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SNAP benefits will continue through February during federal

February SNAP benefits will be issued to customers on January 20th The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced today that February Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will be funded through the end of February, but they will be ...

Public invited to submit stories for IDOT safety campaign

Names, faces of Illinois people sought to show consequences of unsafe driving The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking real stories from people who have lost loved ones or otherwise been affected by poor choices and driving behaviors. The stories ...

Federal judge issues order against IL Dept. of Corrections

Thetimesweekly.com A federal court has ordered the state of Illinois to address its “failure to…meet the constitutional requirements with respect to the mental health needs of” its approximately 12,000 prisoners with mental illness. This case reached a settlement agreement in ...

Motorists are reminded to Drive Sober this Holiday Season

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reminding everyone that it is never okay to drive impaired. Motorists traveling in the coming weeks can expect to see increased law enforcement on the road as part of the high-visibility Drive Sober ...

New Year brings changes to car seat laws

Starting Jan. 1, 2019, Illinois law will require children under the age of two to be properly secured in a rear-facing child restraint seat unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds or is more than 40 inches tall. State ...

Connor encourages residents to submit ideas for new Legislation in 2019

Romeoville - State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, is asking residents of his district to send in ideas for new laws for the upcoming legislative session beginning in Jan. 2019. “As we move toward the start of a new legislative session, ...

World AIDS Day

Get the Facts. Get Tested. Get Involved. World AIDS Days is observed on December 1 of each year and is an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and ...

Veterans’ Affairs launches Entrepreneurship Logo Program

Thetimesweekly.com The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs introduced its new Veteran Entrepreneurship Logo Program. Veteran owned businesses that are registered with the state, and in good standing, can display the logo in their place of business. The new logo program ...

Education Committee looks at early childhood funding fixes

The Illinois Senate Education Committee discussed solutions to statewide funding shortages for early childhood education programs recently. State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) worked with other legislators to establish an evidence-based funding formula to dispense state dollars to public schools more ...

Illinois Veterans encouraged to preserve their memories

Secretary of State Jesse White is calling on all veterans in Illinois to share their story with the Illinois Veterans’ History Project. The project honors Illinois veterans by documenting and preserving their experiences. With this initiative, White believes future generations ...

EHD Outbreak in Illinois claims more than 400 Deer

As of October 29, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has received reports of 432 suspected cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in white-tailed deer so far in 2018. EHD appears to be at low to moderate levels in ...

Secretary White cautions investors about Marijuana-related investment schemes

Secretary of State Jesse White is cautioning investors to be aware of schemes and risks associated with potentially fraudulent marijuana-related investments. Investments in marijuana business ventures are becoming more common. Fraudsters are attempting to use the increased publicity to convince ...

Camelot Illinois seeks proposal for provision of Jackpot Communication Solutions

Camelot Illinois today issued a request for proposals (RFP) for vendors to provide jackpot information/communication solutions within the point of sale equipment for its retail locations. The goal of this RFP is to provide jackpot information/communication ("JPC") solutions within Camelot's ...

Money Match - It's your money

We are always looking for new ways to improve how our office serves the public. Our latest success story may return your lost money without any action on your part. The new ‘Money Match’ program uses existing technology to match ...

Bipartisan energy legislation signed into Law

Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Steven Knight (R-CA) announced that the bipartisan Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act was signed into law last week. The legislation authorizes $45 million to support the creation of three public-private partnership projects to ...

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