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HMC Honors Staff with Achievement Awards

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                           HMC Honors Staff with Achievement Awards   December 22, 2021   Hopedale, IL – On December 17, 2021, Hopedale Medical Complex (HMC) awarded 10 staff members with achievement awards for their service and commitment to Hopedale Medical Complex.   The 2021 Spark Award was presented to Lyndsy Toney from the Surgery Department.   The Spark Award is given to an HMC employee who has been on staff for less than 18 months, has a positive outlook, and has shown proven leadership in their department.   The LOVE Award was started by Dr. Rossi, Sr., and is given to an HMC CNA who is passionate about helping those in need.   This year’s recipient was Olivia Myers, Nursing Home CNA.   Olivia puts others first and truly has a servant’s heart.   Three Meritorious Awards were presented during this year’s presentation.   Meritorious Award Winners are dedicated to the mission

Pekin Municipal Airport Receives $1.8m Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan Grant

    Pekin Municipal Airport Receives $1.8m Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan Grant   Pekin Municipal Airport receives $1.8 million grant toward access roadway improvements and fuel tank updates under the Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan.   Pekin, IL- Pekin Municipal Airport has been awarded a $1.8 million grant from the Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan. This grant will allow the Airport to continue on-going updates and expansion efforts. The Airport, recently recognized as 2020 Illinois General Aviation Airport of the Year, has received an additional $4.5 million from various sources toward infrastructure improvements in the past four years. The City of Pekin applied for the grant after the Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan was announced in 2020. Grant money will be applied toward replacing the fuel tank system and improving access roadways. The Pekin Municipal Airport was established in 1964 with last expansion project occurring in 1991-1992. “We pushed hard for the fuel tanks as

Traffic Pattern Change for Route 9 in Pekin

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 15, 2021     Traffic  pattern  change for Illinois 9 in Pekin     PEKIN  – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that all westbound lanes of Illinois 9 (Ann Eliza Street) at Second Street will reopen Dec. 17.     This traffic pattern will remain in place until spring, when construction in the McNaughton Bridge work zone resumes. Eastbound Illinois 9 (Margaret Street) will remain reduced to one lane.     Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in work zones, obey the posted speed limits, refrain from using mobile devices and be alert for workers and equipment.     Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,500 miles of highway and 9 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements s

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Curriculum, Free Resources from IL Dept of Human Rights

  The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) was charged by Public Act 101-0221  (commonly referred to as the Workplace Transparency Act) to develop and release a model Sexual Harassment Prevention Training program for Illinois employers.    Formerly Senate Bill 75, Public Act 101-0221 was signed into law by Governor Pritzker in August 2019. Under this Act, Illinois employers are required to train employees on sexual harassment prevention by December 31, 2020, and on an annual basis thereafter.  This requirement applies to all employers with employees working in this State.  Employers must either develop their own sexual harassment prevention training program that equals or exceeds the minimum standards for sexual harassment prevention training outlined in  Section 2-109(B)  of the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA), or they may use the model training provided by the IDHR. In addition to providing the sexual harassment prevention training described above, restaurants and bars

Seventh Annual Complimentary Construction Industry Legal Power Seminar

    Seventh Annual Complimentary Construction Industry Legal Power Seminar Virtual Live Seminar  Thursday, January 20, 2022 @ 8:30 AM CT SmithAmundsen invites you to a complimentary virtual seminar on Thursday, January 20 at 8:30 AM CT. The seminar highlights key legal issues and developments impacting the evolving construction industry in 2022. Our attorneys will cover everything from COVID-19 regulations and supply chain delays, to OSHA and labor and employment law updates.   Topics to be discussed, include: Addressing material shortages, labor shortages and supply chain delays in contracts Updates to OSHA regulations in 2022 Recruiting