As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC) was held virtually this year. The Bradley University Sales team quickly adapted to this change of format and finished in fifth place overall. Aggie Bielinski finished in the Top 25 and Natalie Konopka f…

DIY projects are a great way to welcome Spring. Have you ever considered Worm Composting or Vermicomposting? One pound of worms- about 500 worms- can eat between one-half and one pound of food waste per day and can double in population in a month if they have sufficient food, water, and shel…

Small changes in habits can have a positive impact on the environment From lawn care, native plants, and managing home waste, to understanding animal behavior and atmospheric optics, there is never a shortage of new things to learn about your everyday environment.

The Minier Police Department is proud to announce that they are accepting applications for the Bob Quarello Memorial Scholarship.  Officer Quarello served with the Minier Police Department and other law enforcement agencies for nearly 40 years.   

A C-130H Hercules aircraft assigned to the 182nd Airlift Wing, Illinois Air National Guard, delivers 250 medical isolation pods to Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago, Ill., April 8, 2020. Two 182nd Airlift Wing C-130 aircraft and aircrews flew the pods cross-country and overnight …

Brush pick-up service will begin on Monday, April 20, weather permitting. Brush must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on April 20 to assure pickup. No return trips will be made. City crews will start on the west end of the city (Rolling Meadows) and work east.

As part of a routine maintenance, the City of Washington Public Works Department will be flushing fire hydrants beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 6, 2020, and is targeted to conclude on April 24, weather permitting.

With all of the Easter activities and events being cancelled this year, the Washington Park District would like to announce and invite everyone to participate in the Virtual Easter Egg Hunt by coloring an Easter egg picture and placing it in your home window for neighborhood kids to see. Fam…

In coordination with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Illinois has received a statewide Economic Injury Declaration to secure access to emergency loans for small businesses. Small businesses in all 102 Illinois counties are eligible for low-interest, economic injury disaster loa…

K-12 schools will remain closed and a stay-at-home order for Illinoisans will remain in place through April 30, as Gov. JB Pritzker announced during his daily COVID-19 briefing Tuesday that he plans on extending those orders on Wednesday.

SPRINGFIELD — More than 114,000 workers in Illinois filed first-time unemployment claims in the week ending March 21 as the United States saw its biggest one-week spike in recorded history. 3.2 million workers filing for benefits.

SPRINGFIELD – New federal and charitable funding will soon be available to Illinoisans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as the state on Thursday saw its largest one-day spike of new cases and deaths during the pandemic.

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As I parked my car outside the Peoria Civic Center and pushed through the humid air toward the arena, I had no idea that God was about to blow my mind. As team chaplain for the hometown Pirates of the fledgling Indoor Football League, I thought I was there simply to give a pregame chapel tal…

Teaching your child to cook is one of the best gifts you can give them. This life skill gives children the opportunity to use knowledge they have acquired in topics like counting, measuring and following directions, while encouraging problem-solving and creativity.

Illinois farmland values continue remaining at stable levels while other investment options have seen very extreme swings according to the report issued last Tuesday at a special Illinois Land Values Webinar. The Webinar was sponsored by the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and…

Cousins Emma Ehnle and Brenna Edwards, both age 4 and from Washington, went on a shamrock scavenger hunt organized by Trails Edge subdivision as a safe activity to participate in. Both girls found over 200 shamrocks hidden on houses and in yards. 

COVID-19 UPDATE  The Illinois Department of Transportation is taking several steps to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, while keeping our commitment to protect the health and safety of the public and our employees.We take this obligation very seriously.At IDOT, under the leadership of Gov.…