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Friday, September 8, 2023
Survey: IL Small Businesses Lead Nation in Declining Revenues

The latest data from national survey on small business isn’t painting a rosy picture for Illinois. In August, a staggering 61% reported earning only half, or even less, of their…

Friday, September 8, 2023
Rockton Police Association Blues & BBQ 2023

Rockton Police Association Blues & BBQ 2023 was at Settler’s Park this week. Huge turnout and a great time.

Friday, September 8, 2023
Do you have any unclaimed property?

The Illinois State Treasurer is holding over 3.5 billion dollars in unclaimed property for Illinoisans, and there’s a chance you may be owed lost funds. Check your eligibility here!

Friday, September 1, 2023
Teacher of the Year Applications Open September 1st

The Illinois State Board of Education’s 2024 Those Who Excel and Teacher of the Year Awards applications open Friday, September 1. Learn more at > Nominate a teacher here! IL State…

Thursday, August 31, 2023
Illinois Waterfowl Season: Key Dates to Mark on Your Calendar!

Attention hunting enthusiasts! The wait is almost over, as Illinois’ waterfowl hunting season is about to kick off. Here’s a quick rundown of the key dates and details you’ll want…

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Beware of Scams

Illinois ranks in the top ten of the most financially scammed states according to new data by the Federal Trade Commission. Remember: Never give your personal or financial information in…

Saturday, August 26, 2023
Illinois Constitution Day

On this day in 1818, the Illinois Constitutional Convention adopted the first State Constitution and selected Kaskaskia as the first state capital. Happy Constitution Day, Illinois!

Friday, August 25, 2023
How Cargo Moves Through Illinois

Commercial cargo can be transported locally and around the world through several different methods, including by roadways, air, water and railroad tracks. Most of these transportation methods can be defined…

Thursday, August 24, 2023
IDOT Officials in the 90th District

Hosted the Secretary of Transportation for Illinois Omer Osman and his staff with many of the stakeholders in the 90th District. Better working relationships with IDOT helps all of the…

Saturday, August 19, 2023
Ways for Families to Save Money as the School Year Begins

With sky-high inflation still impacting hard-working Illinois families and the new school year set to begin, it’s important to consider ways to save money. Food prices, gasoline costs, interest rates,…