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  • 26 Mar 2020

    Trump declares Illinois a Major Disaster Area

    Trump declares Illinois a Major Disaster Area President Donald Trump declared the State of Illinois a “major disaster” area. The designation qualifies Illinois for Federal funding support to deal with the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic. The designation was made despite Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s partisan political ...

  • 26 Mar 2020

    Illinois unemployment surges in wake of coronavirus restrictions on businesses

    Illinois unemployment surges in wake of coronavirus restrictions on businesses Unemployment Rate Dropped to New Historic Low in February, While State Sees Significant Increase in Unemployment Claims in March While the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate fell -0.1 percentage point to 3.4 ...

  • 25 Mar 2020

    Pritzker announces 330 new coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Illinois

    Pritzker announces 330 new coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Illinois Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker said that the number of Coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Illinois increased by 330 and that there are three COVID-19 related deaths. The Governor also announced he was extending the deadline for income tax filings and providing a $90 million program ...

  • 24 Mar 2020

    Illinois State confirms 250 new cases of Coronavirus Disease: Trump offers support

    Illinois confirms 250 new cases of Coronavirus Disease: Trump offers support President Donald Trump said that his administration is continuing to pursue a bi-partisan response to the coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic, including pushing a national stimulus bill that would provide funds to every American to boost the economy which has been hit hard ...

  • 24 Mar 2020

    Saving a life

    Saving a life McCook cop prevents woman’s likely fatal fall By Steve Metsch McCook Police Officer Michael Buenik said it was just another night at the office and that  ”anyone else would have done this.” “This” was his saving a woman’s life in the wee hours. Buenik, 28, was honored at the McCook Village Board...

  • 24 Mar 2020

    “No regrets”

    “No regrets” Lipinski reflects on campaign, primary loss   By Steve Metsch After his close defeat in the Democratic primary, U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (3rd) reflected on 15 years in Congress and what lies ahead. Lipinski narrowly lost the primary to Marie Newman, whom he had defeated in a close race in 2018. Lipinski had...

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  • Lakelabnd Florida Call Center courtesy of Wikipedia

    Alorica fires Wisconsin workers and hires 9,000 workers in the Philipines Press release: Alorica to Close Green Bay Call Center and Lay Off 143 Wisconsin Workers After Announcing 9,000 New Hires in the Philippines. Call center layoffs of American workers replaced by foreign hires Washington, D.C. – Customer service outsourcing vendor Alorica announced this week...

  • More than 44 businesses attended the launch meeting of the new Cicero Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday Nov. 20, 2019.

    Press Release: Cicero Chamber of Commerces Launches new chapter More than 44 businesses, and 20 leaders from the Town of Cicero and community groups launched the new Cicero Chamber of Commerce during a dinner meeting at Langostinos Restaurant on Laramie Avenue in Cicero on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. The effort was led by Town President...

  • Romaine Lettuce. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

    E. Coli Outbreak Possibly Linked to Romaine Lettuce Do not buy or eat romaine lettuce from the Salinas growing region The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Department of Agriculture (USDA), as well as public...

  • J.B. Pritzker from his campaign Facebook Page at UFCW union endorsement.

    Gov. Pritzker Statement on Legislation to Cap Insulin Costs Springfield, Ill. — Governor JB Pritzker released the following statement after both chambers of the General Assembly passed legislation to cap insulin costs for Illinois families. “Skyrocketing prescription drug prices are an enormous burden for too many Illinois families, and this legislation will significantly lower out-of-pocket...

  • Young fisherman catches a decent size Perch at Candlewick Lake in Northern Illinois

    Forest Preserves of Cook County Prepares for Fall 2019 Trout Fishing Season Nearly 7,500 pounds of fish will be added to trout fishing lakes The 2019 fall inland trout fishing season opens on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Forest Preserves of Cook County trout fishing lakes: Axehead Lake and Belleau Lake in Park Ridge, Busse...

  • Abe Matthew, candidate for Congress int he 3rd District

    Matthew urges impeachment inquiry into Trump Abe Matthew (D-Ill.), candidate for Congress in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District (D-Lipinski), issued the following statement regarding impeachment of President Trump and the recent events surrounding the Ukraine: “The public reports of the President’s call with a foreign leader indicate that a whistleblower has raised serious concern about the...

  • More than 30,000 people attended the four-day Mexican Independence Day celebration hosted by Town President Larry Dominick and the Town of Cic bro, held from Thursday thur Sunday, Sept. 12 - 15, 2019. More than 30,000 people attended the festival and viewed the two hour long parade which featured more than 30 floats. Photo courtesy of the Town of Cicero

    Cicero celebrates Mexican Independence Day Parade By Alejandra Herrera President Larry Dominick, the Cicero Board of Trustees together with The Cicero Mexican Cultural Committee, CMCC, hosted the annual Mexican Independence Day Parade. The parade took place Sunday, September 15th, starting at Cermak and Austin. As early as 11:30am all the floats and participants were ready...

  • Graphic depicting fires savaging the Amazon forests, designed by Extinction Rebellion Chicago

    Chicagoland activists fight Amazon fires in Brazil Local members of the climate emergency group, Extinction Rebellion, and allied groups  Greenpeace, Rising Tide, Indivisible, as well as concerned individuals gathered for a protest outside the Brazilian Consulate to express and demonstrate solidarity with the indigenous  people being adversely affected by the fires being set by farmers,...