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Gov. Pritzker Activates Illinois National Guard for Flood Relief and urges caution in flood areas

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Gov. Pritzker Activates Illinois National Guard for Flood Relief and urges caution in flood areas

Gov. Pritzker Activates Illinois National Guard for Flood Relief and urges caution in flood areas Gov. JB Pritzker activated the Illinois National Guard to help respond to flooding caused by this past week’s devastating tornadoes and heavy rain storms, and launched a program called “Don’t Wait, Evacuate” to urge residents in flood-slammed communities to leavew…

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IDNR Reminds Boaters to Wear Life Jackets and Stay Sober

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IDNR Reminds Boaters to Wear Life Jackets and Stay Sober

IDNR Reminds Boaters to Wear Life Jackets and Stay Sober National Safe Boating Week is May 18-24 Illinois Conservation Police Officers (CPOs) are reminding boat operators to always drive sober and to wear life jackets – life-saving reminders heading into the state’s busiest boating season. Illinois will join in the observance of National Safe Boating…

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Landscape Structures Provide Function and Beauty

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Landscape Structures Provide Function and Beauty

Landscape Structures Provide Function and Beauty By Melinda Myers Incorporate arbors, trellises and other structures into your designs when planning new or updating existing gardens and landscapes. These structures help form the framework of any garden, add year-round interest and provide years of beauty and function. Utilize arbors to define and connect distinct areas of…

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Milwaukee Film raises $10 million for Oriental Theatre restoration

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Milwaukee Film raises $10 million for Oriental Theatre restoration

Milwaukee Film raises $10 million for Oriental Theatre restoration Milwaukee Film announces the organization’s success in surpassing a $10 million capital campaign goal to restore the historic Oriental Theatre and provide the non-profit with its first-ever operating reserve. In total, the campaign has raised $10,030,229. The campaign was initiated in 2017, lending support to the…

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Service Restored to ComEd Customers Impacted by Polar Vortex

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Service Restored to ComEd Customers Impacted by Polar Vortex

Service Restored to ComEd Customers Impacted by Polar Vortex ComEd restores service to 61,000 customers within first 24 hours ComEd crews and contractors restored electrical service this week to 64,000 customers affected by the polar vortex that plunged the temperature to negative 23 degrees, the second coldest in recorded history for the Chicago area. Power…

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Crews Complete Restoration of ComEd Customers Affected by Blizzard

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Crews Complete Restoration of ComEd Customers Affected by Blizzard

Crews Complete Restoration of ComEd Customers Affected by Blizzard ComEd prepared to answer this weekend’s winter weather Following Sunday’s severe snow and ice storm, which knocked out power to more than 340,000 customers across ComEd’s 11,000-square-mile service area, ComEd has now restored power to all customers initially impacted by the storm. In addition, crews will…

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