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CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Tenth Judicial Circuit Upcoming Virtual Volunteer Info Meetings & Training

CASA of the Tenth Judicial Circuit is looking for community members to become Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Volunteers are needed in Peoria, Marshall, Putnam, Stark and Tazewell Counties. Learn about the role and responsibilities of a CASA, the requirements, time commitment and next steps at a Virtual General Information Meeting. Join us via Zoom on Time: Apr 2, 2021 05:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 810 4786 2780 Passcode: 749691 One tap mobile 13126266799 ______________________________________________________________________________ Time: Apr 7, 2021 05:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 882 9174 0768 Passcode: 209673 One tap mobile 13126266799 ­­­­­­­________________________________________

I-74 lane closures set March 24

PEORIA   –   The Illinois Department of Transportation announces   that   lane closures, including a brief full closure, on westbound Interstate 74 near the I-74/474/Illinois 6 interchange (exit 87B) are set for the evening of March 24.   The lane closures are necessary for replacement of an overhead sign structure and will begin at approximately 7 p.m.  The full closure will be after 10 p.m. and last approximately 15 minutes.   Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. To avoid the work area, when feasible, use of alternate routes should be considered. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to changed conditions and signs in the 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 3,300 miles of highway and 8.4 million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is inve


Bard Optical is delighted to announce the addition of Shelly Rapp as Chief Financial Officer.  Shelly has an extensive background in all aspects of accounting and finance as a CPA.  She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Bradley University and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from University of Iowa.  In her most recent position with OSF as a Strategic Ambulatory Program Manager, she participated in several special projects improving reporting, analysis and internal processes.  Her experience also includes roles as an Auditor with CliftonLarsonAllen and KPMG in their healthcare groups.  Shelly enjoys spending time with her husband and kids and serving the community through her philanthropic efforts.  She volunteers her time as a tax preparer with the Center for Economic Progress.  She also serves as the Committee Chair for the Peoria Irish Fest and Chair of the McMahon-Illinois Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.  Shelly’s broad and dynamic experience

Illinois Chamber's Two Minute Drill 3.8.21

  All eyes are on the Senate this week as they return for another legislative session. Illinois Chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch breaks down what to expect this week and how the Chamber is following Pritzker's proposed tax increases. Watch here .

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Illinois Chamber This Week in Illinois

  Session Update While no floor action is occurring, both the House and Senate held virtual committee hearings this week. Bills have still been debated and passed out of the various committees. Next week, both the House and Senate will continue virtual hearings. However, the Senate is scheduled to return to Springfield on Tuesday, March 9th. All Senate proceedings can be viewed live here and all House proceedings can be viewed live here . Illinois Democratic Party Elects New Chair Earlier this week, Illinois Democrats elected a new party Chair. Congresswoman Robin Kelly, a Member of the US House since 2013, currently represents the South suburbs of Chicago. Kelly was elected in a close vote over Chicago Alderman Michelle Harris. Kelly will succeed Former Speaker Michael Madigan who served as Party Chair since 1998. Tribune Highlights Chamber Bill on COVID-19 Liability for Businesses In the edi