Vermilion County honors Blake Kinnett
Monday afternoon a community event was held at Bismarck-Henning-Rossville-Alvin High School to honor Blake Kinnett, a local student who has been courageously fighting a battle with adrenoleukodystrophy, or ALD. It was my honor to present Blake and his family with a resolution from the House of Representatives recognizing his courage, and to talk about legislation in the upcoming General Assembly to promote testing and awareness about ALD, which currently has no cure. BHRA Principal Brent Rademacher put together a great event for a great cause.


IDOT wants your opinion
Illinois motorists are being asked for their opinion on the status of the state’s highway system. The Illinois Department of Transportation is conducting its annual Traveler Opinion Survey from now until the end of the year.


Unemployment rises slightly in Illinois metro areas
October 2018 Illinois unemployment rates rose slightly in 12 out of 14 Illinois metropolitan areas according to information from the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The increases for the month occurred in areas such as Champaign, Rockford and the Quad Cities. Unemployment numbers for the state as a whole improved because of a decline, from 4.8% to 3.9%, in the unemployment rate posted in the area around Chicago.