Two local projects will be seeing a total of nearly $800,000 in grant money to expand travel options and enhance the quality of life for residents. The projects, approved through the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program, include streetscape improvements along Pearl Street and Lincoln Road in McHenry and sidewalk improvements in downtown Spring Grove.
Lake County has been awarded $344,245 in Federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
State Senator Pamela Althoff is a co-sponsor of legislation prohibiting a pay raise for lawmakers. Under House Bill 5760, lawmakers would not receive their scheduled Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increases to their salary set for July 1. They would also not receive any increase to their daily per diem and mileage reimbursement rate.
The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation is once again giving college scholarships to deserving students.
Johnsburg residents who would be affected by Utilities Inc.'s water rate increase are invited to attend a public forum regarding the matter. The open house is scheduled for Monday, May 7 at 7 p.m.at Johnsburg High School, 2002 W. Ringwood Rd. Residents who have questions or concerns regarding the proposed rate increase are encouraged to attend.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. It’s a safe and responsible way to dispose of prescription drugs that have gone either unused or expired.
On April 16, several students from the 32nd Senate District took part in Part Two of State Senator Pamela Althoff’s first Youth Advisory Council (YAC) at the McHenry County Administrative Offices in Woodstock, which gave students a hands-on learning experience about public policy and the legislative process.
Illinois families and businesses need certainty when it comes to planning for their future said several Senate Republican legislators today during a press conference announcing legislation that opposes any attempt to amend our state Constitution to allow for a graduated income tax rate, which would be another tax increase on Illinois families.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is announcing the launch of its Opioid Data Dashboard, an innovative way to access data on opioid overdoses and deaths. The Opioid Data Dashboard is an interactive website that offers information on how opioids are affecting people in Illinois.
It was announced this week that the Illinois State Board of Education has finalized the tier funding calculations for the 2017-2018 school year, with $366.6 million new dollars left available to run through the four, evidence-based tiers. This is $16.6 million, or 4.7 percent, more than the anticipated $350 million. What does that mean for your local school district?
The deadline to file state and federal taxes is mere weeks away. Taxpayers can file their returns on or before Tuesday, April 17, for the 2017 tax filing year.
McHenry County is combating sexual assault by hosting Break the Silence—a free community training course aimed to educate and empower individuals to do more to keep our schools, workplaces, and communities free from sexual violence.
On March 14, the Senate took up three gun measures—one would ban bump stocks, one would change the age requirement for the purchase and possession of “assault weapons” to 21, and the other would add a 72-hour waiting period before buying “assault-style” weapons. State Senator Pamela Althoff says when dealing with issues of guns and public safety she takes her duty as a legislator very seriously, and does not take her votes on these issues lightly.
The Illinois State Treasurer' Office is encouraging individuals to submit a design for the coin that will be created and distributed to commemorate the Illinois Bicentennial.
The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) announced the creation of a toll-free sexual harassment hotline to provide resources to the public, including referrals to counseling and legal services. The hotline, and accompanying website, will also allow for the reporting of sexual harassment allegations in both private and public places of employment.
State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) releases a statement regarding Governor Bruce Rauner’s State Budget Address.
State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) and State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) thank AptarGroup and Adapt Pharma for their donation today of 1,000 doses of NARCAN Nasal Spray to the McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame awards hosted by the Illinois Department on Aging.
On Monday, the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) and the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA) promoted “Be Alarmed!” – a joint smoke alarm installation program that provides smoke alarms to Illinoisans through their local fire departments.
The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Illinois Bicentennial Committee has joined together to honor the work of courageous veterans who live in Illinois. Their goal is to bring honor and recognition to as many as 200 veterans at a major celebration of statehood later this year.
Utility Services of Illinois Inc. is seeking to raise their water rates. The rate increase would affect residents who receive their water from Utilities Inc.
Utility Services of Illinois Inc. is seeking to raise their water rates. The rate increase would affect all residents who receive their water from Utility Inc. Several of these residents include those who live in the northern portion of Johnsburg and receive water from Whispering Hills Water System, which is owned and operated by Utilities Inc.
Registration has begun for the "People in Need Forum" on January 27
The forum connects individuals in need, who may not know where to go or how to get assistance, to community resources and important information. The day is full of informative sessions and knowledgeable people willing to share about their organizations and the services they provide.
The Illinois Bicentennial Commission kicked off the state’s year-long tribute to Illinois’ 200thbirthday at Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier on December 3.
State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) is one of five Republican lawmakers appointed to serve on the newly formed Senate Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Awareness and Prevention.
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