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Millikin University is pleased to welcome Holocaust Survivor Sami Steigmann for a community-wide educational presentation on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bob and Debi Johnston Banquet Rooms located on the third floor of the University Commons on Millikin’s campus. 

The following students achieved the Dean's List at Belmont University for the fall 2022 semester. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours (exclusive of audit and pass/fail courses this semester) and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C (inclusive of …

Northern Illinois University recently announced its fall 2022 Dean's List students. To earn this distinction, students must meet a minimum semester grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology or a minimum of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale in the co…

The Monmouth College men's and women's track & field teams kicked off their indoor season on Friday night, Jan. 13, 2023, by hosting the Midwest Invitational against Augustana and Knox. The Scots came away with multiple first place finishes and a handful of individual career high perform…

The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) began accepting 2022 state individual income tax returns on Monday, Jan. 23, the same date that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) begins accepting federal individual income tax returns.

The Augustana Choir, under the direction of Dr. Jon Hurty, will perform concerts in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa in March and April 2023. The 52-voice ensemble will sing a selection of traditional and contemporary choral works. The choir is known for its innovative programming, at…

Birth to Five Illinois has issued $575,000 in planning grants that will help to establish nine Local Early Childhood Collaborations in 22 counties across the state. The grants are funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) and the Early Childhood Governance and Finance Projec…

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation recently announced two key updates for the upcoming Social Equity Criteria Lottery for the next round of adult use cannabis dispensary licenses in Illinois. First, the application deadline has been extended through Friday, Marc…

The Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund and Morton Civic Chorus has announced that Norm Durflinger will serve as Honorary Chairman for "Encore 2023" to be held at the Bertha Frank Performing Arts Center on May 25-28, 2023.  Norm is a longtime educator and public servant both in Morton, and…

Morton students that participated in the Penguin Project's production of "Footloose" held last weekend at Eastlight Theatre included (back, left) Max Petrov, Julie Weeks, Alexis Brooks, Adam Smith, Ava Haberland; (front, left) Maggie Getz, Joci McDaniels, Grace Petrov, and Gia DeTrempe.

Two Monmouth College student-athletes were honored on Jan. 17, 2023, as Midwest Conference Performers of the Week for their respective sports. For men's basketball, senior forward Jordan Metcalf (Aledo, Illinois) was honored after helping the Scots to a 2-0 week while senior thrower Addi Cox…

CEO Eric Hodel announced changes in the leadership team of Midwest Food Bank. Effective immediately, Pat Burke has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer in addition to his leadership role as Executive Director of MFB Georgia. Lisa Martin, Executive Director of MFB Morton, Illinois, has no…

Seventh Grade High Honor Roll- Webb Akers, Turner Albers, Katherine Beckerdite, Eleanor Beckler, Lucian Bernard, Audrey Bonham, Addison Brown, Charlotte Brummel, Kayleigh Campbell, Mallory Carter, Ryan Clauson, Raegan Copeland, Brooklynn Cotton, Lucas Cox, Zita Cronkleton, Miley Darche, Kath…

The Monmouth College men's and women's swimming teams competed in a double dual meet against Quincy University and Knox College at home on January 13, 2023. The women won both meets, beating QU 93-72 and Knox 122-40 while the men beat Knox 94-45 but lost to QU 106-47

First Security is happy to share that Nathan Cronkhite has joined the bank as a credit analyst. In this position, he will be responsible for analyzing financial statements and preparing loan presentations with the goal of evaluating the financial condition of customers and those applying for…

Col. Seth Hible, of Winfield, Illinois, assumed command of the Illinois National Guard’s 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) from Col. Michael Eastridge on Jan. 8, 2023, at the Illinois National Guard Readiness Center in Urbana.

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Illinois regulations require food establishments to have at least one Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) on staff. The University of Illinois Extension offers the Food Protection Manager Certification course and examination, which is required every five years. The University of Illinoi…

High-achieving students were named to the Knox College Dean's List for the 2022 Fall Term. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must have earned at least 2.5 credits in the term, with a grade point average of 3.6 or better (on a 4.0 scale).

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Three Airmen from the 126th Air Refueling Wing based at Scott Air Force Base and an Airman from the 182nd Airlift Wing based in Peoria earned top honors from the Illinois Air National Guard during its Outstanding Airmen of the Year ceremony on Jan. 7 at the Illinois State Military Museum in …

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 A team of Southern Illinois University Carbondale students bested more than 930 teams in an international trading challenge, earning fourth place in North America and 12th place in the world.It’s the first time in recorded history that an SIU team has even competed in Bloomberg’s Global Tra…

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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will welcome potential new members of its amazing volunteer team at an orientation session Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023.

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Midwest Food Bank of Peoria has hired Audrey Kamm as the new Executive Director. Audrey will assume the role effective Feb. 1, 2023. She most recently served as the Vice President of Operations for the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Be inspired to plant a pollinator garden or patio container, fall in love with a new plant at the garden centers this year, or even learn the basics of everyday gardening at the University of Illinois Extension McLean County Master Gardeners’ 21st annual Home, Lawn, and Garden Day on Saturda…

Assistance for individuals who qualify for the Benefit Access program, which provides a license plate sticker to be purchased for a discounted price and Ride Free Transit Card, will be offered by appointment. A Central Illinois Agency on Aging volunteer will have appointments at the Morton P…