Category : Need to Know News

by Staff - 3 weeks ago

Home energy assistant program underway

Long before thermostats turn from cool to heat, Nicor Gas is working to make energy as affordable as possible for its customers. But when temperatures drop, some household budgets cannot keep up with the demands of using more natural gas to heat thei...

by Staff - 1 month ago

Teen Driving Deaths Down 51%

Kicking off National Teen Driver Safety Week, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has said teen driving deaths have decreased by more than half since the start of the graduated driver's license program.

by Staff - 1 month ago

Walsh backs effort to cut fee on credit protection method

In an effort to assist the 5.4 million Illinois residents who have been affected by the Equifax data breach, state Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., Elwood, is sponsoring legislation to prevent credit agencies from charging consumers more for taking steps to pr...

by Staff - 1 month ago

Congresswoman Kelly to host annual hiring event

Congresswoman Robin Kelly will host her 5th Annual Hiring Event for residents of the 2nd Congressional District on Friday, October 27, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the gymnasium of South Suburban College, 15800 State St., South Holland.

by Staff - 1 month ago

State warns of hurricane financial scams

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is cautioning Illinois residents to watch out for opportunistic investment scams in the wake of widespread damage caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

by Staff - 2 months ago

State action plan addresses opioid crisis

Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, several state agency officials, stakeholders, and advocates recently helped release the State of Illinois Opioid Action Plan. A coalition of state agencies has developed a strategic framework that outlines what Illinois n...

by Staff - 2 months ago

New Financial Center Identifies HBCUs To Impact Black Wealth

( Fisk University will be the first HBCU to participate in a new program offered by The Center for Financial Advancement designed to elevate African-American wealth. The program launches this semester at the Nashville university wi...

by Staff - 2 months ago

Upsets over; Time to move on

The kickoff to the 2017 season could not have gone better for Tennessee State and Howard. Both got their first wins ever over FBS teams in stunning fashion! TSU went into Atlanta and spoiled the opening of Georgia State’s new […] The post...

by Staff - 5 months ago

Paid sick time plan passes out of the Senate

An estimated 1.5 million Illinois workers would benefit from a plan that passed the Senate today guaranteeing paid sick time for every Illinois worker. The plan, contained in House Bill 2771, is sponsored by State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D – Chi...

by Staff - 6 months ago

Walsh wants to end wage discrimination

State Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., Joliet, is fighting to end wage discrimination by passing a package of measures requiring employers to pay the same wage to workers who have the same experience and do the same job.

by Staff - 6 months ago

Measures promoting Illinois and American jobs passes house

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Joliet, to help create local jobs by requiring the state to prioritize the purchase of products made in Illinois and the United States recently passed the House. “Taxpayer dollars should be goi...