant) must be available to appear in person at the Friday Night Blitz Game of theWeek (the Event) to compete the kick attempt (the Attempt). Participant must be present to attempt to winprize.
f) Participant will be notified by telephoneand/or email. Before attending theEvent, Participant must provide his/her correct name, address and telephonenumber to Station within twenty four (24) hours of notification. If Participant cannot be notified within 24hours, or is unable to attend the Event, then the Participant shall bedisqualified, the Attempt will be cancelled, and another Participant will notbe chosen. If the Event is cancelled orpostponed, then the Attempt will be cancelled.
f) The eligible Participant willhave the opportunity to win a 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 by kicking or punting a football into the bed of a truck atthe Event. Details about the time andlocation to appear will be provided to the Participant.
g) The Participant will be requiredto show picture identification and complete and sign the Contest Agreement To Participatein the 40 Yard Challenge football kick Attempt, which will be videotaped. Station reserves the right to examineadditional identification and may choose to accept or deny the Attempt based onthe identification presented.
h) TheParticipant is not permitted any practice, warm-up, or qualifying kicks at anytime after his/her notification of participation in this promotion until theactual prize Attempt.
i) At theEvent, theParticipant is permitted one (1) attempt to successfully kick or a punt aregulation High School, NCAA, NFL, or Arena football from a minimum distance offorty (40) yards, on the fly, and make it come to rest without bouncing out,into the bed of a standard sized (or smaller) pick-up truck. In order for the Attempt to be successful andvalid:
1. Thetruck must be placed sideways, so that the bed faces the Participantlengthwise, which removes the opportunity of the cab acting as a backstop.
2. The bed of the pickup truck must beempty prior to each kick. Nothing may be inserted into the bed of the pickuptruck to deaden the bounce of the football.
3. No part of theParticipants body or clothing may come into contact with the demarcation lines/spotsprior to kicking or punting the ball. Any such contact shall constitute a fouland the prize attempt shall be considered missed.
j) The eligibility of the Attempt issubject to the NCAA and/or NFL rules of football. In the event of a conflict, NCAA rules will prevail.
1. The Participant may win a 2014 ChevySilverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ 4x4 truck (with black paint and black leatherinterior) valued at $45,000, upon successfully kicking orpunting a football into the bed of a pickup truck at the Event. Winner, if any, will be notified in person atthe Event. Winner must sign and return arelease and affidavit of eligibility, which must be received within five (5)days of the Event, at the time winner claims his/her prize in person at theStation. Awarding the prize is contingenton approval and investigation by Insurer, which may take more than eight (8)weeks. Truck add-ons, maintenance,gasoline, insurance, miscellaneous fees, taxes, tags, registration, or anyother items or expenses are not included.
2. In the event of a winner, if suchwinner does not timely sign and return the release and affidavit ofeligibility, proof of insurance, or any other documents required by the Sponsoror Insurer, then the prize will be forfeited, and the prize will remain theproperty of the Insurer.
4. There will be no substitutions orcash alternatives for any prize except at the sole discretion of Station. The Station has the right to substitute aprize of similar value. No transfer or assignment of prizes is allowed.
5. In the event of a winner, winner isresponsible for paying all local, county, state and federal taxes on prizesbased on the estimated retail value of the prizes as set forth in these rules. Winner must complete and sign a Form W-9.
6. Sinclair Television of Illinois,LLC, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., and Sinclair Television Group, Inc. arenot liable if the provider of any part of the prize fails to satisfy itsobligations to furnish its portion of the prize.
7. Sinclair Television of Illinois,LLC, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., and Sinclair Television Group, Inc. arenot responsible for any liability arising directly or indirectly from the awardor use of the prize.
8. In participating in this contest,you acknowledge that Sinclair Television of Illinois, LLC, Sinclair BroadcastGroup, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc., Friendly Chevrolet, OOP, andInsurer have the right to publicize your name, character, likeness, photograph,voice and the fact that you are the winner for promotional purposes withoutfinancial remuneration.
1. Odds of participating depend onthe number of valid entries received. Odds of winning are 100 to 1.
2. Complete contest rules areavailable Monday through Friday during normal business hours at WICS/WRSP, 2680East Cook Street, Springfield, IL 62703, and on the Stations website www.wics.com or www.foxillinois.com.
3. For a list of participants andany winner, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to WICS/WRSP, 2680East Cook Street, Springfield, IL 62703, by November 21, 2014.
4. This contest is subject to allapplicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. SinclairBroadcast Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc., Sinclair Television ofIllinois, LLC, OOP, Insurer, and Friendly Chevrolet accept no responsibility orliability in connection with any injuries, losses or damages of any kind causedby or resulting from the acceptance, possession or use of any prize awardedhereunder.
5. Station cannot be held liable forany lost or stolen entries, prizes, or contest information.
6. Station reserve the right to make rules andcontest changes, and change the aforementioned contest dates.
If you are in danger, please:
Call Dove - 217-423-2238
The National Domestic Violence Hotline - (800) 799-SAFE
Legacy For Leadership Golf Outing
Legacy For Leadership Golf Outing will raise money for the Girl Scouts of central Illinois.
Canapes at the Old State Capitol
Fundraising event to help raise money for the Old State Capitol ahead of Illinois' bicentennial!
"No Veteran Walks Alone"
Learn more about an Army vet's coast-to-coast walk.
Medical Marijuana Advisory Board
Learn how you can fill out an application to sit on Illinois' medical marijuana advisory board.
DHS Cooling Centers
Find the closest place to escape the heat through the Illinois Department of Human Services.
2015 Events: LincolnIllinois.com for more information
Light up the night for Peyton & Zoe!
Learn more about a memorial service for two siblings in Cass County, who lost their lives last year.
Schnucks Settlement Website
Learn more about the deal for millions of credit and debit card accounts, potentially hacked between December 2012 and March 2013.
NAACP Champaign County // Ferguson, MO Trip
NAACP President: Patricia Avery
Group leaving at 8 a.m. Sunday, 8/17 for a 3 p.m. rally at Greater Grace Church in St. Louis, MO.
Contact Avery for more information.
Dairy Queen Miracle Treats
Find a list of participating Dairy Queens here
If you feel vulnerable and potentially suicidal, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Other resources can be found through the Mental Health Center of Central Illinois.
St. Mary's AED Grant Program
Organizations can apply to receive an automated external defibrillator, or AED.
St. Mary's Hospital will also train organizations in CPR and the use of AEDs.
Canine Dock Jumping
Register your furry friend to play and compete with Ultimate Air Dogs at the State Fair!
The Shoe Closet is a program that will provide shoes for over 50 kids in local shelters.
click on either link to donate, or to learn more information.
Historic Sites Reduce Operating Hours
The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency says it will have to reduce its operating hours at 13 historic sites after Labor Day because its budget was cut was 19 percent. The affected sites:
-- Dana-Thomas House (Springfield), open Thursday through Sunday instead of five days a week.
-- David Davis Mansion (Bloomington), open Wednesday through Saturday instead of five days a week.
-- Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices (Springfield), closing for renovation.
-- Lincoln Log Cabin (Lerna), open Thursday through Sunday instead of five days a week (starting Oct. 1).
-- Lincoln's New Salem (Petersburg), open Wednesday through Sunday instead of five days a week.
-- Lincoln Tomb (Springfield), open Wednesday through Saturday instead of five days a week.
-- Old State Capitol (Springfield), open Wednesday through Saturday instead of five days a week.
-- Vachel Lindsay Home (Springfield), open afternoons only Thursday through Saturday, instead of five full days a week.
Memorial 5k Registration
Sign up for Memorial Hospital's annual 5k benefit here. Proceeds go to kidney and pancreas transplant patients.
To submit a tip online: www.morganscottcrimestoppers.webs.com
Or Call Crimestoppers at 243-7300
Or Text 274637 (CRIMES): The first word of the text tip must be "payout".
Run4Raley -- Mitochondrial Research
"Run4Raley is dedicated to Raley Lynn Kirby, who was born with a mitochondrial disorder that ended up taking her life. She was a day shy of being 7 weeks old, much too young to have to endure what she did.
All proceeds from Run4Raley are donated to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation in memory of Raley."
School Supply Donation
Abandoned Kittens Rescue
To help the four kittens found outside a Walgreens in Jacksonville, contact Dog P.E.N. rescue shelter.
Lois Lerner's emails
Read in her own words what a former top IRS official thought of Republicans and conservatives during the targeting scandal of 2011.
IL State Fair
Find information on the IL State Fair, or download the new mobile app.
About 883,000 Sedans are under recall because of a transmission problem, that could cause the car to be in a different gear than the one displayed.
FINAL DATE TO APPLY: JULY 27, 2014 AT 11:00 PM CST
APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE TO REGULAR
EMPLOYEES AND THE PUBLIC
Sangamon County Farm Bureau
Learn more about the various events every month, hosted by the Sangamon County Farm Bureau.
Champaign Red Cross
Call the Red Cross to learn how you can help the family of five who lost their home to a fire Sunday afternoon.
Illinois Winter Deer Hunting
Learn which counties in Illinois will -- and will not -- late-winter deer hunting.
Danielle Loftus - Believe in Miracles 5K Run/Walk
For information on the Danielle Loftus 5K Run/Walk and for updates on Danielle's progress, click on the link.
Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF2) is a USDA-wide effort to carry out President Obama's commitment to strengthening local and regional food systems.
A surge in consumer demand for locally-produced food is creating jobs and opportunity throughout rural America.
Make My Non-Profit Run Better
Vote for your favorite of 206 non-profits from Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin to win a $15,000 technology makeover or 14 other runner up prize from RK Dixon and Premier.
First Student, Inc.
Fill out an application to become a part-time school bus driver in Springfield!
Mental Health Employment Program
The Individual Placement & Support Program (IPS) helps Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois (MHCCI) clients find jobs.
The Millers' Move to Africa
Learn about a local couple's plan to move to Africa for a mission trip!
Veterans' Employment Resources
Resources compiled by the IL Department of Veterans' Affairs
Unwanted Agrichemical Collection
The Illinois Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Public Health and with funding from the US EPA, annually conducts agricultural/structural pesticide clean sweep program collections for the residents of various counties in the state, depending on the availability of funds.
Illinois Job Link
Check out the thousands of jobs posted on Illinois' hiring board!
Jacksonville American Legion
Needs community support to help fund repairs to keep the doors open past August 2014.
Capital City Celebration
Details for the Springfield Capital City Celebration on July 3-5.
Graco Car Seat Recall
Learn which car seats are being recalled because of tricky harnesses making it difficult to get kids out.
Taylorville July 4 Fireworks Detours
Because of the ongoing spillway bridge replacement, people heading to the July 4 fireworks show at the Lake Taylorville marina should consult this map and set of directions before going.
Car Seat Safety Check
You must schedule an appointment.
Call toll free at 866-247-0213
Safety Seat Fitting occurs every Monday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Bark for Your Park contest
Help the proposed Barker Park in Springfield become a reality! Vote in this contest twice a day through July 31st. The winning city will receive $100,000 for a dog park. Four second-place prizes worth $25,000 will also be awarded.
Summer STEAM Program
The Springfield Boys and Girls Club will be hosting a camp designed to teach kids and keep them off the streets.
Resources To Prevent Summer Learning Loss
Click on A-Z Index for information on summer reading programs, free summer activities, and summer camps.
Truck Driver Films Run-in with State Trooper
This State Trooper pulled over a truck driver after he honked at the officer for speeding. The officer threatened to ticket him for "Illegal Use of Horn," until he realized, he was being taped.
Naloxone Distribution Program in Decatur
Click link for contact information.
Call in your tip: 788-8427
Text tip: TIP672
Meet "Pig" The Dog
It's impossible not to stare and for some it's impossible not to chuckle at this lovable little pup.
Private Co-op Offers Rural Water Service
If you live outside a city water district, consistent water quality isn't always a guarantee. But for a few rural neighborhoods east of Springfield, that could change soon.
It's all thanks to phase two of construction by Round Prairie Water Co-op, a private water service started by rural residents in 2008.
Their first phase laid down nearly 24 miles of water main, supplying 220 homes. Now they're asking other areas east of Springfield to sign up by July 1st if they'd like to be a part of phase two.
Help Bring Their Pet Goats Home
Kaitlyn Heffren of Lincoln, IL is petition city government for the right to keep her pygmy goats at her home, which lies within city limits. Sign your name on this petition.
Check if your Honda vehicle was recalled by typing in the VIN#
Find out if your GM vehicle was recalled by typing in your VIN#
Riding With A Reason // 147 Million Orphans
Three students are riding across country to raise $50,000 to build a school in Honduras.
"Fresh Press" // Agri-Fiber Paper Making Lab at the University of Illinois
The lab uses crop waste, or post-harvest, materials to make eco-friendly paper.
Old Jacksonville Rd left on Link Rd (Berlin)
Old Jacksonville Rd left on Waverly/Plains blacktop.
Wabash Ave. (Rte. 54) to New Berlin
Veteran's Parkway to Old Jacksonville Rd.
Register to Vote Online
The State Board of Elections is providing online voter registrations for the first time. Click the link to fill out your application. You will need your driver's license and the last four digits of your Social Security Number.
Sangamon County Fair Schedule
Click Link to find out more information.
Local History Website Unveiled
The Sangamon County Historical Society revealed a new website today.
SangamonLink.org contains more than 500 articles about Sangamon area history from as early as the 1600s. Articles discuss cultural, business, political, and even weather history.
Mike Kienzler, the site editor said, "We believe a knowledge of history helps people understand how they got where they are and prepares them better for the future. There have been many great stories in the last 200 years of Sangamon County... and there will be more."
Anyone can engage on the site by reading, commenting, and submitting articles.
Winners for the wine competition held at Lincoln Land Community College will be announced and listed on this website by Friday.
Winners will compete at the Illinois State Fair in August.
Energy Saving Tips:
Close all blinds in the house to block out the sun.
Don't use your dryer because it lets out cold air and brings in hot air.
Use fans to circulate air.
For more information about the Driver Safety class or to register for this class, please contact Margie Muehlebach at 217-464-2046.
Champaign County Search and Rescue Team
From Sheriff's Office Website:
Champaign County Sheriff Dan Walsh and Champaign County Emergency Management Agency have joined their respective agencies together to establish a county-wide Search and Rescue Team. The end goal is to train teams of volunteers to be at the ready to perform search and rescue of persons, assist in the recovery of bodies, assist Law Enforcement with evidence recovery, support disaster area operations and promote safety.
If you have questions, want to volunteer as a member or have resources that could be utilized please send an email to SearchAndRescueInfo@co.champaign.il.us.
YMCA Summer Camps
The Springfield YMCA runs 11 weeks worth of half-day and full-day summer camps. Prices range from $80 to $150 with discounts available for YMCA members. Scholarships are available as well.
10th SOHO Music Festival
The 10th annual SOHO music festival runs Friday, Jun 6 through Saturday June, 7. Festival will also include a 10k run, a disc golf tournament and a World Record attempt at the largest rock band.
Summer Basketball Leagues and Springfield Urban League Programs
Basketball summer leagues are held Monday's at the Boys and Girls Club in Springfield for high school kids starting at 6 PM; Tuesday's at the Boys and Girls Club in Springfield for middle school kids starting at 6 PM; and Wednesday's at Lanphier High School for youth 18 and older starting at 6 PM.
Click here for more information about the upcoming summer programs with Springfield Urban League.
Walk in the Gardens ofHistoric Homes
Sunday, June 8, 2014
1 to 4 pm
Dana-Thomas House located at 301 E. Lawrence Avenue
The Elijah IlesHouse located at 628 S. 7th Street
Dean HomeHeirloom Garden located at Lincoln Home Historic Site, 413South Eighth St.
All homes willalso be open for tours.
University ofIllinois Extension Master Gardener volunteers will be stationed throughout thegardens to answer questions regarding plant selection and care. Volunteers atthe Dana Thomas House will point out the themes of the home, and how Susan Lawrence Dana and Frank Lloyd Wright lives and careersrelate to design and planting decisions.
Event is free andopen to the public.
The Elijah IlesHouse Foundation
University ofIllinois Extension Logan-Menard-Sangamon Unit
For more information:
Parents Guide to Bullying
A full list of signs and other resources for parents on how to handle the topic of bullying with your kids.
Village of Rochester Alert System
Sign up for alerts.
Washington Dog Park Proposal
For more information on supporting the Washington Dog Park proposal, click on the above link.
If you 'd like to get involved with those against the proposed dog park, email KNOXY1958@YAHOO.COM.
Springfield Urban League Summer Activities
Community Building Anti-Violence Summer Basketball & Health Awareness Kick Off
Wednesday, June 4 at 6 PM at Lanphier High School
Free Fishing Clinic at Washington Park
Thursday, June 5
8-Week Literacy Program
- Includes breakfast, lunch, snack
- Field Trips
- Enriching youth through reading
For more information about any of these programs, contact Larry Hemmingway, Jr. at (217) 553-9582.
Illinois Free Fishing Days
Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair, Pere Marquette State Park, Grafton, IL, 10 am -4 pm
Kids Fishing Derby, Weldon Springs State Park, Clinton, IL, 9:00 am
Kids Fishing Derby at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, Marion, IL, 8 am
Kids Fishing Derby, Oakwood Bottoms/Shawnee National Forest, Grand Tower, IL,7:30 am
Youth/Women Wingshooting Clinics, Des Plaines State Fish and Wildlife Area,Wilmington, IL,
A Taste of Archeology for Teens, Dickson Mounds Museum, Lewistown, IL, 8 am -3:30 pm
Youth/Women Wingshooting Clinic, Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish andWildlife Area, Chandlerville, IL
Owls Program - Hunters of the Night, Cache River Visitor Center, Cache RiverState Natural Area, Cypress, IL, 1-3 pm
Lockport Canal Days, Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery, Lockport, IL
More than Bows-N-Arrows Father's Day Event, Dickson Mounds Museum, Lewistown,IL
Nature Adventure for Kids, Dickson Mounds Museum, Lewistown, IL
Youth/Women Wingshooting Clinic, St. Charles Sportsmen's Club, Elburn, IL
Celebrate the Summer Solstice, Dickson Mounds Museum, Lewistown, IL, 6-7:30 am
Hike for Your Health, Beall Woods State Park, Mt. Carmel, IL, 10 am - Noon
Memorial Open Water Swim Benefit, Lincoln Trail State Park, Marshall, IL
Nature Explorers Camp for Kids, Dickson Mounds Museum, Lewistown, IL
Springfield Clinic's Mission: Give 75
From Springfield Clinic:
Mission: GIVE75 is open to any non-profit or charitable organization in central Illinois, with a proven track record of service, and that contributes to the health, wellness, fitness or overall quality of life to those in Springfield Clinics service region. Nominations can be made by staff, volunteers or the general public and will only be accepted through an online form.
Each month in 2014, Springfield Clinic representatives will select a recipient from the nominations received and donate items from the recipients wish list. Springfield Clinic will host a unique presentation for the recipient each month.
National Park Foundations' "Ticket To Ride" Program
Click the link to learn more about the "Ticket to Ride" program and ways to support this and the other National Park Foundation programs.
Same Sex Marriage Licenses - Sangamon County
Those couples wishing to be married by a judge on June 1st must make an appointment in advance by calling (217) 753-6366.
Ball Charter Replanting Garden Information
Ball Charter School's garden was vandalized over the weekend. Now they need help replanting. Contact Mandy Saia for details.
2530 Ash Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Spotlight 20: 42nd Street
The little theatre on the square
Willow Park Donations
They still need help paying off some of the playground equipment! Here's how to help.
Funds should be directed to:
Fifth Third Bank
Attn: Willow Park Fund
200 E. Jefferson Ave. Effingham, IL 62401
For more information, Contact DeAnna McWilliams at 217-663-3137
Brian McMillen Memorial Run/Walk
ISP Trooper McMillen was tragically killed in the line of duty at the age of 24 by an intoxicated driver on October 28, 2007, while responding to a request for assistance by a local officer. Trooper McMillen was assigned to District 9 Patrol in Springfield after having just graduated from the ISP Academy nine months earlier. During his college years, Trooper McMillen attended LLCC and worked in the Veteran's Affairs Office, and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois-Springfield. Trooper Brian McMillen was a decorated veteran having served as a Technical Sergeant in the Illinois Air National Guard's 183rd Security Forces Squadron Fighter Wing, where he participated in overseas deployments to Saudi Arabia, Romania, and Italy. Trooper McMillen was an athlete and devoted runner. The Lincoln Land Community College Veterans Club keeps his legacy of service alive by honoring his accomplishments with the Brian McMillen Memorial Run/Walk. Proceeds from the event provide financial support to veterans attending LLCC through the Brian McMillen Veterans Scholarship Fund. Registered Run/Walk participants can choose to walk 1-mile or run in the 5K/10K races.
ISP Trooper McMillen was tragically killed in the line of duty at the age of 24 by an intoxicated driver on October 28, 2007, while responding to a request for assistance by a local officer. Trooper McMillen was assigned to District 9 Patrol in Springfield after having just graduated from the ISP Academy nine months earlier.
During his college years, Trooper McMillen attended LLCC and worked in the Veteran's Affairs Office, and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois-Springfield.
Trooper Brian McMillen was a decorated veteran having served as a Technical Sergeant in the Illinois Air National Guard's 183rd Security Forces Squadron Fighter Wing, where he participated in overseas deployments to Saudi Arabia, Romania, and Italy.
Trooper McMillen was an athlete and devoted runner. The Lincoln Land Community College Veterans Club keeps his legacy of service alive by honoring his accomplishments with the Brian McMillen Memorial Run/Walk. Proceeds from the event provide financial support to veterans attending LLCC through the Brian McMillen Veterans Scholarship Fund.
Registered Run/Walk participants can choose to walk 1-mile or run in the 5K/10K races.
Spotlight 20: Korean War Nat'l Museum Speaker Series
KOREAN WAR NATIONAL MUSEUM SPEAKER SERIES
FEATURING DR. EDMUND WEHRLE
Spotlight 20: McMillen Run/Walk
Brian McMillen Memorial Run/Walk
Saturday, May 24
5K run/1-mile walk - $25; 10K run - $35
How to Avoid Dishonest Contractors
Madigan offered these tips to residents and businesses from being targeted by dishonest home repair contractors:
Be wary of contractors who go door to door to offer repair services. Ask for recommendations from people you know and trust and, whenever possible, use established local contractors.
Call the Attorney General's Consumer Fraud Hotline < http://illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/about/hotlines.html> and the Better Business Bureau to check out a contractor and to learn if any complaints have been filed against a particular business.
Even if there is a need to act quickly, shop around for the best deal. Get written estimates from multiple contractors, and don't be rushed into a deal.
Get all of the terms of a contract in writing, and obtain a copy of the signed contract.
Never make full payment until all the work has been completed to your satisfaction.
Never pay in cash.
Be aware that you have the right to cancel a contract within three business days if you signed it based on the contractor's visit to your home.
In the case of disaster repair, you have an additional right to cancel. If your insurance carrier denies coverage, you have the right to cancel the contract within five days of when your insurance carrier denies your coverage.
Madigan also reminded consumers that the Illinois Home Repair and Remodeling Act requires contractors to furnish customers with written contracts for any repair or remodeling work costing more than $1,000. A contract must be signed by both the customer and the contractor. The law also requires contractors to carry at least minimum amounts of insurance for property damage, bodily injury and improper home repair. Contractors also must provide consumers with an informational pamphlet entitled "Home Repair: Know Your Consumer Rights."
Madigan urged Illinois residents who think they have been scammed by a home repair contractor to contact her Consumer Fraud Bureau hotlines to file a complaint:
1 (800) 386-5438 Chicago
1 (800) 243-0618 Springfield
1 (800) 243-0607 Carbondale
VFW Rider Group
If you're interested in becoming a VFW motorcycle rider or joining the Veterans of Foreign Wars, email David Schafer at email@example.com or visit the group's Facebook page by clicking the above link.
The VFW Riders is open to all central Illinois VFW members and their immediate family members.
For more information call Becky Gabany at 217-788-3870.
21st Century: http://www.sps186.org/schools/matheny/21century/
Michigan Company Recalls 1.8 Million Pounds of Beef
Full list of products in the recall
Donate Time, Money to Help Baby Aris' Family
Checks or money orders payable to the Children's Organ Transplant Association, with "In Honor of Aris P" written in the memo line of the check, can be mailed to COTA at 2501 W. COTA Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403.
Celebrity Fundraiser -- Summer Youth Employment Program
Merry Ann's Diner
Monday (5/19): Downtown Champaign location from 6am-2pm
1 E. Main Street
Tuesday (5/20): Neil Street location from 6am-2pm
1510 S. Neil
100% proceeds donated to the Champaign Unit 4 Summer Youth Employment Program
Contact: Lucenda Barnes, 217.419.1918
It runs for three weeks in July. It costs $100 to $120. Kids will perform at the end of camp. There are two sessions at the same time in the same location. One is for 7th through 9th grades; the other is for 10th through 12th grade students. E-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org is the best way to get additional information.
Spotlight 20: Art of Illinois Wine Festival
Art of Illinois Wine Festival
5th and Jefferson Streets, Downtown Springfield
Saturday, May 17
11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Springfield Sliders Need Host Families
Find out how to become a host family and get information on tickets!
SATURDAY, MAY 17TH
NOON TO 10PM
ON CAPITOL BETWEEN 4TH AND 6TH STREETS
Bark for Your Park Washington Dog Park Contest
Vote Springfield, Bark for your Park!
The winner of the "Bark for Your Park" contest will win $100,000 to build a PetSafe dog park and four other cities will also receive a $25,000 prize. Finalist cities will be selected based on availability of land, civic leader support, and number of votes
The 53rd International Carillon Festival is June 4-8, 2014. For information on the event or contact information so you can donate to the fireworks show, visit the website.
Area residents will be ableto recycle unused electronics, small household appliances and many other itemsat a Recycling Event on May 10, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at the FirstUnited Methodist Church located at 2941 South Koke Mill Road in Springfield.
This is an opportunity to getrid of unused and obsolete items, while also helping the environment. Inaddition to old computers, printers, VCRs and other electronics, communitygroups will be on hand to accept other items.
Items that can be brought tothe Recycling Event are:
Accepted Electronics:Cables, CableBoxes, Cash Registers, Cellular Phones, Computers, Computer Peripherals,Computer Parts, Copiers, Cords, CRT Monitors, DVD Players, External drives (allTypes), Fax/ Scanners, Keyboards, Laptops, LCD Monitors, Mouse, MP3/IPods/etc.,Networking Equipment, PDAs, Printers, Printer Cartridges, Toner Cartridges,Projectors, Satellite Dishes, Servers, Stereos, TVs, Typewriters, UPS Units(Uninterrupted Power Supplies), VCRs, Video Game Consoles
Accepted HouseholdItems: Blenders(Without Glass), Bread makers, Cameras, Carpet sweepers (corded orRechargeable), Coffee makers (Without Glass), Clocks, Curling Irons, Electricknives, Electric Tooth brushes, Fans, Food sealing equipment, Fryers, Haircutters, Hair dryers, Heaters, Holiday Lights, Irons, Land line Phones,Massagers, Metal tools (drills, screwdrivers, small saws, sanders, etc.),Microwaves, Mixers, Remotes, Radios, Shaving equipment, Toaster Ovens,Vacuumcleaner (without bag)
Non-Accepted Items: Ballasts, Capacitors, Freon ContainingItems, Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers, Gas Cylinders, Light Bulbs, Liquids,Items containing Liquids, Household Batteries (AA, AAA, D, C), LithiumBatteries, Medical Equipment (Any material that is considered or has come incontact with biohazard or radioactive material),VHS Cassette Tapes , Largeappliances, such as Refrigerators, Dish Washers, Stoves, Washers/Dryers
Items accepted bycommunity organizations: HearingAids, Eye Glasses, Keys, Flags, Prescription Drugs, Ink Cartridges, CellPhones, Newspapers, Magazines
Illinois Products Farmers Market
For more information about the market, including a list of vendors and their products, a schedule of musical entertainment, visiting wineries and food trucks, cooking demos, kids' activities and the Springfield Clinic "Recipe of the Week," click the above link.
Komen Race for the Cure
2014 Inaugural Komen Springfield Race for the Cure
Friday, May 16, 2014
Illinois State Capitol
5:00 p.m. Activities Begin
8:15 p.m. Pink Fireworks over State Capitol
Illinois Products Farmers Market
ILLINOIS PRODUCTS FARMERS MARKET
ILLINOIS STATE FAIRGROUNDS
Start Seeing Motorcycles
Information on motorcycle safety and awareness. Details on free motorcycle training courses.
APL Fundraiser for Homeless Pets
Upscale Collectible Sale
Saturday, May 17
8 to 11:30 a.m.
2937 West White Oaks in Springfield.
proceeds benefiting APL's homeless dogs and cats
I-Cash Comes to central Illinois
May 6 Springfield - 3601 Wabash Ave.
May 8 Mt. Zion - 1645 State Hwy. 121
May 13 Lincoln - 303 Pulaski St.
May 15 Quincy - 706 Main St., at Peoples Prosperity Bank, a division of Town and Country Bank
May 20 Springfield - 2601 N. Dirksen Pkwy.
Eisenhower Pool Hours
The city's indoor pool will stay open through the summer this year. It has lap swimming, swim classes, aqua aerobics and a diving pool.
Information on CeaseFire
CeaseFire is a local peace group made possible by volunteers and the work of the Springfield Urban League. To find out more call the Springfield Urban League at 217-789-0830
Childrens Miracle Networkfundraising campaign
Donate at any Springfield or central Illinois Walmarts
May 1-June 11
Donations of any amount " all funds stay local
Phone Number: Childrens Miracle Network " 217 544-5437
Upper Story Tour
Ticket information for the 15th annual Upper Story Tour put on by Downtown Springfield Inc.
Be Prepared: Prepare-a-Thon
Tips on how you can create a severe weather plan for your home or business
Spring Open House: Perfect Pair Antiques
Annual Flea Market Flip Contest: Winner receives 500.00!
Where: The Perfect Pair Antiques 266 N State Rt 121 Warrensburg,IL
When: May 2nd and 3rd
Time: 10:00 to 5:00 (both days)
Phone Number: (w) 217-672-8822 (c) 217-855-6165
2nd Annual Cancer Fundraiser
2nd Annual Cancer Fundraiser
Saturday, May 3, 2014
10 a.m."10 p.m.
407 E. Lake Shore Dr. Springfield, IL
Entry fee $5.00
Proceeds donated to Simmons Cancer Institute
Volleyball and Bocce Ball Tournament
DJ music in the afternoon
Big Daddy Jasper from 6-10 p.m.
Silent Auction, Raffles and 50/50 drawing
For more info contact: Frank 306-1868, or Paula 899-3553, or Tim 341-2016
Donate to Willow Park - In Memorial of Willow Long
Community members in the Village of Watson are building a park as a memorial for 7-year-old Willow Long, who died in September 2013. To donate to the Willow Park Fund, send donations to the following.
Fifth Third Bank
Attn: Willow Park Fund
200 E Jefferson AveEffingham IL 62401
Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccination Information
More information on measles:
Click the above link for more information on flood insurance through the federal government and to find out if you live in a high-risk area.
Great Cloth Diaper Change
Learn more about how you can help be apart of history this weekend!
21st Annual Fly-in/Drive-in
Learn more about the Pancake & Sausage Breakfast - May 3 & 4th
Find out how you can take part of April 30th's National Day of Preparedness
Are you missing property? Click here to find out!
Springfield Congregations Raise Money for Guatemalan Church
The iWorship Center and Abundant Faith Christian Center are raising money to build a church in Guatemala. This is the web page for their combined Easter celebration.
IRS Investigation E-Mails
Protect the Melon Campaign (Bike Helmets)
Jacksonville Bike Helmet Giveaway
Drive Alive Smart Phone App
Earn cash for driving safe.
Preparing Students for College & Careers
Preparing Our Students for College & Careers
Where: Southeast High School
When: April 22, 2014 Tuesday
Time: 6 to 7:30pm
Multiple Sclerosis Clinic
Click here to learn more about the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic in Springfield and its first ever 5k.
Motorcycle Safety Events
Share the Spirit
Help give free shoes to students in need.
Summer Fellowship for Science Teachers
Click here for the application..
ST. BALDRICK'S FOUNDATION...SHAVE A HEAD FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH
Click to learn more about childhood cancer research and to find out how you can donate. You can also find out how one shaved head will benifit a child with cancer.
Most Compact Cities Study
The anti-sprawl group Smart Growth America's 2014 study of urban sprawl. Champaign-Urbana and Springfield rank in Top 10 of "Most Compact, Connected Metro Areas."
Crimestoppers Hotline: 217-788-8427
Text Message Hotline TIP672 and your message, send message to CRIMES
Athena Award Nominee Forms
You have until May 15th to submit who you feel should be nominated for the Athena Award. This goes to someone dedicated to mentoring, encouraging and helping women to realize their leadership potential.
Click on link above for the to submit your nomination.
Illinois River Flood Levels
Information on preparing for an emergency: http://www.illinois.gov/ready/plan/Pages/familyplan.aspx
A benefit to help the family of a young infant with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH).
In Ashlynn, her intestines and stomach are pushing her heart out of place.
Information on Cease Fire: http://cureviolence.org/community-partners/illinois-partners/
Information on the Springfield Urban League: http://www.springfieldul.org/
Find out how you can volunteer or attend their upcoming World's Fair on April 26.
Purple Day- Promote Epilepsy Awareness
Purple Day was founded in 2008, by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada, with the help of the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia (EANS). Cassidy chose the color purple because in some cultures the lavender flower is often associated with solitude, which is representative of the feelings of isolation many people affected by epilepsy and seizure disorders often feel. Cassidy's goal is for people with epilepsy everywhere to know they are not alone.
Ban Bossy Campaign
A partnership between Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg and Girl Scouts of USA -- "Ban Bossy" encourages girls to lead. The campaign strives to eliminate the word "bossy" to build the confidence of young girls nationwide.
If you missed the Get Covered Illinois event at Lincoln Land Community College in Jacksonville call 217-245-8371 to schedule an appointment. Or, click on the link for more information.
It's a sure sign that spring is on the way when the IDNR begins to prepare for prescribed burns.
This method of nature and fire management keeps natural areas healthy and safe.
For more information on which sites are taking part in prescribed burns you can call the IDNR or visit the state park's website.
If you live in Cass County and are looking for information on how to get covered under the Affordable Care Act contact:
331 South Main Street
Virginia, IL, 62691
217-452-3057 ex. 314
8590 St. Luke's Drive
Beardstown, IL, 62618
217-323-2182 ex. 312
District 186: Middle School Preview Night
Franklin Middle School
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Grant Middle School
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Jefferson Middle School
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Lincoln Magnet School
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Washington Middle School
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Pinhole Leaks in Water Pipes
Information from the U.S. E.P.A. regarding pitting and pinholes in leaking copper water pipes.
Donate to Family of 6 That Lost Everything in House Fire
The Calhoun Family of Petersburg can use any generosity that you can afford. They lost everything in a house fire in last February, but managed to get their four kids out in time.
There is an account set up at Athens State Bank in Petersburg under Brittany Calhoun for monetary donations, but the bank will also take other donations and make sure they get to the family. Any location will take the donations.
Their needs include everything from the bare necessities to sheets, bedding, pillows, children's toys, kitchen appliances, and clothes.
Boys wear size 10-12 clothes and 3.5 and 4 shoes.
Girls wear size 6-7 clothes and 13.5 and 1 shoes.
Brittany wears 2X shirts, 20 pants, and size 8.5 shoes.
Tom wears XL shirts, 36x32 pants, and 8.5 shoes.
Help the Victims of the Riverton Fatal Fire
Clothing donations are being accepted at Riverton Elementary School. If you'd like to donate please call the school ahead of time at 217-629-6001. They are looking for clothes for the father, who is in his late 20's. He wears a size 30-32 pants and a large T-shirt. They are also looking for clothes and shoes for a 9-year-old who is severely autistic. He wears a size 10 slim pants, a youth large and a 5/6 in shoes. Clothing should not have buttons or zippers. Athletic wear works best and so do Velcro shoes.
Become a Foster Family at the Animal Protective League
The APL is in need of 30 or more foster families before the spring season.
Sermon from Rev. Dr. Eric Hansen, discussing issues of self defense, including concealed carry.
Gifford "Needs Assessment"
Thursday, March 6th 8:00 " 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 " 8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 7th 8:00 " 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 " 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 8th 10:00 a.m. " 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 9th 1:00 " 5:00 p.m.
How do I get an appointment?
There are a number of ways including:
Call ahead to schedule your appointment
Make an appointment before or after the Gifford Community Meeting on
Tuesday,March 4th at 7:00 p.m.
Walk-in appointments may also be available.
To make an appointment or ask any questions, please contact Pastor Lisa Wiedman, Gifford United Methodist Church, at (217) 898-8403.
For more information on the process of getting a concealed carry license.
IL-97 at New Salem where water is over the pavement
Historic US-66 at Auburn (the brick road), which is closed due to high water
Old US-36 between Riverton and Illiopolis has several areas where water is running across the road.
IL-54 west of Buffalo Hart
IL-97, just east of the IL-125 junction
IL-125 between IL-97 and Pleasant Plains
Funds to Help Satchine, Boy from Guyana
Springfield First Church of the Nazarene has taken in a ten-year old boy from Guyana. They are raising funds to help him. They can be deposited into an account at Marine Bank.
Vehicle Dependability Study
Vehicle Dependability Study: http://autos.jdpower.com/ratings/2014-VDS-Press-Release.htm
Toyota Recall: http://www.toyota.com/owners/web/pages/resources/recalls
General Motors Recall: https://my.gm.com/web/portal/recalls
Affordable Housing Programs
Loan assistance programs from the Illinois Housing Development Authority, including the "Welcome Home Heroes" program.
Car Seat Safety Guidelines
Car Seat Safety Checkup Event:
Sherman Fire Department
Wednesday, February 19th
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
2215 E. Andrew Rd.
Sherman, IL 62684
Trained Car Seat Technicians will be there
150 Years of Friendship
Website telling the history of President Lincoln and Mexican President Benito Juarez, and the 150 year relationship that started between Mexico and Illinois.
Get Covered America
Organization working to help residents sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplaces.
County Health Rankings
More information about county health rankings and how they are determined.
The Real Monuments Men
Gifford Food Pantry
Food Pantry Hours:
Sunday 11:30 AM to 1 PM
Tuesday and Thursday 3 to 7 PM
Saturday 10 AM to 1 PM
Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
For more information on educational events and free HIV testing locations.
If you suspect a fraudulent transaction is being committed upon an elderly person, please call the Elder Fraud Hotline at:
SMTD PASSENGER INFORMATION: (217) 522-5531
Illinois Education Funding Advisory Committee
Bipartisan committee of lawmakers providing recommendations to change the formula for state aid to schools.
Home Schooling in Illinois
Information on home schooling in Illinois from the Illinois State Board of Education.
Rolens Brothers Music Needs Your Vote for Grant
The small Springfield music store Rolens Brothers is asking you to vote for them to win a grant from FedEx. All you need to do is click here and vote. You can also like the Facebook page the company is using to drum up support; just click here and select "like".
Conservation Order Light Goose Season
Late season for Snow/Blue and Ross Geese in Illinois.
Blarney Bash for St. Patricks School
March 14-5:30-8:30 p.m. at the LRS Hangar at Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport, Springfield. Join us for a fun-filled fundraiser benefiting St. Patrick Catholic School. The bash includes a bounty of hors d'oeuvres and libations, live and silent auction, drawings and raffles, Celtic entertainment, live music by the Shenanigans, and viewing of incredible car and motorcycle collection. For the festive at heart, green attire is optional. But for those who want give it their all, a Leprechaun contest with prizes is in store.
Tickets $25/person, $40/couple, $175/table of 10.
Find out how you can help.
Get Covered America - Calculator Tool
Use the calculator tool on the website to see what affordable healthcare is available to you.
Doctor Shortage Recommendations
Click the link if you would like to read a new report on how to increase the number of health care providers in the state.
As of Friday, January 24th the Jacksonville Salvation Army was $20,000 short of its goal for the annual Tree of Light Fundraiser. This fundraiser helps the non-profit organization account for more than 25% of its budget. The money helps pay for meals, household expenses and medication for those who are in need. The Jacksonville Salvation Army needs to reach their goal by Friday, January 31st.
If you'd like to help drop off your donation to:
Jacksonville Salvation Army
331 W Douglas Avenue
Jacksonville, IL, 62650
Illinois Department of Revenue
For information on emergency rule changes for sales tax in Illinois.
Clothing and shoe donations can be taken to:
1527 E. Adams Street
*5 year old boy: 5-6 in clothes. 13 in shoes.
*4-year-old twins: 4T in clothes. 11 in shoes.
*2 year old boy: 3T in clothes. 9 in shoes.
*Adult female: Large shirt. Size 16 pants. Size 9 shoes.
January is Radon Action Month.
Find Test Kits Here:
Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program
Information on Illinois' pilot program, as well as proposed rules and how to comment.
Pew Charitable Trusts
Study on the fiscal health of states.
Heroic Age Art Center
Art Collective offering studio space for artists.
Heroic Age Studios
Film and print production studio located in Mt. Zion, Il.
For more information on the Tax Counseling Project, contact the Center for Economic Progress in Chicago at 312-630-0273, or call the toll-free statewide number at 888-827-8511. For information on the Tax Assistance Program call 312-409-1555 or 312-409-4318 (Spanish). Details are also available on the DHS website at http://dhs.state.il.us and the Department of Revenue website at http://revenue.state.il.us.
Caitlynn's Journey - CUT-A-THON
Caitlynn Riblet was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma on Dec. 18, 2013.
Her treatment began Jan. 3, 2014.
Fight Like A Girl Cut-A-Thon Fundraiser
Jan. 14, 2013
PBL High School - Little Assembly
Donations welcomed. All proceeds will go to the "Caitlynn Riblet-Caitlynn's Journey" account at Farmers Merchants National Bank in Paxton.
Click the link to download an application packet. Applicants may also contact IMUA for more information on this scholarship opportunity at 789-4632.
Click the link to download an application packet. Applicants may also contact IMUA for more information on this scholarship opportunity at 789-4632.
Saving Money on Utility Bills
Click the link or call the CUB hotline at 1-800-669-5556.
Springfield Park District
Find out what you missed at the 2014 Healthy Family Kickoff and sign up for fun upcoming events.
Illinois State Police web page for information on the concealed carry process and applying for a license.
All clubs are free and open to the public. Coupon clubs are hosted at MOST County Market/NFI stores.
Guide to the Paleo Diet
Information on what the paleo diet is and how it works.
IDOT ROad Conditions
Website for up to date state road conditions.
The deadline to apply for emergency assistance is January 27th. It's administered by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). You can apply by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) (for hearing and speech impaired); registration also can be done online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov or by smartphone or tablet at http://m.fema.gov.
Illinois Humane: Adopt A Pet
Our January "Pay It Forward" winner Rose Hutches strongly urges you to try Illinois Humane if you're looking for a new pet. Click here to be linked to the Illinois Humane website.
ISP Firearm Sales Approval Website
Starting January 1st, all firearm sales between private individuals must be approved by the Illinois State Police, by phone at 217-524-3847, or at this link.
The First Presbyterian Church of Danville AND Group Cares Housing Repair project runs from July 7-11, 2014. The deadline for homeowners to apply is January 8, 2014.
HomeOwners may contact the church for more details -- 442.0541
Repair Volunteers may contact Group Cares --
800-385-4545 OR www.groupworkcamps.org
Hope Fundraiser for Gifford
Fundraiser runs through January 2014, but sales will continue after.
Contact Jessie -- email@example.com
Child Adoption Information
Santa's on his way! Here's a website that helps you track his big midnight ride.
Blankets for the Homeless
This is an effort started by 9-year-old Allison Owens. She is looking for new or gently used blankets to give to homeless people in our area. She is also looking for materials to make blankets.
For more information contact:
Blankets can be delivered to the front office of:
Saint Aloysius Catholic School
2125 N 21st Street
Click here to see how you can vote for California Casualty's Hero of the Year nominees.
Operation Hero Miles
Donate frequent flier miles to military soldiers and their families.
ST JOSEPH WETLAND RESTORATION
ST JOSEPH WETLAND RESTORATION
EDUCATIONAL SITE FUNDRAISER
Help Washington Tornado Victims
At this time monetary donations are the most helpful way to donate. A Washington Tornado Relief Fund has been set up at Morton Community Bank to provide aid to victims of the tornado and disaster recovery and relief efforts. Donations can be made at any of the 33 branches state-wide or at Washington Community Bank, 1895 Washington Road, Washington, IL 61571. Credit Card payments will be accepted 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday by calling 309-284-1365 or 309-266-5337
For more information on the Town and Country Bank's program call 217-321-3430.
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Capitol City Arms
Springfield gun range offering concealed carry classes.
Illinois State Poice web page for more information on classes, instructors, and to apply for a permit.
Schafer Fisheries, Inc. produces an environmentally-friendly alternative to toxic fertilizers. The highly nutritional, protein-rich fertilizer is made from parts of fish caught in the Mississippi.
Faith Coalition for the Common Good
Organization monitoring High Speed Rail progress in Springfield.
Keeping Tabs on Congress
I-CITIZEN IS A MOBIL APP DESIGNED TO FIND OUT WHERE YOUR REPS STAND ON THE ISSUES THAT MATTER TO YOU AND TO LET THEM KNOW WHEN YOU STAND.
Meet the Superintendent Candidates Community Forum Question Submission
Click here for to go to submit your questions for the Wednesday, December 11th District 186 Superintendent Candidates Community Forum. The forum starts at 5:30 p.m. (not 5) in the Grant Middle School gym.
District 186 Superintendent Resume Link
Mrs. Jennifer Gill and Dr. Michael Popp are the finalists for District 186 Superintendent. You can find out more about the candidates by clicking here and selecting there respective resumes on the upper right side of the web page that surfaces.
Information on Mount Olive Teacher Strike:
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources invites you to join women from all over for a weekend full of adventurous outdoor activities. Try your hand at charting a course, calling a bird, shooting a bow, firing a shot, tying a fly, catching a fish, paddling a canoe, building a campfire or going on a photo safari. Program instructors provide a supportive, safe, non-threatening and non-competitive learning environment. As you "become an outdoors-woman" you will learn new skills that you can share with family and friends.
Tax Exempt Organizations Search Tool
Exempt Organizations Select Check is an on-line search tool that allows users to select an exempt organization and check certain information about its federal tax status and filings.
State Road Conditions: http://wrc.gettingaroundillinois.com/pages/wrc.htm
Sangamon County Road Conditions: http://hwy.co.sangamon.il.us/
Old Capitol Holiday Walks
Hosted by Downtown Springfield, Inc.
Winter Driving Tips
As we start to see the first snow and ice of the season, take care while driving. These driving tips from AAA can help you stay on the road and out of a ditch or an accident.
Thousands of people nationwide are participating in #GivingTuesday. But volunteers are needed every day and for a variety of reasons. Below are just some of the organizations you can get involved with locally to give back.
Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness Organization
OCSA is a Section 501 (c) (3) charitable organization founded in 2010 to educate women and their families about the silent symptoms of ovarian cancer and the need for early detection and treatment.
Buy "That's How You Know"
A Christian children's book about the uniqueness of every child by Courtney Westlake.
- Abe's Old Hat
- Del's Popcorn Shop
- Studio on 6
- The Blue Door
- Tinsley Dry Goods
- La Calia
- Recycled Records
- Marian Center
- House of Gifts
- Jade Emporium
- Urban Sassafras
Healthbeat: Mistletoe Cures Cancer
Every year almost 8 million people around the world die of cancer. Without a cure, many patients are reaching for alternatives. One woman is determined to give others a reason to believe. Check out this clinical trial using mistletoe.
Christmas Tree Farms
Directory of Christmas tree farms in Illinois
To donate to the Salvation Army to help with disaster relief
Site for online donations to the Red Cross
Safe Rides Home - Lincoln
In 2012, Safe Ride will be available on Super Bowl Sunday, St. Patrick's Day, Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July, the weekend of the Logan County Fair, Balloon Fest, Labor Day weekend, Halloween, the night before Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
To receive a free ride home within the city limits on any of these nights, call A Green Cab of Lincoln at 732-TAXI.
Shelters in Central Illinois for Storm Victims
Shelters open in Tazewell and Massac counties Two shelters remain open to provide a safe haven for families displaced by the recent tornadoes. Current shelter locations are: TAZEWELL COUNTY- Washington Shelter-Crossroads United Methodist Church, 1420 N Main St, Washington, IL MASSAC COUNTY - Metropolis Shelter - First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Road, Metropolis, IL Relief supplies being distributed to assist with clean-up Bulk distribution sites provide relief supplies to families impacted by the recent tornadoes. Items to be distributed include rakes, shovels, work gloves, buckets, trash bags, tarps, water, and Gatorade,. Five Points Washington, 360 N Wilmor Rd, Washington, IL, Saturday, 11/23 - Tuesday, 11/26, 8am-7pm Old Gym (behind Brookport Elementary), 306 Crockett St, Brookport, IL 62910, Saturday, 11/23 -Tuesday, 11/26, 10a-6pm The American Red Cross will also be distributing bulk items on our Emergency Response Vehicles (ERV's) driving through the affected areas in Pekin and East Peoria area.
Shelters open in Tazewell and Massac counties
Two shelters remain open to provide a safe haven for families displaced by the recent tornadoes. Current shelter locations are:
TAZEWELL COUNTY- Washington Shelter-Crossroads United Methodist Church, 1420 N Main St, Washington, IL
MASSAC COUNTY - Metropolis Shelter - First Baptist Church, 307 Massac Creek Road, Metropolis, IL
Relief supplies being distributed to assist with clean-up
Bulk distribution sites provide relief supplies to families impacted by the recent tornadoes. Items to be distributed include rakes, shovels, work gloves, buckets, trash bags, tarps, water, and Gatorade,.
Five Points Washington, 360 N Wilmor Rd, Washington, IL, Saturday, 11/23 - Tuesday, 11/26, 8am-7pm
Old Gym (behind Brookport Elementary), 306 Crockett St, Brookport, IL 62910, Saturday, 11/23 -Tuesday, 11/26, 10a-6pm
The American Red Cross will also be distributing bulk items on our Emergency Response Vehicles (ERV's) driving through the affected areas in Pekin and East Peoria area.
Most veterinary clinics in Sangamon County will drop off pet supplies Saturday, November 23rd. If you still have pet supplies you would like to go to Washington take them to:
2315 Parkes Kinner Rd, Pleasant Plains, IL, 62677
Memorial's Festival of Trees
Memorial's 2013 Festival of Trees to be Held Nov. 23-Dec. 1 at the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds The Festival's hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 23, Nov. 25-27 and Nov. 29-30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 24 and Dec. 1; and from 4 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving Day).
Memorial's 2013 Festival of Trees to be Held Nov. 23-Dec. 1 at the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds
The Festival's hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 23, Nov. 25-27 and Nov. 29-30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 24 and Dec. 1; and from 4 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving Day).Admission for Memorial's Festival of Trees is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3 to 12. Admission is free for children 2 and younger. Senior citizens who are 65 years old and older receive a reduced admission of $3 on Tuesday, Nov. 26, which is designated as Senior Day.
Children can also have their photos taken with Santa for $6 every day during Memorial's Festival of Trees.
For more information about Memorial's Festival of Trees, contact the Memorial Medical Center Foundation at (217) 788-4700
The annual, family-friendly New Year's Eve party sponsored by the Spriingfield Area Arts Council (SAAC) is back for its 27th year and will feature music, performers, a buffet dinner and fireworks.
For the first year ever, First Night will include a 5k walk/run on Dec. 29 called "The stART of Something New." Participants can register on the SAAC website.
The performance schedule for First Night will be finalized Dec. 10.
Programwhere hunters donate deer meat to feed the hungry
Consumer Fraud Hotline - Storm Scammers
As thousands of people start picking up pieces of what's left of their homes in the 13 Illinois counties declared state disaster areas, a warning tonight from Illinois' Attorney General.
Scammers, known as storm chasers, may hit the tornado-ravaged areas and try to take advantage of those needing home repairs and people left temporarily homeless.
To report suspicious activity, click here or call 1-800-386-5438.
Help Christian County Save Christmas
After the "2013 Kids, Cops and Christmas Program" was cancelled this year these organizations are helping pick up the slack.
108 W Market Street
Taylorville, IL, 62568
Taylorville Fire Department
Taylorville, IL, 62568 (217)-824-2295
Waste Watch: Austin (TX) Independent School District Gets Golden Hammer
A school in Austin, Texas is being called "Toddler Taj Mahal". The cost of the school rivals some colleges.
The current series of the GED Test is expiring at the end of 2013. A new GED Test series begins January 1, 2014. You must complete and pass all five subject area tests by December 2013. Partial scores WILL NOT carry over to 2014. If you do not pass all tests by the end of this year you must start over in 2014.
Here is more information on the new test format:
Decatur Shooting Victim Funeral
If you'd like to help the Cummings family pay for Junisha Cummings' funeral contact:
Walker Funeral Service and Chapel
566 North Water Street Decatur, IL 62523
Volunteer For Mission Outreach
Local organization sending medical supplies to typhoon victims needs volunteers to help sort thousands of pounds of supplies.
Healthbeat: Sugar Alternatives
More information about artificial sweeteners from the American Dietetic Association
Compass After-School Program
Compass is a free after-school program for homeless and low-income students of Springfield School District 186. The after-school program includes tutoring, life skills/enrichment, and a full balanced dinner
Winter Weather Conditions for state roads in Illinois
IDOT Career Opportunities
For information on job openings by district.
Illinois treasurer Dan Rutherford is trying to reunite veterans and their families with lost military medals, ribbons, dog tags and paperwork that was left in unclaimed safe-deposit boxes.
Rutherford says his office has 110 unclaimed medals collected from boxes, including 16 Purple Hearts. One medal even dates back to the Spanish American War.
He says some of the material may have been put in a safe-deposit box by people who eventually died or who have since moved.
Rutherford's working to connect the medals with their former owners through a program called Operation Reunite.
Rutherford says he hopes someone will recognize the names, so the items can be returned.
Service Dog for a Soldier
To find out more about how you can help Dereck Bly and his family cover the cost of Dayrah the service dog: click here for the Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers fundraising page, here for the Facebook page with Dereck's story, and here for the non-profit group Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing Contest
For the third year in a row, The Salvation Army is hosting a bell-ringing contest to test the skill and endurance of hand-bell ringers at Red Kettles. Entrants must have their forms in by Friday, November 15, 2013. If anyone is interested in entering, please contact The Salvation Army at 428-4672.
For the third year in a row, The Salvation Army is hosting a bell-ringing contest to test the skill and endurance of hand-bell ringers at Red Kettles.
Entrants must have their forms in by Friday, November 15, 2013.
If anyone is interested in entering, please contact The Salvation Army at 428-4672.
To help the Macon County Sheriff's Office, Macon County corrections officers and the Macon County State's Attorney's Office raise money for the American Cancer Society as part of No Shave November call 217-424-1319.
You can also write a check payable to the American Cancer Society and send it to:
Macon County Sheriff's Office
333 South Franklin Street
Decatur, IL, 62523
Springfield's Financial Transparency Website
Search the City of Springfield's financial records for the past five years down to the lowest level of accounting.
Website is password protected until the morning of Wed. Nov. 6.
City Water, Light and Power data not yet included.
Pay It Forward: Springfield Stitches for a Cause
To find out more about the Springfield Stiches group clink here. To nominate someone for the Pay It Forward award, click here and fill out the nomination form at the bottom of the Pay It Forward webpage that appears.
Herbal Supplement Report
New report look into what's inside herbal supplements.
Be a Santa for a Senior
Dates the trees and tags are out: Nov. 11th - Dec. 11th
- Senior Services of Central Illinois
- Area Agency of Aging
Springfield partners displaying trees:
- Brahler Tire
- HomeBound Health
- Molina Healthcare
- Reid Chiropractic
- VONO Medical
Gift wrapping event: Dec. 13th
Dates gifts delivered: Dec. 14th - Dec. 23rd
Firefighters Postal Lake Club Trivia Night and Mouse Racing Fundraiser
Follow the link to find out more aobut the Firefighters Postal Lake Club events.
Illinois Auditor General
Website for the agency, including links to a recent audit of CMS.
Statewide education on the Affordable Care Act, set to take place Saturday, November 2nd.
Birth Control Study
If you're struggling with side effects from birth control pills, there is new hope on the horizon. Researchers are testing a simple supplement that may reduce a common complaint for many women.
Education Funding Advisory Committee
Bi-partisan committee of Illinois lawmakers that is working to make the Illinois school funding formula more equitable.
State of Illinois Sex Offender Map
Check out who is in your neighborhood before going trick-or-treating for a safe way to enjoy Halloween.
Illinois State Police Sex Offedner Registry:
Contact Archie Ford via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for how you can help.
30 Day Review for Medicare Advantage
Legislation from Springfield Republican Raymond Poe which would create a 30 day review for contracts for Medicare advantage plans.
Champaign Concealed Carry Training Course
Three companies working together to offer Illinois concealed carry training in Champaign County:
The Gun Experts
Trinity Defense Tactics
Adventure Tactical Training
Haunted House Hazards
Haunted houses are required to post a permit and larger ones must have a sprinkler system in place. To find out more tips to keep yourself and little ones safe in a haunted house, click here.
Springfield & Central Illinois African-American History Museum
Click here for more information or to make a donation.
If you are interested in participating in the study, contact Theresa Boley in SIU's Cardiothoracic Surgery Division at email@example.com or call 217-545-5000 weekdays for a no cost consultation.
Saturday, October 26, 2014
Find a location to take back your unused, expired, or unwanted prescription medication.
Information from Central Management Services on the switch to Medicare Advantage for state retirees and teachers.
The Great ShakeOut
Click here to learn about the ShakeOut.
Superintent Tom Mulligan Resignation Agreement (PDF)
The resignation agreement between Riverton superintendent Tom Mulligan and the board of education. (PDF)
Festival of Trees Needs Volunteers
Press release from Memorial Medical Center:
Memorial's Festival of Trees Seeks Volunteers for Holiday Event
SPRINGFIELD - Memorial Medical Center Foundation seeks volunteers for its annual Festival of Trees event, which will be held Nov. 23-Dec. 1 in the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
The theme for the 24th annual event is "Rejoice!" "The Festival of Trees is a family-oriented event that has become a tradition for many people in central Illinois and features more than 160 beautifully decorated trees and wreaths," said Elena Kezelis, executive director of the Memorial Medical Center Foundation.
More than 1,000 volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of activities, including admission, train rides, decorating gingerbread cookies, assisting in the holiday kitchen and gift shop, and helping children with crafts.
The Festival's hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Nov. 23, Nov. 25-27 and Nov. 29-30, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 24 and Dec. 1; and from 4-8 p.m. on Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving Day).
Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and can register at MemorialsFestivalofTrees.com, where they can view open time slots and request a preferred area.
Every effort will be made to accommodate requests for a preferred area, Kezelis said. However, volunteers are needed in all areas to ensure a successful event. Volunteers receive a Festival of Trees commemorative pin and free admission on the day of their shift.
Memorial's Festival of Trees began in 1989 as an event to benefit the healthcare programs offered by Memorial Medical Center. Since then, the Festival has raised more than $3.2 million for projects and programs at Memorial, including Independence Square, Hospice, Memorial's Regional Cancer Center and Memorial's Regional Burn Center.
For more information about the Festival of Trees or to be a volunteer, contact the Festival of Trees office at (217) 788-4301 or visit the Festival's website at MemorialsFestivalofTrees.com.
Illinois Hands & Voices and Guide By Your Side
Disability Employment Awareness
Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.
Siddens Gun Range
Gun range in Buckhart now offering concealed carry classes
Illinois State Police website offering more information on concealed carry.
Work 4 Illinois
State of Illinois website for searching and applying for jobs.
Rep. Zalewski's Fact Sheet on Gun Legislation (Word Document)
Rep. Mike Zalewski provided this fact sheet on House Bill 2265. Click here to see the full bill.
They aren't hosting a haunted house for the second year in a row, but they're still active in the community. If you'd like to know more or become a part of the Springfield Jaycees just follow the link.
Invest in 186
If we want great schools, it's up to us to invest in them. We're working for approval of a school funding referendum on Nov. 4, 2014, because we believe high-quality public schools benefit everyone in Springfield and are everyone's responsibility.
Or call Jerome Jacobson: 217-836-1551
You can call the Sangamon County Department of Public Health to schedule an appointment with an In-Person Counselor to help you register in an insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace, a facet of the Affordable Care Act.
You can call the Springfield Urban League to schedule an appointment with an In-Person Counselor to help you register in an insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace, a facet of the Affordable Care Act.
You can call the FGC to schedule an appointment with an In-Person Counselor to help you register in an insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace, a facet of the Affordable Care Act.
for more information on Gavin McKee's concealed carry courses in Macon County.
Lincoln. Illinois business that will soon be offering classes for concealed carry.
Illinois State Police Web Site on COncealed Carry, including listings for approved instructors and curriculum.
Diets for Dollars
New diet craze has you betting your money that you can lose weight.
Electronic Recycling Requirements
The following locations are approved to accept electronics for recycling. It is recommended that you call these businesses prior to taking your items there to verify that they will accept them as well as their hours of operation.
Best Buy (888.237.8289)
Computer Banc (217.528.9506)
BLH Computers (217.585.1580)
Midwest Computer Processing (217.670.0654)
Office Depot (217.698.4825)
Lake Area Disposal (217.522.9317)
Items with a Cathode Ray Tube, CRT's (Console TV's and Monitors), are accepted at Best Buy and Goodwill ONLY.
Route 66 Festival
Check out all the activities planned for this weekend's festival in downtown Springfield.
Gail's Pumpkin Patch
Click here to learn about Gail's Pumpkin Patch.
Citizens’ Efficiency Commission (CEC) for Sangamon County
The Citizens Efficiency Commission (CEC) for Sangamon County is an independent, advisory body established by referendum in 2010, with the purpose of improving local government effectiveness by identifying opportunities for improved cooperation, coordination and reduction of duplication of services among local governments in Sangamon County." Various jurisdictions throughout the county worked together to appoint its 23 members. The SSCRPC is at times also called upon to assist the Citizens Efficiency Commission in its work.
Tri-City School District
Webpage for the school district based in Buffalo, Il, including information on how the ditrsict is dealing with mold and bacteria.
Network of NRA certified instructors.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Illinois State Police web page with information on finding training and applying for concealed carry permits.
What the Affordable Care Act Means to You
More information about the Illinois health insurance marketplace, and how the Affordable Care Act affects Illinois residents.
Information about the Affordable Care Act from the federal government.
Tomboy Tools for Habit for Humanity of Sangamon County
For the 10-day Tomboy Tools sale that benefits Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County e-mail Molly at MollyBlovespink@gmail.com to get a link to the online sales catalog.
Child Passenger Safety Week
For more information on child passenger safety and on statewide seat checks taking place Sept. 21, visit
For more information on child passenger safety and on statewide seat checks taking place Sept. 21, visitwww.buckleupillinois.org
House Resolution urging Governor Quinn to stay at the Executive Mansion is Springfield during the legislative session.
Illinois Senate Education Funding Advisory Committee
for more information on the bipartisan panel that is studying the current funding formula for Illinois schools.
Matthew Project: Helping Homeless Springfield Students
More information on Matthew Project. Find out how to get involved here.
Illinois Medicaid Redetermination Project
Report on Medicaid eligibility for current program enrollees.
Illinois Auditor General State Report
Single audit report showing issues with redertimination of eligibility for Medicaid enrollees,
finding 12-2 (page 45) and 12-13 (starting on page 73). Finding 12-2 was first reported in FY 03 and finding 12-13 was first reported in the FY 07 report.
Illinois State Police
Information page from ISP on concealed carry
Sunrise On The Farm: Hydroponics Dictionary
Learn all about Hydroponics.
There are several phases of Cardiac Rehab at the Prairie Heart Institute. Check out its webpage to see if maybe there's something there for you.
The diet for healthy hair published in a recent edition of Self suggests you start by eating more blueberries and cherries, which contain antioxidants and other nutrients.
To reduce breakage in your hai,r eggs, salmon, and avocado are suggested at the end of the summer when there's a lot of dry frayed ends.
To grow your hair, try red peppers, and citrus fruits --such as oranges and grapefruit.
For thicker hair, eat kidney beans and foods with iron --such as red meat.
And finally go nutty -- nuts such as walnuts can add back in serious shine.
Illinois State Police Website
Information on applications to become a concealed carry instructor, and all other things concealed carry.
The Central Illinois Blood Center needs your help to be able to provide an adequate blood supply after the holiday. Walk-ins are welcome, or to schedule an appointment, call CICBC at (217) 753-1530.
CICBC's springfield donor center is located at 1134 S. Seventh St., Springfield.
District 186 Superintendent Search Updates
Follow the link to get information on the District 186 Superintendent Search. Dates for public meetings will be posted there through out the process. The page also details deadlines and how you might apply for the position.
2013 Farm Progress Show
Everything you need to know about the "ag-tivities" at Progress City!
Farm Progress Show
For more information on the upcoming show in Decatur.
Farm Progress Show
For more information on the upcoming show in Decatur.
Springfield Urban League's Youth Empowerment Program
Find out how to get involved with the Urban Youth Empowerment Program.
Illinois State Fair Livestock Competition Results
2013 Illinois State Fair compitition results
Are you a victim of tax return identity theft?
Taxpayer Advocacy Service (TAS):
Springfield, IL 217-862-6382
Governor Pat Quinn has created the Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network as a service to Illinois residents to bring together the services and resources of various state agencies and qualified participating non-profit agencies to guide you through the process of weighing your options that could help you stay in your home.
In Champaign try here: www.crossfitcu.com/
Congressman Aaron Schock Hosts Public Meetings
Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock plans to host a series of meetings with the public in August. Ten town hall style meetings are scheduled across his congressional district. Click on the above link for meeting information.
Freedom From Smoking
If you've been trying to kick the habit of smoking but need a little help, Simmons Cancer Institute is offering a program, to help people quit. The seven-week program Freedom From Smoking uses individual techniques and group interaction, to help people put down the cigarettes. Click the above link or call (217) 545-7493 to register.
If you've been trying to kick the habit of smoking but need a little help, Simmons Cancer Institute is offering a program, to help people quit.
The seven-week program Freedom From Smoking uses individual techniques and group interaction, to help people put down the cigarettes. Click the above link or call (217) 545-7493 to register.
Pickleball in Springfield
Go to the Facebook page for Springfield Pickleball to find out when "Pay It Forward" winner and general good samaritan Jack Handy posts the week's schedule for pickleball at Iles Park.
Noll Law Office
Springfield attorneys who challenged, and won, a gun rights case involving concealed carry.
March on Springfield for Marriage Equality
Facebook page for the October 22nd rally at the Illinois State Capitol to push for legalization of same-sex marriage.
Concealed Carry FAQ
Illinois State Police web page with information on the process of obtaining a concealed carry license.
Logan Railsplitting Association
If interested in joining the organization you can also call Bob at 217-737-7841
Medical Marijuana Fact Sheet
For more information on how the law works, as well as a statement from the bill's chief sponsor in the Senate.
State Fair website for more information on events, including concerts, races, and daily activites.
Illinois State Fair
Mobile website for smartphone users.
Parent Place Diaper Pantry
Follow the link to donate or to find out how you can get assistance with diapers.
Sangamon County Maps and Apps
Sangamon County government has a new web-based app that allows you access to information on pieces of property.
Volunteering for Springfield Sharefest
Here is the info on volunteering for Springfield Sharefest.
Volunteering for the Central Illinois Foodbank
Here's the link to the Central Illinois Foodbank website. You can find info on volunteer opportunities here.
Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
Girl Scouts of Central Illinois is looking for volunteers to help lead troops near you.
Illinois State Police Concealed Carry
Information page from the Illinois State Police regarding concealed carry in Illinois.
Sangamon County's "Let's Talk DIRT" Program
The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office has not yet set up a website for the "Let's Talk DIRT" program. Here is a link to contact information for the office.
Illinois Statutes Regarding Self Defense
for more information on when the use of force is justified in self defense.
Funeral Arrangements for South Jacksonville Motorcycle Accident Victims
Visitation is from 4pm-8pm Monday at Williamson Funeral Home.
Funeral is Tuesday at 11am at Williamson Funeral Home.
Visitation is from 1pm-5pm Sunday at Williams Funeral Home.
Funeral is Monday at 1pm at Our Saviour Catholic Community Church.
Williamson Funeral Home
1405 Lincoln Avenue
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Our Saviour Catholic Community Church
453 E. State Street
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Cool Cruisers Car Club Car Show in New Berlin
The Cool Cruisers Car Club Car Show in New Berlin is scheduled for July 27, 2013. Entry fee is $15.00. If you want to get involved contact any of the following three people: J.C. Hardy at 217.528.1590, Duane Weiss at 217.652.7202, or John Archer at 217.787.4480.
SDAT's Facebook Page
Here is a link to the SDAT Facebook page.
Broom Orchard Carlinville
Jeff and Lisa Broom invite you and your family to come and experience our orchard. We are located in Carlinville, Illinois. Our goal is to provide customers with top-quality fruit that is freshly picked, along with a family atmosphere.
Depart of Defense Safe Help Line to Report Sexual Assault
Safe Help Line is contracted by the Department of Defense so that service members have options in reporting sexual assault. It's a 24/7 resource. You can go there through the web at www.safehelpline.org or call 877-995-5247.
Help Shelbyville veteran Dereck Bly meet his pledge of $24,000 for a Diabetes Alert Dog through Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers.
Capital City Celebration
For more information on the July 3rd-4th celebration on Capitol Avenue in downtown Springfield.
Local First Springfield
Link to Local First Springfield's website. Here you will find information on future events the organization is hosting.
Sangamon County Citizens Club Survey
For results from a Sangamon County Citizen Survey, click on the link.
State Employee Suspension Correspondence
The link above will take you to letters in regards to the disciplinary action taken against the state employee who admitted to using her state e-mail for personal campaign-related exchanges.
Forever Home Feline Ranch in Rochester
"Forever Home Feline Ranch (FHFR) is a not-for-profit volunteer animal welfare group, registered and inspected by the State of Illinois. We are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) charity. We are also a PetSmart Partner, registered with PetSmart Charities.
Our threefold mission is to provide every cat in need a forever home, be a sanctuary where cats will have a second chance to live a full life in a no-cage, no-kill environment, and to lead the effort to make Central Illinois a no-kill community by ending euthanasia as a method of controlling feline populations.
FHFR is supported solely by community donations and fundraisers. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. We are administered by a Board of Directors and operated by a small but very dedicated group of volunteers. We are always looking for more volunteers as the number of cats in our care continues to grow. We conduct off-site adoptions at PetSmart and Ace Hardware (Walnut Street). Our adoptable cats are listed on Petfinder. We have saved over 400 cats since our inception in March 2009. 50% of the cats at FHFR are sanctuary cats, meaning their forever home is the Ranch. The other 50% are adoptable and can be seen at our off-site adoptions."
genHkids: Get Fit on Route 66
genHkids is a non-profit, volunteer-driven coalition with a straightforward MISSION: Create a generation of healthy kids through education, empowerment, improved nourishment, and increased daily physical activity, thereby reducing the incidence of childhood obesity and its detrimental health effects.
1. The individual must be issued and in possession of a valid FOID card; and
2. The individual either:
a. Has been issued and is in possession of a valid Concealed Carry Permit from another State which requires firearms safety training as a condition of issuance;
b. Has in his or her possession proof of completion of any of the following:
-any state-established hunter education or safety course; or
-military, law enforcemet, or security firearms training; or
-firearms safety training froma course taught by a national or state organization that certifies firearms instructors, or by an instructor certified by such an organization, or to the public by a law enforcement agency;
3. possess the firearm solely for potential self defense; AND
4. not involved in any type of criminal conduct; AND
5. not under the influence of alcohol or drugs; AND
6. not prohibited by any law or court order from possessing a firearm.
Springfield Urban League
Link to homepage of Springfield Urban League.
A link to information about entertainment, parking and more.
Disaster SNAP Benefits
Individuals affected by recent floods can apply for funds from the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Applicants must bring an proof of identity, proof of residence in a disaster area, and any un-reimbursed disaster expenses from April 16th through May 15th. You must apply in person at the designated disaster SNAP office for the county in which you live.
The deadline is 1 p.m. Friday, June 21st.
"Les Miserables" Flash Mob
The cast of "Les Miserables" invaded White Oaks Mall to treat patrons to a flash mob. You can catch the full performance at the Muni June 19-23 & 27-29 at 8:30pm.
Illinois Gets a C+ Grade for Bridges
Click on the link for more information on a recent report about Illinois bridges.
Check the fair's website for a listing of all the events and times!
List of Springfield Parole Houses
House of Rainbow Parole Houses:
- 921 N. 10th st.
- 923 N. 10th st.
- 933 N. 10th st.
- 1003 N. 10th st.
- 1132 N. 10th st.
- 922 E. Enterprise
Other locations (not for sex offenders):
- Adult Transitional Center: 1940 E. Jackson
Illinois Law Enforcement Explorers
The Midwest Charity Horse Show will be held June 11-15, 2013 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds with daily show times of 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Springfield Urban League Youth Empowerment Program
Here's the link to info on the Youth Empowerment Program
Riding Against Traffic
Garrett Zambrows is riding his bicycle from West Lafayette, Indiana, to Washington D.C. Keep up with his progress here.
Avoid contractor scams!
Click on this link to check on whether or not your roofing company is in good standing with the state. Check your contract or estimate for the contractors license number.
The End of film is near! Hollywood movie studios have advised theatre owners that by the end of 2013, 35mm film will no longer be made and distributed to theatres. Instead, movies will now be sent in a digital format which requires new projection equipment. The Roseland is in need of this new technology to stay open. The bids to purchase and install this new equipment came in at $51,937.23. Eisentraut Theatres hopes to raise $40,000.00 to help with the conversion costs and guarantee the Roseland will stay open for generations to come.
If the fundraising campaign is successful, installation will start on the first week of August 2013.
State Securities Fraud
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White wants to help you investigate before you invest your hard earned cash.
Accepting volunteers through Monday, June 3rd.
Accepting donations through Friday, June 7th.
Leaving for Oklahoma Sunday, June 9th and Monday, June 10th.
Returning Saturday, June 15th.
Housing, transportation, and meals provided for volunteers.
Accepting volunteers through Monday, June 3rd.
Accepting donations through Friday, June 7th.
Leaving for Oklahoma Sunday, June 9th and Monday, June 10th.
Returning Saturday, June 15th.
Housing, transportation, and meals provided for volunteers.
Carillon Festival in Springfield June 2-8, 2013
There are free recitals at the Carillon in Springfield's Washington Park everyday between June 2 and 8, 2013--except for Wednesday, June 5.
FEMA Hiring Temporary Workers After Floods
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is hiring workers to help with flood recovery.
Now that 25 Illinois counties are declared federal disaster areas, FEMA is seeking temporary, full-time workers to get federal aid to thousands of people affected. Open positions include areas in finance and administration, planning, individual disaster assistance, information technology and logistics.
Wednesday, May 29 6-7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Prairie Heart Institute
Amateur Dirtbike Races In Springfield
Link to race information.
IL Forgotten Military Medals
There are more than a hundred lost or forgotten medals being stored at the Illinois State Capitol. Veterans from conflicts over the span of a hundred years earned these medals. Is one of these heroes a person you know? Check for names at Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford's website by clicking here.
Link to Monsanto's official website.
Illinois Suicide & Crisis Hotline: http://www.suicidehotlines.com/illinois.html
New Concealed Carry Legislation
Text of Rep Brandon Phelps' new concealed carry bill
Link to information on getting involved with AYUSA International Exchange.
Locations for American Cancer Society Prevention Study-3 Sign UP
Here is the link to where you can sign up for the Prevention Study-3.
March of Dimes
March of Dimes walk in Springfield will take place Saturday, May 18th at 9:00 a.m. at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in the Food-A-Rama building.
Brandt Pleasant Plains Research Farm
NRA Basic Pistol Course
Big Oak Hunting Paradise outside of Lincoln, IL and Pistol Prep Academy will host an NRA Basic Pistol Course on June 1st and June 27th from 9 AM - 5 PM. The course will be taught by local NRA Certified Instructor, Annette Chapman, and will cover the basics of safe gun handling and shooting.
Annette Chapman: 309-830-7182
Sleep Problems? Here are some answers
St. John's Sleep Center has a variety of services for those who have trouble sleeping at night. Find a physician and get screened for common sleep disorders.
FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center
Click on the link above to connect to IC3, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center. The website also features useful information to keep you from getting caught in the World Wide Web.
Have a special kid in your life that's a TinySuperhero? When you purchase a TinySuperhero cape, an additional cape will be made and donated to an Extraordinary TinySuperhero.
Springfield Tourism Website
For more information on festivals and events in Springfield this summer
Springfield Summer Camps
Here is a little bit of information on summer camps held by the Springfield Park District.
Illinois Firefighter Memorial & Firefighter Medal of Honor Awards.
Click on the link to find out more about this year's Illinois Firefighter Memorial and Medal of Honor Awards.
Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network
Illinois residents who are having trouble paying their mortgage or are facing foreclosure should reach out to IFPN as soon as possible by calling the IFPN hotline at 855-KEEP-411 or by clicking the link to IFPN.
Illinois residents who are having trouble paying their mortgage or are facing foreclosure should reach out to IFPN as soon as possible by calling the IFPN hotline at 855-KEEP-411 or by clicking the link to IFPN.
Volunteer for Making the Grade Mentoring at Lanphier
Anyone interested in volunteering for "Making the Grade" should contact Hannah Jones at or 217/525-3249. The initiative is part of Lanphier's 3-year "Transformation Plan" funded by a grant from the Illinois State Board of Education. Lanphier currently is in year two of the plan.
Oak Ridge Cemetery Foundation
Find out how you can donate or get involved with the renovation of the original gate at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
The Public Assistance (PA) Program provides federal disaster assistance to state and local government organizations for debris removal, emergency protective measures and the permanent restoration or replacement of public facilities that are owned and operated by an eligible organization. Assistance may also be provided to certain private non-profit organizations that provide services of a governmental nature open to all persons within the community.
District 186 Other Administration Salaries
District 186 administration salaries (list includes those who are not defined as administrators by the Illinois State Board of Education).
District 186 Administrators Salaries
Here's the list of administrators (as defined by the Illinois State Board of Education) in District 186 and what they make.
Lincoln Funeral Coalition
The historical reenactment of Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession is scheduled for April and May of 2015.
The Lincoln Funeral Coalition already has a tentative schedule on its website.
The Coaches vs. Cancer program empowers coaches, their teams, and communities to join the fight against cancer by participating in awareness efforts, advocacy programs, and fundraising activities. Guided by the Coaches vs. Cancer Council, participating coaches help people with cancer today and to find cures to end the disease tomorrow, and have raised more than $87 million to help the American Cancer Societys mission.
Reporting Potholes in Springfield
How to report a pothole in Springfield
District 186 Public Meeting on 2013 Superintendent Search
2013 Superintendent Search - Public Meeting
Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 9 a.m.
Springfield School Board Room, 1900 W. Monroe Street.
School Board members will provide an overview about the search process and solicit feedback from attendees.
Disaster Recovery Program for Weather-Related Damage
Go there to find out more about low interest loans available through the office of the state treasurer. You can also call the hotline at 866-523-0641.
An effort is underway to raise money for the burial of five people shot to death this week in the small central Illinois town of Manchester.
A spokeswoman for Peoples Bank & Trust says a fund has been set up by a friend of Rita Luark, the mother of one of the victims and the grandmother of the two young boys who died, because Luark cannot afford burial costs.
Spokeswoman Lorie Doolin says the fund has been set up in the bank's branch in nearby White Hall. For more information, visit their website, www.bankpbt.com.
City of Havana Website
For more information on flooding and resources
The site provides a printable schedule of recommended vaccines and at what age children should receive them. You can also create and instant, customized vaccination schedule by entering your child's birth date.
The link will provide you with more information on flood safety and real-time updates on storms.
The link will provide you with more information on flood safety and real-time updates on storms.
List of Road CLosures
Here you can find out which roads have been closed due to flood waters.
For more information on the vegetable grower and plant nursery in Springfield.
Click on the link for the latest flood levels in Central Illinois.
Governor Quinn Unveils $12.6 Billion Transportation Construction Plan
Check out which projects are proposed in your area.
YMCA of Springfield
for more information on donating to the Y's scholarship program
Scholarships Available for Health Care Students
If you're pursuing a health care degree, scholarships are available thanks to St. Mary's Hospital Auxilary and generous donors.
SB 649: Gun Legislation, Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013
To read more about the US Senate Billl regarding gun control, check out the link.
For more information on electical rates or to report power outages.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Interested in participating in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes? It takes place Saturday, April 20th in Downtown Springfield at 10:45. For more information, click on the link or call the Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault at 744-2560.
Triple Creek Farm Greenhouse
Family operated greenhouses in Petersburg and Cass County.
Find out if there's something for you to claim through the Illinois Treasurer's office!
Illinois Commerce Commission website offering information on electrical aggregation and alternative electrical suppliers.
Deer Hunt for People With Disabilities
Veterans wounded in combat are encouraged to apply for the 25th Annual Deer Hunt for People With Disabilities. Applications are available at the Lake Shelbyville project office or by contacting the Environmental Stewardship Department at 217-774-3951 ext. 7049. Click the link for more details.
Weather Radios for Springfield Township Residents
Springfield Township is once again distributing NOAA weather alert radios. A small $5.00 fee to help cover administration of the program will be collected.
Individuals must provide proof of Springfield Township residency. Individuals receiving radios last year will not be eligible.
To reserve your radio, contact the Springfield Township administrative office at 217-525-1464 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on April 16 or 17. Radios will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis while supplies last.
Reserved radios may be picked up between the hours of 10:00 a.m.and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, with proof of residency.
Rebuilding Jeep For Paralyzed Friend
Here's the link to the duo's Facebook group. Check in for updates on the Jeep's progress.
There are so many ways volunteers help girls tap into their full potential through flexible volunteering opportunities and the time commitment is up to each individual.
It's easy to become a volunteer! Just visit the website above.
The 2013 Springfield Heart Walk
Signs and Symptoms of Childhood Stroke
From the Brendon Smile website:
It is vital that we recognize the warning signs of an acute stroke and realize that a stroke can happen in children. The following are warning signs/symptoms of an acute stroke, and vary according to the age of the child:
Newborns- seizures, apnea, poor feeding, decreased tone, unilateral weakness, and other signs of depressed function in the immediate newborn period. Around 50% of strokes that happen in the perinatal period are not recognized until infancy or later when the child shows early hand preference (e.g. before 12 months), or other delays in motor, language, or cognitive development.
Infants and Young Children- acute stroke in this age range typically appears as a sudden change in function with hemiparesis, with or without seizures. Often in this age group stroke occurs with fever, headache, and lethargy as well.
Older children- acute stroke presents similarly to younger children but sudden disrupted language/communication may be more commonly recognized in this age group
For more information on the Sangamon County produce farm.
Save the Courthouse
Third Grade Class
Mt. Pulaski Grade School
119 N. Garden
Mt. Pulaski, IL, 62548
Please make checks payable to: The Courthouse Foundation.
You can also make an online donation by clicking here.
Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs: Stand Up and Be Counted
Contact the veterans' service office outside of office hours.
These days, adults like you are spending more time at work than ever before. An unfortunate side effect is that, as a nation, we're becoming more inactive. This is a problem when you consider the fact that physical inactivity doubles the risk of heart disease!
But take heart! It's a problem you can help fix by convincing your company to take part in the American Heart Association's National Walking Day.
On this day, employees are encouraged to wear sneakers to work and take at least 30 minutes out of their day to get up and walk. It's a great way to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity and to give your coworkers a friendly push toward a healthier life.
Upcoming Springfield Road Construction Projects
Click here for a regularly updated list of city of Springfield road construction projects.
Worrell-Leka Land Services
For more sales listings and results from the recent Rexroat farm sale that brought record prices.
Police Report from Tasering Incident
Click the link to see the police report from the tasering incident in the parking lot of Best Buy Saturday.
WARNING: The text of this report contains very strong language.
Click here for our most recent story on the incident.
Firefighters Postal Lake Club Trivia Night and Mouse Racing Fundraiser
Follow the link to find out more aobut the Firefighters Postal Lake Club events.
Saturday, April 20 at noon.
Free and open to the public.
Child Abuse Prevention Month
Find out how you can help prevent child abuse in Illinois.
Farm Rich Frozen Food Recall
Here you can find the list of which Farm Rich products are being recalled and what you should look for.
How To Become An Organ Donor
Here you can learn what steps you need to take in order to become an organ donor.
Logan County: Register if you have home oxygen, special needs, or other medical condition
Logan County Emergency Responders are encouraging people in Logan County that have oxygen in their home, a mental or physical disability, or another underlying medical condition, to register their information. That will allow them to be prepared when coming to your home in case of an emergency.
New Logan County Scanner Frequencies:
Logan EMA: 155.7300
Rural Fire-Page: 158.7600
Rural Fire-Dispatch: 154.0925
Lincoln Fire Dept.: 154.4450
Logan Highway: 151.0850
Lincoln Street & Alley: 151.4750
I Watch DeWitt App
Do you want to send a crime tip into the Clinton Area Crime Stoppers/DeWitt County Sheriff? Now, you can do it on your smartphone through the "I Watch DeWitt" App. Clink on the link to learn more or downland the App.
The Autism Program of Illinois
Here is a link to the Hope Institute and the The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP).
Red Cross Disaster Shelter Training - Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, ILLINOIS - The Red Cross helps disaster victims by providing safe shelter, hot meals, essential relief supplies, emotional support and health services like first aid.
When a family's home is flooded or damaged, without power, without heat-or all of the above, Red Cross shelter volunteers are there to help. This vital assistance provides a safe, warm place to sleep and warm meals for disaster victims.
On March 26th and 27th, the Red Cross will hold a two part class that trains participants about how to set up and run a Red Cross shelter, and how to provide compassionate care to disaster victims.
Date: Tuesday, March 26 (Part One); Wednesday, March 27 (Part Two)
Time: 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: Central Prairie Chapter (700 North Prairie Street, Jacksonville)
Advanced registration is encouraged to ensure adequate number of course materials. Please contact Katie.Gregory@redcross.org <mailto:Sondra.Hayes@redcross.org to register.
IL Medical Marijuana Bill Gaining Support
Follow the link to read about the Medical Marijuana Bill introduced by Representative Lou Lang (D- Skokie). The link takes you to the Illinois General Assembly website. The bill is HB1. On the left side of the page beneath the header "Legislation & Laws", left click Bills and Resolutions. When the new page loads, scroll down to the House Bills section; it's the second set of bills listed. Then click on "0001-0100". The link you need is the first on the new page. Left click "HB0001 Medical Cannabis" to read about the bill.
Mayes Antique Tractors
for more information on antique tractor master-restorer Russell Mayes, and his business in Raymond.
Air Traffic Control Towers Slated for Closure
Full list of air traffic control towers slated for closure by the FAA.
Where is Your Tax Refund?
Click on the link to track your tax refund.
Senate Bill 1 (Pension Bill) Vote Total
Find out how your senator voted on the pension reform bill.
Sangamon County CATCH Program
Information about the Sangamon County Coordinated Access To Community Health (CATCH) program, which helps provide healthcare to low-income and uninsured residents.
Take Pride in Your Block Grant Program
The timeline to submit these grants has been extended to May 1st.
For more info: "Like" Cory Jobe for Alderman- Ward 6" on Facebook to stay up-to-date on events and activities in the area.
District 186 Audit Paperwork
Official paperwork from Sangamon County Regional Superintendent's Office. Shows how schools are in violation.
City of Decatur
For more information on the city's alternate water source plan.
This link (also above) will take you to the redistricting proposal. If you follow this link to the district website, you can see the agenda in full. You'll need to left-click on the date in the upper, left corner of the webpage. The agenda will appear on the left side of the page. Scroll down to agenda item 9.1 under Old Business and left-click again. The Boundary Proposal is there as a PDF.
Bright Pink is more than just a color. It is a movement, a community, a way of life. It is the belief that being proactive is better than being reactive, that prevention is better than treatment. Educate yourself, take action, and join us in Being Bright Pink.
Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women while providing support for high-risk individuals. We are working on creating a Central IL Chapter of Bright Pink but currently as we are in the beginning stages we are considered an Ally. Once we get participation up we may be granted a chapter. We will be having fun events like, yoga night, cooking classes, zumba classes, pink cupcake receptions and much more fun events and fundraisers to try and paint this town BRIGHT PINK!
J.O. Harris Sale
Morgan County implement dealer and manufacturer of custom planters.
Illinois Department of Agriculture Grants
For more information on the $600,000 in specialty crop grants that the department is taking applications for.
Annabelle Phillips died at 5-weeks-old after a battle with brain cancer. The Mount Pulaski community is coming together to support her family as they try to handle medical bills from Annabelle's medical treatment.
"Annabelle Phillips Fund"
Farmers Bank Attn: Kelly or Leslie
PO box 170
Mt Pulaski IL 62548
Sangamon County Farm Bureau
For more information on the Young Leaders and other Farm Bureau programs.
Llama farm and maker of Llama wool clothing
Secretary of State: Avoid the Scam
The Secretary of State's office encourages all investors, especially seniors, to investigate before you invest.
The Secretary of State's office encourages all investors, especially seniors, to investigate before you invest.
Mercy for Animals
National animal rights organization advocating for cruelty free practices in raising livestock.
Illinois Farm Families
Organization offering consumers an up close look at Illinois farm practices.
Illinois Pork Producers Association
For information on pork production, hog farms, and upcoming pork promotions.
Some customers maybe eligible to receive bill payment assistance through LIHEAP (Low Income HomeEnergy Assistance Program). LIHEAP provides payment assistance to eligible low-income households, elderly persons and those with disabilities. LIHEAP information is available by calling the Energy Assistance Hotline at1-877-411-9276.
Another source of financial assistance is Warm Neighbors Cool Friends, a program of the Energy Assistance Foundation. The program is designed to help Ameren customers who generally do not qualify for federal or state heating assistance. Information is available on the program website, WarmNeighborsCoolFriends.org.
The Ameren Illinois ActOnEnergy program helps customers gain greater control over their energy usage in order to reduce their energy bills. The program provides free advice, as well as rebates and financial incentives. For more information on residential programs, visit ActOnEnergy.com, call 1-866-838-6918, or send an e-mail to ActOnEnergyResidential@ameren.com
Family Service Center Scholarship
High school seniors, who have been adopted or in foster care, are eligible to apply for two $1,000 scholarships offered by the Family Service Center in Springfield. This is the second year of the program.
Qualifying applicants must reside in the Family Service Center service area, which consists of Sangamon, Montgomery, Christian, Menard, Logan, Mason, Morgan and Macoupin counties.
An essay about the applicant's education plan and a recommendation from a high school counselor or principal should be included with each application. The deadline for submission is April 30, 2013.
Assistance Totals: Single Mom of two making $19,000
Department of Welfare
- LIHEAP: $400
- Child Care: $14,976
- Medical Assistance: $6,045 (includes Health Department and SCHIP)
- Food $6,028 (SNAP, WIC: average $52.32 per person, school meal programs, Dept of Ag)
- Housing Voucher: $7,148
Pennsylvania Utility Commission
- Lifeline: landline ($30 for instillation and $200 interest free loan/yr) and cell phone with 200 min and 250 text and email ($480/yr)
- PA Weatherization Assistance Program: Ave. $6,500/per household
Department of Agriculture
- Farmers Market Nutritional Program $20
Department of Education lunch programs
- National School Lunch Program ($5/day)
- School Breakfast Program ($3/day)
- Child and Adult Care Food Program ($5/day)
- After School Snack Program ($2/day)
- Summer Food Services Program ($5/day)
- At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program ($5/day)
Department of Health
- Healthy Woman Program (free clinical breast examination, cervical cancer screenings, mammogram, pelvic examination, pap smear and follow up diagnostics to low income women): $1,245
- Bureau of Community Health Immunization Program
Department of Insurance
- SCHIP (included in Medical Assistance)
Legal Services Corporation
- 2010 federal budget $420,000,000, assisted 2.3 million people in 2011: $182.61/person @ LSC.GOV
- Earned income tax credit: $4,800
- Additional Child Tax Credit: $2000
- Withholdings return on $0 taxable income: $1900
- Pell Grant: Maximum $5,500
- Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant: Grants up to $4,000 per year. - Students who have been awarded a Federal Pell Grant receive priority.
- National SMART Grant: Maximum $4,000 (National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant: students in third or fourth year of college.)
- Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant: Max: $4,000 to be a teacher.
Department of Education and Office of Childhood Development in DPW
- Head Start: $6,700 per child/2009 in PA per HHS numbers
- Early Head Start: $6,700 per child/2009 in PA per HHS numbers
Schedule a Colonoscopy: Get Your Butt in There
Follow the link above to schedule a colonoscopy this Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Bullet Proof Mind: Lt. Co. (Ret.) Dave Grossman
Local law enforcement attended a day long class on how to mentally prepare for mass shootings and terrorist attacks taught by Grossman.
The deficit reduction plan for Rochester Schools will impact positions in the district next year. The budget concerns are brought on by a fourth straight year of lower than normal funding from the state of Illinois. Follow the link to see budget information for the current school year.
Central Illinois Horse Rescue
For more information on adopting rescued horses or donating to the operation, click this link.
For more information on adopting rescued horses or donating to the operation, click this link.
Hear you can find more information on how to steer clear of norovirus.
ISU Motorcycle Safety Program
Check this link out for dates and times to attend the ISU Motorcycle Safety Program.
Illinois New Teacher Collaborative
The Illinois New Teacher Collaborative (INTC) is at the forefront of providing statewide leadership for promoting new teacher induction and mentoring programs and supplying resources for those who support new teachers.
"Diversity Matters" - Illinois Dept of Transportation
Website links minorities and minority owned businesses to opportunities within the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Sequester Spending Cuts Hitting Illinois
See the complete list of scheduled federal spending cuts that will affect Illinois residents.
For more information and to sign up for a spot in the community garden at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
For more information and to sign up for a spot in the community garden at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
Medicare Drug Problems
Read about waste and abuse of the government's main health programs for seniors.
Illinois Beef Expo
For more information on the cattle shows, sales, and trade show.
Central Illinois Food Bank
For more information on helping the Springfield based agency that serves 145 partner agencies in 22 counties.
G.E.D. Testing Information
If you want to take the G.E.D., especially before the new rules kick in on January 1st, 2014, you must register at your Regional Office of Education site. For locations and phone numbers, click on the link.
Contacting Snuggles Group
Volunteers welcome, and group will pick up knitted squares from your home.
Contact Jennifer Millay
Clay Center Observatory
Live USTREAM broadcast of asteroid DA-14 passing by the Earth.
Hill Prairie Winery
Check out this link to to learn more about the Menard County winery, vineyard, and entertainment venue.
Information on One Billion Rising:
Information on local domestic violence and sexual assault crisis centers:
Land of Lincoln Chorus
More information on the Springfield-based chorus for barbershop quartet-style music.
Schedule Pickup of an Old Refrigerator
Click the link to schedule a free pickup of an old refrigerator. You'll get $50 just for turning in your old appliance, and you'll be entered for a chance to win $2,000.
LLCC Scholarship Applications
Apply for LLCC scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum Volunteers Needed
VOLUNTEERS WILL BE ASKED TO ATTEND FOUR TRAINING SESSIONS:
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19
TUESDAY, MARCH 5
TUESDAY, MARCH 12
AND TUESDAY, MARCH 19.
EACH SESSION WILL START AT 5:30 P.M. AND LAST APPROXIMATELY THREE HOURS.
TO REGISTER, CONTACT JEREMY CARRELL, DIRECTOR OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES, AT (217) 558-8984.
Midstate Kart Club
For more information on karting and the Jacksonville Grand Prix.
Crossroads Beekeepers meets on the second Monday of every month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the University of Illinois Extension Center in Effingham.
Springfield Firefighter Testing Fee Waiver
Springfield firefighter applicants are required to pass a physical fitness test that normally costs $150, but Mayor Mike Houston is encouraging applicants to apply for a fee waiver if they're eligible. The mayor said he wants to make it possible for everyone to take the entry-level examination. Waivers will be granted to individuals who qualify under the WIC income eligibility guidelines. Click the link for more information.
For more information about preventing scald burns, contact the American Burn Association at (312)-642-9260 or www.ameriburn.org.
For more information about visiting the Springfield Fire Department's Children's Safety Village, call (217)-788-8472.
Land of Lincoln Barbershop Chorus
Springfield based chorus offering Valentine's Day serenades.
Buena Vista Farm
Resort near Jacksonville
Preparing for an Earthquake
An earthquake can strike at anytime. Join the movement to be ready for the natural occurrence.
Head to this website to find out if the state is holding any money or unclaimed property with your name on it.
Find Stimulus Projects in Your Neighborhood
This government website allows you to check out American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects in your neighborhood.You can also click here for another map with more information.
Girl Scout Cookie Finder
Enter your zip code to find Girl Scout cookie sales near you.
Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Academic Challenge
Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) is an international program, headquartered at the University of Illinois offering the annual Academic Challenge competition, a summer camp and other programs.
District 186 Budget Vote Descriptions
To access the agenda for District 186 School Board meetings, go to the above website. Select "agenda list" from the menu under the calendar on the right side of the page. Select the date on the left side of the new page, February 4, 2013. Scroll down to "Roll Call Action Items" on the new page. Items 9.3 to 9.6 relate to budget votes. Select the names next to the item number for additional information.
FFA Feeding the World
National FFA's global campaign to feed the hungry
God Made a Farmer
Ram Trucks Superbowl commercial featuring the late Paul Harvey, for each view or share, Chrysler is donating 1 dollar to the National FFA's Feeding the World initiative.
THR & Associates Liquidation
Liquidation Auction for THR & Associates.
Aumann Auctions out of Nokomis, IL.
Community Foundation For The Land of Lincoln
Area non-profit groups can apply for small grants from this organization.
Click link for more information about a buffalo ranch near Monticello in Piatt County.
Click link for more information about a buffalo ranch near Monticello in Piatt County.
Relay for Life of Sangamon County Registration
Relay for Life of Sangamon County will be held at Lincoln Land Community College on June 22, 2013. Teams can register by logging onto http://www.relayforlife.org/sangamonil.
Pizzas 4 Patriots
Organization devoted to delivering pizzas from home to troops stationed overseas.
Norovirus, also known as "stomach flu"
Click here for symptoms and tips for prevention
Illinois Sheriff's Association Scholarships
Here you can learn how you can apply to receive a college scholarship from the Illinois Sheriff's Association.
SENATOR DICK DURBIN'S THOUGHTS ON GUN LAW
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today joined Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) at a news conference to announce the introduction of new gun control legislation that would renew limits on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
Earned Income Tax Credit
Site for more information on the Illinois tax credit, as well as locations for free tax preparation help.
Information on Filing a FAFSA
Aero Force Balloons
Balloon company operated by Bill Smith, who attempted a 200+ mile long jump flight from Springfield, Il.
Free Tax Return Preparation for You by Volunteers
The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify.
Land Of Lincoln Honor Flight Applications
Here you can find information and applications for upcoming Land of Lincoln Honor Flights. There are 3 upcoming flights booked. The first is March 26th, the second is April 23rd and the third is May 21st.
Leadership Springfield Nominations
Click here to apply or nominate someone for the next class of participants for "Leadership Springfield", sponsored by The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. Or Call Sharon Theison at (217) 525-1173
The Illinois Municipal Utility Association, of which CWLP is a member, is offering four $500 scholarship opportunities to high school seniors whose parents or legal guardians are residential customers of IMUA-member utilities like CWLP. Click the link for an application.
The American Red Cross is accepting nominations for its eighth annual Red Cross Heroes Breakfast fundraiser. You can nominate a hero you know for any of the nine hero categories: Youth, Civic, Community, Healthcare, Education, Military, Workplace, Public Safety, and Senior. Click the link to submit your nomination.
Flu Precautions at Memorial Medical Center
Memorial Medical Center in Springfield is limiting patient visitors to help stop the spread of the flu virus. Some classes held at Memorial are being canceled as well. Click the link for more information.
Need a Flu Shot?
Click the link to find the nearest pharmacy or health department offering flu shots. The flu season typically runs through March.
Central Illinois based Case IH, JCB, and Kubota dealership chain.
Assumption, Illinois based chain of John Deere dealerships.
2012 Springfield Crime Statistics
Courtesy of the Springfield Police Department
How deadly is the flu?
The CDC explains how many people die from the flu nationwide each year, as well as how these statistics are calculated.
Track the Flu
Track the flu activity in your area and sign up to receive Flu Alert emails to keep you informed of flu activity throughout the season.
Illinois Comptroller's financial transparency website.
Engrained Brewing Company
New brew-pub and full service restaurant that will be opening in late summer.
"We Are One Illinois" Coalition on Pension Reform
Click here for the group's recommendations of Pension Reform for Illinois State employees and retirees.
King's Daughters Grant Letter Entry
Fill out the form for opportunity to receive grant funding for senior citizen organizations.
Memorial's "Choosing to Lose"
SPRINGFIELD - Memorial Medical Center's Food and Nutrition Department will offer an 11-week course to help people learn how to conquer unhealthy eating habits.
Illinois' Gift Card Law
Operation Hero Miles
Donate your unused frequent flier miles to help military families fly to see injured service members overseas.
County Highway Road Condition Map - Sangamon County
See the latest driving conditions on Sangamon County highways.
Ameren Outage Center
Ameren Illinois website for outage information as well as safety tips and information.
The Menard County Sandy Hook Project
According to organizers, a special account has been set up at the National Bank of Petersburg for victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy. The account is called The Menard County Sandy Hook Project.
Donations will go to:
Sandy Hook Fire and Rescue
Attn: School Fund
P.O. Boz 783
Sandy Hook, CT 06482
This is the fire station children were taken to after the shooting, according to project organizers.
The account will be open until January 4. Green and white ribbons are available upon request.
Continue Reading over Winter Break
The state board of education encourages families to read together during winter break. There are lots of online resources available, including the "Find a Book" utility at lexile.com/findabook.
Volunteerism in Illinois
Illinois recently ranked 25 among the 50 states in volunteering. For information about volunteer opportunities near you, click on this link.
Teddy's For Newtown
Teddy Bear donations can be dropped off at:
Taylorville Home Source
919 West Spresser Street
Taylorville, Illinois 62568
Superintendent's Budget Recommendations
Here is a narrative of fiscal year 2014 (2013-2014) proposed cuts from Dr. Walter Milton.
District 186 Community Budget Review Committee Recommendations
Get a glimpse of the Community Budget Review Committee's recommendations for the next two fiscal years ahead of their presentation at the Monday night school board meeting.
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) quarantine.
40% of Illinois is now under quarantine from the little green beetle that has destroyed millions of ash trees. Click here for a list of counties and what the quarantine means for you.
Blessings on State Bed and Breakfast
Here you can find information on the Blessings on State Bed and Breakfast in Jacksonville.
District 186 Budget Survey
Ends December 10, 2012 at 10 a.m.
Cory Craig Auctioneer
Cory Craig Auctioneer: For sale bill for Smith Family Farm closeout sale, a large auction featuring 3 generations of farm equipment for in Shelby County.
Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach
Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach responds to the sick, poor and needy through a medical equipment and supply recovery and distribution program and education and awareness opportunities.
If you want to volunteer, call 217-525-8843 or email Jill at Mission Outreach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Military APO/FPO/DPO Holiday Shipping Deadlines
Click on the "shipping deadlines" tab for info on sending mail to military members overseas.
District 186 Agenda and Possible Job Cuts
Click on the date in question for the agenda with a list of potential job cut areas.
LLCC Ag Club
Organization for agriculture students at Lincoln Land Community College.
Go Green for Christmas
Tips for an environmentally responsible holiday from the U.S. E.P.A.
25 Days of Christmas Contest
Click the link to visit the Illinois Department of Agriculture's Facebook page and learn more about their 25 Days of Christmas Contest
Holiday Farmers Market
Farmers Market held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Decmber 15th, from 9am to 1pm..
Holiday Mail for Heroes
Click the link for more information on how you can send holiday cards to troops over seas, veterans and their families.
Making the Holidays Brighter for Seniors, Families in Need
Learn how paying your Ameren bill online could give back to families in need this holiday season!
Hardy's Reindeer Ranch
Rantoul reindeer farm and Holiday destination.
If you do not see your community listed please call your local government representative for the appropriate information.
Illinois Policy Institute's Piglet Book
The Illinois Policy Institute's Piglet 2012 highlights nearly 200 examples of wasteful government spending in Illinois, totaling more than $354 million. Each item highlights the decisions of politicians who have lost sight of the core services they were put in place to provide.
Unclaimed Property Auction
Click on the link for more information about the upcoming unclaimed property auction. It's being held from Nov. 26th through the 30th.
Raynauds Disease Clinical Study
For more information:
Sexual Abuse Resources Locally
Check out the Sangamon County Child Advocacy Center for more on resources available to children locally impacted by sexual abuse.
Abraham Lincoln Historic Sites
Click the link for more information on Abraham Lincoln historic sites in Springfield and around the state.
Diabetic Alert Dogs
Click the link to make a donation to help offset the costs of a Diabetic Alert Dog for U.S. Army National Guard Veteran, Dereck Bly.
You can also mail a donation to:
PO Box 910
Orange, VA 22960
(make a note in the memo that the donation is for Dereck Bly)
Organization dedicating to giving hospice patients a final dream come true.
Winter Emergency Kits for Home and Auto
click here for a list of things you should have NOW -- before the ice and snow strikes.
Veterans History Project
The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
Legal Help for Veterans
Click on the link for more information on the "Legal Rights of Illinois Service Members."
Girls on the Run is a 501(c)3 positive youth development program which combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. Our core curriculum addresses many aspects of girls' development - their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Lessons provide girls with the tools to make positive decisions and to avoid risky adolescent behaviors. We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
American Red Cross:
The Community Food Bank of New Jersey:
26th Annual Bluegrass Music Festival
November 9-11 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield.
Concert times -
Friday: 2:30pm and 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:30am, 1:00pm, and 7:00pm
Holiday Farmers Market
Learn more details on the November 17th event.
Land of Lincoln Workforce Alliance
Organization offering training and further education for workers
Downtown Lincoln Redevelopment & Revitalization Study
Click the link to view preliminary study information for Downtown Lincoln and to give your feedback.
Airline returning to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport and offering flights to Punta Gorda Airport in Florida
Who's Donating to the Candidates?
Here's a link to a website where you can search who's donated to candidates in the federal races.
Illinois Commerce Commission answers questions about municipal electrical aggregation
Illinois Commerce Commission answers questions about municipal electrical aggregation
Ameren information on municipal electrical aggregation
Ameren information on municipal electrical aggregation
Citizens Efficiency Commission of Sangamon County proposal on municipal electrical aggregation
Sign up student for the Do the Right Thing Initiative
Do you know a District 186 student who goes above and beyond to do the right thing? If so, nominate that student to be honored at one of the City Council meetings.
The Carlinville area orchard makes and sells fresh apple cider.
Suggestions from the Secret Service for handling money you suspect is counterfeit.
American Red Cross Blood Donations
Click the link to find a local American Red Cross and find out more about when and where you can donate blood.
Illinois Judge Ratings
All judges running for retention, as well as candidates for Illinois judicial offices who won in the March 20 primary election, have been rated by Illinois State Bar Association
In counties outside Cook, ISBA conducts an advisory poll of members in the circuit or district from which a candidate seeks election or retention. Licensed lawyers who are not members of ISBA may request a ballot. The poll reflects the opinion of those lawyers who choose to respond, and not the opinion of ISBA.
"Voters often have difficulty learning about the qualifications of candidates for judicial office," said John E. Thies, of Urbana, president of the 33,000-member organization. "These independent ratings and polls are based on the views of the candidates' peers, and I encourage voters to consider them when deciding how to vote on November 6."
The ISBA, with offices in Springfield and Chicago, provides professional services to Illinois lawyers, and education and services to the public.
Electrical Aggregation Information
There's a large amount of information about electrical aggregation available online. Some links:
Citizens' Efficiency Commission of Sangamon County proposal on municipal electrical aggregation
Ameren information on municipal electrical aggregation
Illinois Commerce Commission answers questions about municipal electrical aggregation (Microsoft Word Document)
Illinois Municipal Aggregation of Electric website
The Salvation Army Keest Center
The Salvation Army Keest Center in Lincoln is looking for volunteers for its Red Kettle Campaign and to help staff the shelter. If you're interested in learning more, you can contact the Director, Tony Shuff, at (217) 732-7890 or email him at Tony_Schuff@USC.salvationarmy.org
You can also drop by the facility at 307 North Kickapoo Street, Lincoln, IL 62656
LIHEAP- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Click here for eligibility requirements and what you'll need to bring.
Must apply in person.
Contact Info For Local U.S. Lawmakers
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk
Phone: (217) 492-5089
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin
Phone: (217) 492-4062
15th District U.S. Rep. Timothy Johnson
Champaign Office Phone: (217) 403-4690
Charleston Office Phone: (217) 348-6759
17th District U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling
Phone: (309) 649-3307
18th District U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock
Springfield Office Phone: (217) 670-1653
Jacksonville Office Phone: (217) 245-1431
19th District U.S. Rep. John Shimkus
Phone: (217) 492-5090
World Stroke Day
Click here for a link to more information
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Learn more about this organization dedicated to eliminating breast cancer!
Find out more information about the Springfield Jaycees Halloween Party.
Illinois Symphony Orchestra Concert Schedule
Find out when the Illinois Symphony Orchestra is playing in Springfield.
"Be Aware Women's Fair" at the State Fairgrounds
Click here for link and discount coupon.
Sponsored by Memorial Medical Center
Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds
Saturday October 20th from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ladybugs and Boxelder Bugs
Here's a link for information on Boxelder bugs: http://hyg.ipm.illinois.edu/article.php?id=434
And here's more on Ladybugs and Asian Lady Beetles: http://www.ladybuglady.com/infestation.htm
Click on the link above to vote for your favorite Halloween attraction in the area. To see schedules and learn more about each attraction click the links below.
Medicare Part D -- Open Enrollment
Open Enrollment period runs until December 7, 2012. You can also call 1-800-548-9034
The Baby Fold--Springfield office
Noll MedicalPavilion, 5220 South Sixth Street Road Suite 2200 B Springfield, IL
Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest
Find out how to sign-up for this year's chili cookoff in Taylorville!
Caveny Farms: Monticello are farm raising Heritage Turkeys, Ducks, and Geese.
The Illinois State Police Sex Offender Registry can be found at: http://www.isp.state.il.us/
For Sex Offender Registry in Springfield go to: https://www.crimereports.com/
For additional crime tips go to: http://www.communitynotification.com/cap_safety.php?office=55244
Springfield Water Restrictions
for details on stage 3 restrictions that are still in effect.
Hunting Harvest Totals
Illinois D.N.R. page where visitors can find out how many game animals have been harvested
Illinois SPortsmen Against Hunger
Program for deer hunters to donate meat to help feed the needy.
Creative Whitetails Taxidermy
Pleasant Plains based taxidermist.
Retiree Issues: Where the Candidates Stand
The Alliance for retired Americans released this information about where both President Barack Obama and his opponent Governor Mitt Romney stand on retiree issues.
Voter Registration Information
Voter registration for the 2012 election must be done by Tuesday, October 9th. Are you registered to vote? Do you have questions regarding how to register, where to register, and what you will need? Click on the link for more information.
Illinois Kids Can Hear
Direct link to the petition: http://ilkidscanhear.org/petition/
Registering To Vote
Need to find out how or where to register to vote?
Wagon Wheel Pumpkin Farm
Here you can get an inside look at this DeWitt County pumpkin patch and agritourism site.
Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County
For more information, call 217.523.2710.
3.8 Additional College Graduates by 2025
To see all of the nearly 490 public colleges and universities involved with Project Degree Completion, click the above title.
Springfield Ovarian Cancer Support Group
If you would like to learn more--email Monica Hay:
for more information on black walnuts, and to find a hulling location to sell them.
Dutchess Burn Fund
Click on this link to find out how you can help a kitten that survived a fire but is in need of medical care.
Future Fund Grant information
The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln is currently accepting proposals for grant requests from the Future Fund. The Future Fund is the endowment fund of the Young Philanthropists giving circle. The Fund was established in 2006 in order to create a permanent grantmaking resource for Sangamon County.
The focus area for the 2012 Future Fund award is children and youth programs. One grant of up to $6,000 will be awarded in 2012. This will be the seventh annual grant from the Future Fund and will bring the total grantmaking from this group to $34,000.
Access to the online grant application and instructions on completing the proposal can be found on the Foundation's web site listed above. Local nonprofit organizations that serve Sangamon County and provide services or programs for children and youth are encouraged to submit a proposal before the November 1, 2012 deadline.
Tickets for Mary Todd Lincoln Retrial
A series of events next fall marking the life of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln, will include the staging of retrials of her insanity case.
The events are being produced and sponsored by the Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.
Mrs. Lincoln was tried in 1875 when her son Robert brought allegations of insanity against her. She ultimately was declared a "lunatic" and placed in the Bellevue Sanitarium in Batavia, Illinois.
During the retrials, actors portraying Robert Lincoln and Mary Lincoln will testify dressed in period costumes. The retrials will take place in Chicago on Sept. 24 and in Springfield on Oct. 1. Tickets are available online.
More information can be found in the following links:
Museum Day Coupon
Saturday, September 29th is the only day of the year you can get into the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum for free. Click the link to download and print a Museum Day coupon from the Smithsonian Magazine.
Gender Wage Gap by Occupation
Many women are finding they have to work a lot longer than they first thought before they can retire. That's if they can afford to retire at all.
Sangamo Scripts Program
Click here for a link. You can sign up or get a new card for the discounted prescription drug program for residents in Sangamon County.
Making Strides for Breast Cancer
Link to a list of Making Strides walks scheduled throughout the State of Illinois during the month of October
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
2645 Old Jacksonville Road
Start Date: October 15, 2012
For more information and registration: Kim Meyer (217) 546-4531
Sunrise on the Farm: Smartphone Apps for Nitrogen Application
To access the application from Apple, go tohttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mrtn-nitrogen-application/id560788301?
To access the Android version, go tohttp://web.extension.illinois.edu/csrec/index.html
Live in Lincoln? Need Help Paying Water Bill?
Sometimes customers face circumstances that stretch their financial resources. California American Water is here to assist. Our customer service representatives will work with you on a plan to pay the balance of your bill over time. You may also be qualified to receive assistance through our H2O Help to Others Program.
Broom Orchard Upcoming Events
Broom Orchard is celebrating their 21st annual Pumpkin Festival, Saturday and Sunday, October 13th and 14th from 9:00 to 6:00 each day.
Medicaid Cost Overruns
Medicaid has been given the Golden Hammer Award calling attention to flaws within the program. It seems the US Department of Health and Human Services may have some explaining to do after an Inspector General found more than $1.5-billion in cost overruns.
The following streets will be closed to traffic for the downtown area on Friday September, 21:
5th Street at Jefferson
6th Street between American Legion Drive and Jefferson
Side streets between 4th and 7th Streets in the downtown area.
Adams Between 6th and 7th Street
7th Street at Jefferson
Washington Street at 4th Street
Monroe West side of 3rd Street RR Tracks
Capitol Ave east of RR overhead.
4th Street at Jackson Street
Capitol Avenue west of 7th Street.
Public Hearings Scheduled for Trash, Recycling Changes
Scheduled public hearings:
-Wed., Sept. 26
South Side Christian Church
-Thurs., Sept. 27
Wanless Elementary School
-Thurs., Oct. 4
Prairie Heart Institute
Illinois Open Data Site
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is ordering state agencies to make more data available online and urging local governments to do the same.
Agencies now have to make sharing data a priority when setting up new computer systems. They also have to step up their efforts to find raw data to share.
Information ranging from daily traffic to retail sales is already available. But that's just a fraction of the facts and figures generated by state government.
Agencies have four months to produce a plan for complying with the executive order issued Tuesday.
A "chief information officer" will establish policies to guide the project. Quinn says local governments can use that policy manual to launch their own transparency efforts.
Illinois Sex Offender Information
The Illinois State Police provides an online listing of sex offenders required to register in the State of Illinois. The database is updated daily and allows searching by name, city, county, zip code, compliance status, or any combination thereof. In addition, geographic searching can now be performed by choosing the Mapping link in the menu or the Geographic Search option on the right.
Morgan County Legal Self-Help Center
A link to the Morgan County Legal Self-Help Center
U.I.S. E.C.C.E. Speaker Series
for more information on upcoming events in the series.
Springfield Art Association
Learn more about this local art organization
Springfield International Soccer Club at Kiwanis Soccer Field
For information on the Springfield International Soccer Club visit their website. For information on the Springfield Park District, check out its website.
|Recycling Program Description from linked website, www.ildceo.com|
DCEO's REM Program helps Illinois businesses and organizations to become "greener." The REM Program is an opportunity that is good for business, good for the environment, and good for Illinois (more jobs!). By awarding matching grants to Illinois businesses for Market Expansion, and Waste Management Modernization projects, the REM Program diverts materials from the solid waste stream, thereby conserving our natural resources, boosts the performance of Illinois businesses to sustain and expand the Illinois economy, and demonstrates the public economic benefits of job creation.
Lincoln and Logan County Tourism
For more information on upcoming events including the Abraham Lincoln Railsplitting festival.
Project 225 - Constitution Week
Learn more about the Illinois Supreme Court initiative to boost your child's knowledge about the US Constitution
Suicide & Crisis Services
If you believe someone is at risk of suicide, ask them. Experts say it won't put the idea in their head, or make it more likely to happen.
Call the national hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Illinois Senior Olympics Information
View a full schedule of Illinois Senior Olympics events.
Flu Shot Clinics
Click the link for more information on flu shot clinics in Sangamon County.
Gail's Pumpkin Patch
Here you can learn more about the pumpkin patch and store in Logan County.
Fall Farm Day 2012
Click here to visit the Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau for more information.
Logan County organic farm that sells their products in Springfield, CHampaign/Urbana, and Bloomington/Normal.
Washington State University Rebuttal to Stanford Organic Food Study
Article also has a link to a counter-study released by the WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources
Stanford Organic Food Study
academic study focused on whether organic foods are more nutritious than convential counterparts.
Contact Aviation Program Director for more information
Jim Van Kleek
217 544 4965
Salute To Agriculture
Here you can learn more about the Salute to Agriculture.
State of Illinois information site on the drought and programs to help those affected by it.
Severe Weather Safety Tips
Even though the remnants of Hurricane Isaac are gone, learn how you can be prepared if more severe weather hits central Illinois.
IMDA Springfield Races
This weekend's motorcycle races are rescheduled for September 15-16. Check for the latest information here!
Brandt Research Farm Blog Hub
Here you can check out the Brandt Research Farm Blog Hub.
information on the fungus from Iowa State University Extension
Illinois Department of Agriculture
for information on Aflatoxin, and levels across the state.
The 2012 Farm Progress Show.
Click here for discounted advanced tickets or WEBCAM!
Boone, Iowa August 28-30
Central Illinois Foodbank
Learn how you can get involved and help local hunger
Sangamon County Clerk's Office
Find out if there's a check returned from the U.S. Postal Service for you!
Lincoln Art and Balloon Festival
Balloon rides were canceled today, but are set for tomorrow (weather permitting). Learn more about the festival here.
Learn about the effort to make sure everyone around the world has a pair of shoes!
For more information on the pumpkins, holiday store, and agri-tourism destination located in Logan County.
Baby Day 2012
Click here for a link to Baby Day 2012 - Sunday, August 26h, from Noon - 3:00PM at Springfield's Crowne Plaza Hotel (Main Ballroom). S-I-U Healthcare is offering 3D Ultrasounds if you are at least 26 weeks pregnant, and you can even receive a CD copy to take home. Donations and advanced appointments for the ultrasound are suggested. Admission to Baby Day 2012 is $2 at the door. All proceeds benefit The March of Dimes.
Report: 40% of Food is Wasted in U.S.
At a time when one in six Americans does not know where their next meal will come from, about 40% of food in the U.S. is wasted; according to a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery
The Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery is desperately in need of a few items. It is one of only six crisis nurseries in the state and serve more than 2000 children each year. They mainly serve children in the Springfield and Sangamon County area. Call them at 217-525-6800.
Diapers size 4/5
JUICY JUICE !!!
LIQUID LYSOL !!!
Walmart Gift Cards
State of Illinois website providing information on drought assistance programs.
American Red Cross
for more information on the Decatur Chapter of the American Red Cross
Celebration Mass for Arch Bishop Sheen
On September 9th, Bishop Jenky will celebrate a mass of thanksgiving to honor the Venerable Fulton Sheen. It takes place in Peoria. Click on the link for more information.
Habitat for Humanity of Logan County Build
If you'd like to help with the Logan County Habitat for Humanity build go to the Habitat website. Look for the "Build Schedule" tab; information will be posted there. If you'd like to schedule a crew to work on the site e-mail email@example.com or call 217.732.6412.
Springfield BMX Club
BMX Track location and more.
Epinephrine Act (EpiPen Act)
A Springfield woman also writes her own blog about severe milk allergies.
You can learn more about her experience as a parent and she navigates the challenges allergies can present.
Reporting a Pothole in Springfield
You can report a pothole in Springfield online at the city's website.
"Operation Teen Safe Driving" Contest
Application deadline for high schools in Illinois is October 1st.
Ameren Illinois Helps Low-Income Residents Beat the Heat
Ameren Illinois is offering energy assistance to qualified low-income customers.
Ameren Rebates for Energy-Efficient Upgrades
Ameren Illinois offers rebates for customers upgrading to energy-efficient heating and air conditioning systems. Visit their website for more information.
Report Internet/Email Scam
Internet scammers are trying to reach families of deployed soldiers to defraud them out of more than $1,000. If you get an email from an Illinois National Guard official asking for money, Guard leaders say it's a scam. Report it to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center.
Illinois Department of Insurance
Learn more about the new women's preventive health care now covered under the Affordable Care Act.
Decatur Water Restrictions
The second stage of restrictions for decatur water customers and residents that takes effect on August 9th.
US Senator Mark Kirk Update Video
From YouTube Published on Aug 3, 2012 by SenatorKirk
"United States Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) reveals the progress that he has made in his recovery after suffering an ischemic stroke in January. Sen. Kirk recently completed a 9-week mobility study at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where he worked tirelessly to improve his walking, speech, and mobility. During the course of the study, Sen. Kirk walked a total of 14.79 miles and climbed 145 flights of stairs. Learn more at Kirk.Senate.Gov"
Here you'll find more information on the Brandt sponsored #31 Chevy driven by Justin Allgaier.
Brandt Research Blogs
Here you'll find more information on research farms around the world.
RSVP for the August 25 "Playground Build".
Dought Response Task Force
Learn how Illinois farmers can receive financial assistance for crops lost in this summer's heat.
2012 Illinoisans of the Day
The Illinois State Fair Museum Foundation has named its ten
winners of the Illinoisan of the Day award for 2012. They will be honored at noon on the Farm
Bureau stage under the Commodities Pavilion each day of the fair, which runs August 10-19.
18 M&M Foundation
Contact to learn about a charity auction being held on July 30th.
Kunz Mower Service
Springfield lawn equipment dealership selling new and used equipment and repairs on most brands.
Reporting Identity Theft
Just whom should you contact if you find your identity has been stolen?
The link offers more information on the vegetable farm and plant nursery in Southern View.
India Association - School Supplies
Monetary Donations Accepted at:
PO BOX 2314
Springfield, IL. 62705
Also, be sure to check out STUFF THE BUS
Horace Mann Parking Lot ( 9th/Jefferson)
Is Your Community Under a Burn Ban?
The incredibly dry conditions are leading to a heightened fire danger all across central Illinois. To help residents stay safe, counties are issuing burn bans, restrictions, and advisories. Click the link to see what measures your area is taking.
The next volunteer orientation is on Thursday, August 9 at 5:30 p.m.
First Day Fund Donations
Click on the link to learn more about how you can help The First Day Fund. The programs helps students in Springfield, Pawnee, and Auburn with school supplies.
Click for more information about volunteering for Memorial Home Services Hospice.
Get Fit on Route 66
Learn about a new program that helps your kids keep track of their fitness over the summer!
Fit-Friendly Company Award Application
Deadline: July 31
Big Brothers, Big Sisters Illinois Capital Region
Click the link to find out more about how you can become a mentor and to see a list of upcoming events.
Dirty Dining: Sangamon County Restaurant Inspection Reports
A link to the Sangamon County Department of Public Health's restaurant inspection reports
Menard County Fair
for a full fair schedule, information on admission prices, and more.
State Drought Assistance
The state of Illinois has a new website for farmers to learn more about state and federal programs to help them with drought assistance.
Sign up for playground building on August 25
Year-round, Family Service Center helps foster children. Now you can help too. Foster kids and children from the neighborhood are hoping you will help build their dream playground on Saturday, August 25th. Bring your kids along because there will be things to keep them busy. The build is expected to last for about six hours, and there will be free food for volunteers. Blue Cross Blue Shield is donating $80,000 to make the project happen. Family Service Center is on South Grand between 7th and 8th Street. Follow the link and select "RSVP" to sign up. They want to know how many lunches they should have for you volunteers.
Rantoul Veteran's Memorial
Information on memorial and how to donate found here.
Learn more about the historic site where Abraham Lincoln once stayed, or how you can contribute to its renovation.
Hear you can find more information on the Carlinville area orchard.
Illinois Association of Groundwater Professionals
Click the link for tips to reduce your water usage and deal with a drying well.
Kailey's Krew was established in 2011 by Gary & Shelli Wilmarth in memory of their daughter, Kailey, who lost her battle with leukemia. In it's first year, Kailey's Krew has already given thousands of dollars in emergency financial aid to local families.
The mission is to provide financial assistance to families of children in central Illinois with long term illnesses or disabilities. The goal is to generate and gift $100,000 each year.
Find A Panel On The Aids Quilt
To locate a loved one's panel on the Aids Quilt, visit the new site created by developers at the University of Iowa.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Learn more about events taking place at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library!
Illinois Vital Record
Were you adopted in Illinois? Click here for a link to apply for your original birth certificate.
Report Roadway Buckling
Click the link to report buckling of interstate roadways to the Illinois Department of Transportation.
DNS Changer Malware
A link to more information from the FBI on the DNS Changer malware
State Fair Culinary Competitions
Four new culinary competitions will be featured at this year's Illinois State Fair. Click here to find out how you can win cash and prizes for your winning dish.
Project Safe Childhood
Learn about a national effort against child pornography and how you can report suspected cases.
Hiring Our Heroes
Other helpful links for veterans:
Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs
IDES: Jobs for Illinois Veterans
United States Department of Labor
Illinois WorkNet Center
Illinois Employment Benefits
Macon County Conservation District
Learn more about the agency that organizes the Independence Day 1860 celebration each year in Decatur!
High-speed Rail Feedback
Information below from the IDOT website:
Public Involvement Program
An important component of the Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is the public involvement program. It has been designed to educate and engage stakeholders along the corridor. These stakeholders include residents, business owners, adjacent property owners, municipalities, townships and counties. Whether you live, work, travel or own a business in the corridor, your input is welcome at the public open house meetings held at key project milestones. You can also:
- Sign-up for study newsletters and emails or submit a comment
- Call the project hotline at 1-855-IDOT HSR (436-8477)
- Write to us at:
Illinois Department of Transportation
Division of Public & Intermodal Transportation
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph Street, Suite 6-600
Chicago, Illinois 60601-3229
- Join the project's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/illinoishighspeedrail
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Google’s Attempt To Get You To Pay For Youtube
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What Dollar Tree’s Purchase Of Family Dollar Says About The U.S. Economy
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Ebola Fears Spread to Asia
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