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Tuesday, September 5, 2023
11 Days of Heroes to September 11th, 2023: Rich Palmer

Read a compilation of responses from Department of Corrections worker Rich Palmer who assisted the NYPD with directing people evacuating: “On 9/11, I was assigned to 60 Hudson Street, which…


Monday, September 4, 2023
11 Days of Heroes to September 11th, 2023: Welles Crowther

One man made a huge difference in guiding people to safety in the South Tower on 9/11. When the tower was hit, people on the 78th floor sky lobby huddled…


Sunday, September 3, 2023
11 Days of Heroes to September 11th, 2023: Betty Ong

Read a partial transcript from Harry Ong Jr., brother of Betty Ong, who was a flight attendant aboard hijacked Flight 11. He describes his family’s reaction to learning about the…


Saturday, September 2, 2023
11 Days of Heroes to September 11th, 2023: Robert Gray

Read a partial transcript from Arlington County Fire Department Captain Robert Gray, who led the department’s Technical Rescue Team in searching for survivors and recovering victims at the Pentagon, describes…


Friday, September 1, 2023
Leader Haas Joins Community Leaders at Unveiling of Sergeant Marlene R. Rittmanic Memorial Highway

KANKAKEE – On Friday, House Assistant Minority Leader Jackie Haas (R-Kankakee) joined community leaders to honor the life of Bradley Police Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic (End of Watch: December 30th, 2021)…


Friday, September 1, 2023
11 Days of Heroes to September 11th, 2023: Adrienne Walsh

Read a partial transcript from firefighter Adrienne Walsh, who responded to the World Trade Center when he was off duty on the morning of 9/11. He responded with the second…


Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Ways to Help Loved Ones on Grief Awareness Day

Each individual experiences and expresses grief differently. The process of grieving in response to a significant loss requires time, patience, courage, and support. While everyone grieves differently, here are a…


Monday, August 28, 2023
Rep. Haas Recognizes Reopening of Chippewa Campground

KANKAKEE – On Monday, State Representative Jackie Haas (R-Kankakee) recognized the reopening of the Kankakee River State Park Chippewa campground. The park was closed in 2015 after a pump broke…


Saturday, August 26, 2023
Remember the Fallen: 13 American Service Members Killed in Kabul in 2021

On August 26th, 2021, thirteen American service members died in the Abbey Gate suicide bombing at Hamid Karzai International Airport, attributed to ISIS-K. Today we remember their heroism and sacrifice…


Friday, August 25, 2023
Rep. Haas Recognizes Golden’s Gymnastics Center for August Local Business Spotlight

KANKAKEE – For the month of August, State Representative Jackie Haas (R-Kankakee) is recognizing Golden’s Gymnastics Center Inc. for her local business spotlight. Golden Gymnastics has the mission of educating,…