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Monday, January 22, 2024
National School Choice Week

National School Choice Week reminds us of the importance of school choice programs in Illinois. All children in Illinois deserve the best possible education and school choice programs like Invest…


Tuesday, December 12, 2023
From Duryea to Rivian: Illinois Automobile Manufacturing Heritage and Future

The roots of automobile manufacturing in the United States can be traced back to Illinois, and specifically Peoria. Brothers Frank and Charles Duryea, working in their barn on West Barker Street,…


Tuesday, December 5, 2023
World Soil Day

Illinois has some of the most fertile farmland in the world. On December 5, World Soil Day brings attention to the importance of healthy soil and for the use of…


Wednesday, November 29, 2023
2023 Made in Illinois Holiday Gift Guide

Small and family owned businesses are the backbone of our communities and they haven’t had the easiest go of things these past few years. Supporting the hard-working individuals who operate…


Friday, November 24, 2023
USPS Delivers Letters to Santa

One of the most unique and heartwarming holiday programs has been in existence for over 100 years and is conducted by the United States Postal Service. USPS Operation Santa receives thousands of…


Wednesday, November 8, 2023
National STEM/STEAM Day

National S.T.E.M. / S.T.E.A.M. Day calls for the advancement of education in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. These are critical areas in any child’s education and…


Friday, October 20, 2023
National Mammography Day

According to the American Cancer Society, when breast cancer is detected early, and is in the localized stage, the 5-year relative survival rate is 99%. Early detection includes doing monthly…


Friday, October 6, 2023
National Manufacturing Day

Happy National Manufacturing Day! Illinois’ manufacturing industry alone supports roughly $580 billion in annual economic impact driving investment, opportunity, and innovation across the state. Thank you to our manufacturers for…


Wednesday, September 27, 2023
National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

Two-thirds of women in the United States are caregivers who provide regular support to others, and caregivers are at a greater risk for poor physical and mental health. This National…


Monday, September 25, 2023
Historic Preservation Tax Credit invests in Illinois’ future through its past

The Illinois Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program provides a state income tax credit equal to 25 percent of a project’s Qualified Rehabilitation Expenditures, not to exceed $3 million, to owners of certified…