Illinois EPA Director John J. Kim announced the completion of a large used tire removal action at the former Harmon Auto Salvage, located on Route 29, south of Pekin in Tazewell County. Illinois EPA has authority under the Illinois Environmental Protection Act to carry out used tire removal …

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced it has received the Excel Award, the top honor for communications work from the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials. The recognition from fellow state departments of transportation in the TransComm Skills Awar…

Mediacom and C-SPAN announce the start of this year’s annual student documentary competition and encourage middle school and high school students to participate in the video documentary competition known as “StudentCam”. Students are asked to create a short video documentary and submit it on…

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The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the ramps to and from westbound Interstate 74 at Goodfield (exit 112) in Tazewell County will close September 11. The closures are necessary to finish resurfacing and are expected to last a week. A detour will be posted.

Four years ago, Eureka College (EC) created a Spanish version of the college’s website to provide more effective communication with Spanish-speaking parents of current and prospective students.

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SPRINGFIELD – The COVID-19 test positivity rate fell to 3.6 percent statewide Monday, decreasing in two regions that have faced increased economic restrictions due to high rates.

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning. As we learned this spring with the COVID-19 pandemic, disasters don’t wait. They can strike at anytime and anywhere. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), and …

Leslie Rusch-Bayer, of Eureka, has graduated from Iowa State University with her degree in Professional Practice in Dietetics. Due to pandemic restrictions, she will have the opportunity to participate in fall or spring commencement ceremonies in honor of her achievement.

Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) recent announcement on changes regarding COVID-19 testing protocols, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reminding all Illinois residents of the importance of getting tested, including after close contact with so…

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In preparation for the 2020 elections, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has issued guidance to protect the safety and health of voters as they cast ballots at polling locations throughout the state during early voting and Election Day.   The "COVID-19 Guidance for Election Pol…

The Illinois Department of Transportation shares a common goal with Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Illinois law enforcement – to eliminate impaired driving. As the unofficial end of summer approaches, MADD, IDOT, the Illinois State Police and law enforcement agencies throughout the state …

Snyder Village will hold its annual “Snyder Village Benefit” as an online auction for 2020.  Hundreds of items will be available for bidding and items can be previewed beginning September 7, 2020. 

The Eureka Greater Area Kiwanis club will be holding a yard sale Thursday through Saturday, September 10-12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the northwest corner of Pearson and Henry streets in Eureka.  All proceeds will go to the Children’s Miracle Network, the fundraising arm of Peoria Children’s …

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September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Eureka Public Library District joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and li…

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MORTON, IL - With the goal for this year’s Roaring Pumpkins and All That Jazz to shop and support local, the Chamber and Festival Advisory Committee developed creative programs to celebrate local businesses and Chamber members. Favorite parts of Festival return in modified formats and new ad…

Despite the limitations of COVID-19, the Eureka College Theatre Department will continue to offer programming that allows the community to appreciate and interact with the bright young talent developing on campus.

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Governor JB Pritzker today announced the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved the state’s request for federal assistance to help Illinois residents recently impacted by flash flooding. The declaration stems from a July 15 storm that dumped at least eight inches of rain within a …

War stories are not always about tragedy or battle. Sometimes they’re not even about humans. Take, for instance, the story of a bald eagle named Old Abe. He lived amongst the troops for more than three years, became famous for his Civil War exploits, and died a hero. He is still remembered t…

This year, the virtual and hybrid learning models adopted by many schools may cause some students to stay home alone while their parents go back to work. “Staying Safe at Home” is a new, virtual program offered by University of Illinois Extension and 4-H that will give children and parents t…

Calling all trivia enthusiasts expert and beginner alike. On Saturday, August 22, the Easter Seals and Trivia Master Matt Gullette will be hosting a Trivia Night for an evening full of food and fun at East Port Marina, 701 Mariners Way in East Peoria. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the event will …

Disasters like the severe weather that struck several Illinois communities last week often brings out the best in people, but unfortunately disasters can also bring out the worst in others who use the opportunity to prey on storm survivors. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) has…

Power outages are more than just inconvenient; they can be dangerous. That's why the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency managers are highlighting various safety tips to help recent storm survivors. At the height of last week’s storm, more than 683,000 customers w…