• Tornado damage creates challenge for construction companies

    by  • November 22, 2013

    With so many people homeless from Sunday’s tornadoes, Illinois builders will have a big challenge – particularly since this is not the building season. The president of ABC Illinois, a non-union builders’ and contractors’ trade group, Alicia Martin, says a big question would be, who’s available to build 1,000 houses at once, all over...

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    New ISP cadet class includes military veterans

    by  • November 22, 2013

    Illinois State Police (ISP) officials will welcome 53 cadets to the ranks of the ISP. Illinois State Police Director Hiram Grau will formally address cadet class 122, followed by the oath of office ceremony. The new troopers will be assigned to districts throughout the state beginning Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. This is the first...

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    Tornado victims can have SNAP benefits replaced

    by  • November 22, 2013

    The Illinois Department of Human Services announced Friday that assistance for SNAP households affected by last weekend’s deadly tornadoes can be replaced. In light of the tornadoes that devastated 18 Illinois counties, IDHS will issue replacement supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits for food that was destroyed in the disaster. Active SNAP recipients that lost...

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