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Illinois Department of Human Rights Announces Sexual Harassment Hotline

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.

Sen. Althoff reacts to Gov. Rauner’s State Budget Address

State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) releases a statement regarding Governor Bruce Rauner’s State Budget Address.

McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition receives 1,000 doses of NARCAN Nasal Spray

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 open for Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame awards hosted by the Illinois Department on Aging.

State Fire Marshal and Illinois Fire Safety Alliance Promote Be Alarmed!

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.

Nominate a Veteran

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.

Utilities Inc. proposes water rate increase

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.

Registration begins for "People in Need Forum"

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.

State kicks off year-long Illinois Bicentennial celebration at Navy Pier

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.

Sen. Althoff appointed to Senate Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Awareness and Prevention

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.

Sen. Althoff hosts Youth Advisory Council for high school students

On November 13, 40 students from the 32nd Senate District took part in State Senator Pamela Althoff’s Youth Advisory Council at the McHenry County College Shah Center, which gave students a hands-on learning experience about public policy and the legislative process.

SBA approves assistance request for Lake, McHenry, Cook flood victims

Gov. Bruce Rauner announced the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved the state’s request for assistance to help people and businesses in northeastern Illinois recover from severe storms and floods that occurred July 11-27.

Female senators announce creation of bipartisan Women’s Caucus

A bipartisan group of female state senators announced the creation of the Women’s Caucus today at a press conference in Springfield.

Grocery Food Truck at Midwest Veterans Closet, Nov 14

A no charge Grocery Food Truck will roll up to Midwest Veterans Closet on Tuesday, November 14 from noon to 2 p.m.

Homeowners Floodproofing Expo and Workshop: Oct. 19, 2017

In response to the summer flooding, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (SMC) is hosting a Floodproofing Expo and Workshop for homeowners and property owners. This will be an opportunity for residents to learn about various products, services, and solutions to minimize flood damages to their homes and properties.