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Yearly Archives: 2019

State Agencies Encourage People to Prepare for Winter Weather

State Agencies Encourage People to Prepare for Winter Weather

While the official start of winter is not for several weeks, parts of Illinois have already experienced the first snowfall of the season.  The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), Illinois… Read more »

Low Back Pain and the Connection to the Opioid Epidemic

Low Back Pain and the Connection to the Opioid Epidemic

By: Dr. Michelle Graham, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare of Illinois For the millions of Americans with low back pain, the condition can range from a minor nuisance to a major… Read more »

Castro, Lopez to host Health Fair and Flu Shot Clinic

Castro, Lopez to host Health Fair and Flu Shot Clinic

To promote health and wellness across local communities, State Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) and Elgin Councilman Baldemar Lopez will co-host a Health Fair and Flu Shot Clinic this month. “It’s… Read more »

Gov. Pritzker Announces New Co-Chairs to Illinois Commission to End Hunger

Gov. Pritzker Announces New Co-Chairs to Illinois Commission to End Hunger

Under new leadership appointed by Governor JB Pritzker, a revamped Illinois Commission to End Hunger aims to make bold strides over the next three years. Gov. Pritzker has appointed Deputy… Read more »

How to Help a Caregiver During National Family Caregivers Month

How to Help a Caregiver During National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. The Alzheimer’s Association is recognizing and honoring the more than 15 million people across the U.S. who are… Read more »

Bloodlines May Matter More Than Love When It Comes to Health

Bloodlines May Matter More Than Love When It Comes to Health

Strained relationships with parents, siblings or extended family members may be more harmful to people’s health than a troubled relationship with a significant other, according to a study published by… Read more »

Triton College Offers Free Health Care and Transportation Career Education Through WIOA Program

Triton College Offers Free Health Care and Transportation Career Education Through WIOA Program

Prospective students and community members are invited to attend information sessions at Triton College to learn about tuition-free programs that will allow them to earn a commercial driver’s license or… Read more »

Four-Week Winter Session Offered at Moraine Valley

Four-Week Winter Session Offered at Moraine Valley

For the first time, Moraine Valley Community College is offering a four-week online winter session starting Monday, Dec. 16. Students can complete accelerated online classes in this shorter session, which… Read more »

NIMH Funds Youth Violence Prevention research at DePaul University

NIMH Funds Youth Violence Prevention research at DePaul University

Psychology researchers at DePaul University have received a $6.6 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to reduce African American youth violence. The project will reach ninth graders… Read more »

CPS Proposes Amended School Calendar and Budget for 2019-20 School Year

CPS Proposes Amended School Calendar and Budget for 2019-20 School Year

Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday announced amended calendar and budget proposals for the 2019-20 school year, which add make-up school days and reflect additional revenue and investments for Fiscal Year… Read more »