Salmonella Outbreak in Illinois: What You Need to Know
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has issued a warning about a salmonella outbreak linked to ground beef in the Chicago area. With confirmed cases reported in various counties, including Chicago itself, it is crucial to stay informed about the outbreak and take necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. In this blog post, we will delve into the key details surrounding the salmonella outbreak in Illinois and provide essential information to help you stay safe.
Our Search For Dogman in Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Several months ago, me and my family and I went to Elk Grove Village to look for dogman, a werewolf-type creature. In this article, I’m going to explain what we saw during our search, but if you don’t feel like reading, you can listen to our podcast instead.
Longstanding IHOP Restaurant Unexpectedly and Quietly Closes
There was reportedly no warning to customers or employees as to the restaurant’s fate. This article is based on corporate postings and accredited media reports. Linked information within this article is attributed to the following outlets:Wikipedia.org, ScrapeHero.com, and 101TheEagle.com.
Longstanding Illinois IHOP Unexpectedly and Quietly Closes
There was apparently no warning to customers or employees as to the restaurant’s fate. This article is based on corporate postings and accredited media reports. Linked information within this article is attributed to the following outlets:Wikipedia.org, ScrapeHero.com, and 101TheEagle.com.
Panera Bread Restaurant Replaced by Marijuana Dispensary
News of the shuttered location’s new tenant has been met with polarizing local response. This article is based on corporate postings and accredited media reports. Linked information within this article is attributed to the following outlets:Wikipedia.org, ScrapeHero.com, Facebook.com, Twitter.com, and ShawLocal.com.
Illinois “Old Farmer’s Almanac” Advice for June 5-11, 2023
This post includes some content written or assisted by AI tools. As we step into the week of June 5-11, 2023, The Old Farmer's Almanac has some insightful advice for the residents of Illinois. This time-honored publication, known for its diverse range of information, has something for everyone, from gardening enthusiasts to stargazers.
Bill that allows nurses to prescribe Benzodiazepines without a physician awaits Governor's signature
Illinois - Senate Bill 0199, first introduced by Sen. Sara Feigenholtz (D - 6th District) and Sen. Bill Cunningham (D - 18th District) in January, has now been passed by both the Senate and the House and is currently awaiting Governor J.B. Pritzker's signature.
Chicago-based firm wins $24.9 million federal contract for air traffic control tower construction at naval air station
Chicago, Illinois - Walsh Federal LLC, based in Chicago has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract worth $24,929,000 for the construction of an air traffic control tower at Webster Outlying Field, part of the Naval Air Station at Patuxent River, Maryland.
Bill to ban all weather modification technology stalls in Illinois Senate
Illinois - Senate bill SB0134, otherwise known as the Weather Modification Act, proposed by Sen. Neil Anderson (R - 47th District), has been stalled in the legislative process since March. This legislation takes a firm stance against any form of weather modification within state lines, raising intriguing questions about the historical, current, and future status of weather modification practices.
Mental health professionals may soon qualify for higher education loan repayment grant assistance
Illinois - The Illinois Legislature has passed a landmark amendment to The Community Behavioral Health Care Professional Loan Repayment Program Act, boosting funding for mental health professionals.
Illinois “Old Farmer’s Almanac” Advice for May 29-June 4, 2023
This post includes some content written or assisted by AI tools. As we welcome the last days of spring and the first hints of summer, The Old Farmer's Almanac offers tons of advice for Illinois residents. This week, we'll focus on three key areas: vegetable gardening, flower gardening, and astronomy.
A bill focused on creating an Awareness Month for balding morphed into a $1 sale of Howe Developmental Center
Illinois - In a striking transformation of legislative intent, House Bill 3743, originally proposed to address the cosmetic disease Alopecia, evolved into a real estate directive for the transfer of state-owned land. This revised bill recently passed both the Senate and the House, signifying a dramatic change in its original purpose.
Illinois legislators move closer to removing debt as a barrier to academic transcripts
On May 4, a significant stride was made for students saddled with educational debt, pushing them one step closer to unhindered access to their academic transcripts, irrespective of their debt situation. Senate Bill 0049, addressing these issues, received approval from both legislative houses.
Education bill shifts focus from voter registration to religious food accommodations
Illinois - In a perplexing shift, Illinois House Bill 3643, initially focused on voter registration and students with disabilities, has been transformed via a series of amendments to establish guidelines for providing religious dietary accommodations in schools and state institutions.
Illinois was reducing state debt, but a US default could derail the money train
As the United States federal government braces for a potential default on its debt, states across the country, including Illinois, are left to grapple with the potentially significant economic impacts. Illinois presently holds the fourth-highest state government debt in the country, making it particularly susceptible to financial instability should the federal government not raise the debt ceiling.
Illinois Poised to Become Fourth State Curbing Unfair Youth Sentencing
Illinois is on the verge of becoming the fourth state to pass a regulation aimed at preventing unjust youth sentencing. The proposed law urges criminal courts to recognize young individuals who are charged with crimes committed in self-defense or as victims of violence.
Proposed Changes to Illinois Sustainable Investing Act Passes Through Both State Houses
Illinois - On May 25, 2023, a proposed bill, referred to as HB2782, successfully passed through both the Illinois House and Senate. The bill, which has yet to be enacted, garnered the support of 79 representatives against 26 in the House, while it secured 35 votes for and 19 against in the Senate. Rep. Ann M. Williams (D), representing the 11th District, filed the bill.
Garage and home heavily damaged, firefighter injured following fire in Rockford, Illinois
ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS - Just after 10 PM on Friday, May 26, 2023, the Rockford Fire Department responded to a reported fire at a home in the 3200 block of Sunnyside Drive. The fire was located near the intersection of Sunnyside Drive and Pleasant Valley Blvd in Rockford, Illinois. The fire started in the garage and then extended into the central part of the home. According to fire officials with the Rockford Fire Department, they were able to put the fire out quickly, but fire crews remained on the scene working on hot spots within the central part of the home through about midnight. Parts of both Sunnyside Drive and Pleasant Valley Blvd were temporarily closed as fire officials worked to fight the fire.