Friday, September 29, 2023
Happy National VFW Day to Our Local Chapters and Veterans

On this day in 1899, a group of 13 Spanish-America war veterans joined together to form what would become the nation’s largest and most dedicated group of combat veterans. Today…

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Celebrating National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

Two-thirds of women in the United States are caregivers who provide regular support to others, and caregivers are at a greater risk for poor physical and mental health. This National…

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Honor Flights Offer Amazing Experience For Our Veterans

Honor Flights offer an amazing experience for our veterans, as well as a chance for them to get the recognition they deserve for their service. Thank you to the Honor…

Monday, September 25, 2023
Rep. Hammond Backed Legislation Expanding Proton Beam Therapy Access Signed Into Law

State Rep. Norine Hammond sponsored legislation this past spring to improve access to Proton Beam therapy for cancer patients. House Bill 2799 requires that health insurance policies provide coverage for…

Friday, September 22, 2023
Illinois Families Face Growing Consumer Credit Debt

Total consumer debt increased by seven percent from 2021-2022, rising from $15.31 trillion to $16.38 trillion. Auto loans, credit cards, mortgages and personal loans saw the largest increases on a percentage basis….

Thursday, September 21, 2023
Free Car Seat Checks Offered During Child Passenger Safety Week

A properly installed car seat can save your child’s life. Make sure your child is in the right seat for their age and size by checking with a certified child…

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
The Caucus Blog: The Decline of Horse Racing in Illinois

Only two horse racing tracks remain in Illinois, one in western Chicago in Stickney and the other in the Metro East in Collinsville. Three horse racing tracks have closed within the last…

Sunday, September 17, 2023
Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

Today we commemorate the signing of the United States Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787. The Constitution defined the framework for our federal government, uniting citizens as members of…

Friday, September 15, 2023
As Harvest Season Begins, Be Careful on the Roads

Harvest season is here. Remember to watch for large equipment, be patient, and give our farmers plenty of room on the roadways in the coming weeks and months. Wishing all…

Thursday, September 14, 2023
Parks and Trails a Key Element to Quality of Life

Well-designed parks and trails are valued parts of the environment. They can promote physical activity and community engagement while providing environmental and mental health benefits. Parks can also help reduce…