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Saturday, March 2, 2024
Read Across America Day

Read Across America Day is an annual day dedicated to motivating children across the country to read. While this is a great day to celebrate the joy of reading, we…

Saturday, March 2, 2024
Invest in Veterans Week | March 1-7

Invest in Veterans Week honors the aspiring and established businesses owned by veterans of our armed forces. This week is a great time to support veteran-owned businesses. Do you have…

Friday, March 1, 2024
National Social Work Month

National Social Work Month honors the dedication and commitment of social workers across the country who provide critical services to those in need. Social workers help support and navigate people…

Friday, March 1, 2024
Employee Appreciation Day!

Happy Employee Appreciation Day! I want to share my own appreciation for my incredible staff who work hard for the people of Illinois each and every day. 

Thursday, February 29, 2024
Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day aims to raise awareness for the 300 million individuals living with rare diseases around the world. Get involved by learning more about rare diseases and how you…

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Career and Technical Education in Illinois

Career and technical education courses give students new opportunities across Illinois. Click here to learn more.

Sunday, February 25, 2024
Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs Update

The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs has a new look to elevate the agency’s visibility and to better connect with Illinois veterans. Read more here.

Saturday, February 24, 2024
Upcoming Solar Eclipse!

On April 8, a total eclipse will travel through southern Illinois, offering scientists, students, and the public a chance to view this rare event. Click here to read more.

Friday, February 23, 2024
Blood Donation Reminder

If you are able, consider donating blood this winter to combat blood shortages and help save lives. Learn more about how you can help here.

Thursday, February 22, 2024
Happy Birthday President Washington!

On this day in 1732, President George Washington was born. Happy birthday to one of our Founding Fathers and the first President of our nation!