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Tupper: Rice not to blame for Illinois downturn

It was a challenge that included creating a new chemistry and it shoved sophomores ...
Farm Center Saturday evening and in case you haven’t noticed, this is a very different Wildcat team than the one Illinois beat 72-67 Jan. 3 in Evanston.

New Lenox 5-Year-Old Leukemia Survivor, Family Treated to Night with Chicago Bulls

The plucky New Lenox boy has been battling leukemia since July and just ...
treatments—and seeing the huge smile on Nathan’s face. “We haven’t been able to do very much together, outside of medications, treatments, the hospital,” she said.

Southern Illinois Towns Brace for State Funding Cuts

WEST FRANKFORT -- With Illinois' new governor, Bruce Rauner ...
"I could argue that municipalities haven't done anything wrong," Jordan said. "And maybe we think that we shouldn't be punished. But I, on the other hand, I think that we're all part of ...

America Ranks 19th On New Global Retirement Security Index

And we haven’t seen a dramatic change ...
states that choose to follow the recent example of Illinois, with the recently enacted Secure Choice. “What are they doing that looks somewhat similar to New Zealand? The auto enrollment piece,” Farrington ...

Freeport seeks new development director

FREEPORT — Mayor Jim Gitz is looking to hire a new Community Development Director less than a ...
The city established a special development district along Illinois 26 last year to orchestrate a redevelopment of the Jo-Ann Fabrics shopping center.

Century 21 Affiliated’s Loretta Alonzo To Receive Illinois Realtor® Of The Year Award

Loretta Alonzo, managing broker of Century 21 Affiliated in La Grange Park, has been named by the Illinois Association of REALTORS ...
knowledge to the next generation of agents. She advises new realtors to, “be prepared for hard work,” and makes ...

New flight paths angering residents in Phoenix, other cities

New York, Los Angeles and Boston. At Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the changes drew fire from the northwest side of the city and its surrounding suburbs. Two Illinois congressional representatives joined other lawmakers to urge action.

New bill for smoking in cars

ILLINOIS -- Smokers haven't been banned from lighting up in their cars for seven years, but a new bill could change that. ILLINOIS -- Smokers haven't been banned from lighting up in their cars for seven years, but a new bill could change that. The ...

Solution elusive to Illinois' highway funding gap

CHICAGO (AP) — For motorists, Illinois' reliance ...
advocacy group TRIP. A new statewide survey by the Metropolitan Planning Council found half of respondents faced some kind of daily transportation dilemma. "Thank God we haven't had a bridge collapse ...

Rock Haven closes to new residents again

JANESVILLE — Rock Haven Nursing Home once again is closing its doors to new patients until the county run nursing home receives approval from the state of Wisconsin. At this month’s Rock County Board meeting, the board approved a contract with Pathway ...

New Haven home damaged in fire

NEW HAVEN – Two people escaped after a fire that damaged a home Friday morning. Officials said the call came in at 6:45 a.m. for the fire at 61 Main St. in the Fair Haven section. The fire started i…

Special viewing of ‘Selma’ movie for New Haven students

New Haven, Conn. (WTNH) — About 100 adult learners and students working for their GED’s took part in a panel discussion and special viewing of the movie ‘Selma’ in New Haven Thursday morning. The prog…

New Haven students donate library books to less fortunate

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven students gave the gift of reading to those less fortunate on Wednesday, donating books to a local library for the homeless. The books came from schools and student…

Man gets life in prison for New Haven arson that killed boy, 2 women

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man accused of retaliating for a drug debt by setting a fire that killed an 8-year-old boy and two women has been sentenced to life in prison. Twenty-nine-year-o&hellip ;

Win tickets to the Dipset Reunion at Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT

All you need to do is click the “Follow OnTheHeir” button, tweet “I’m #OnTheHeir” and listen to the podcast on March 11th for the winner to be announced.

Traffic delays expected this weekend in New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Drivers in New Haven are likely to see heavier than normal traffic delays this weekend as construction crews continue work on the I-95, I-91, Route 34 Interchange. This week…

School bus accident snarls traffic in New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A New Haven school bus carrying students to Foran High School in Milford was involved in a crash Wednesday morning that snarled traffic downtown. Just before 7:00 a.m., offi…

School Bus, Two Vehicles In New Haven Crash

(New Haven, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Three vehicles, one of which was a school bus, were involved in an early morning accident in New Haven. Just before 7 o’clock, officers, firefighters, and EMTs we…

Tanker Truck Rolls Over In New Haven

(New Haven, Conn./CBS Connecticut) - It was quite a mess on one section of New Haven road this morning. An oil tanker truck rolled over in the area of Kimberly Avenue and Ella T. Grasso Boulevard. P…

Accidents snarl morning commute in New Haven area

NEW HAVEN – Emergency crews responded to a series of traffic accidents that caused delays on highways Tuesday morning. An oil tanker overturned on Route 10 near the ramp to I-95 at exit 45. The off r…


Register now and request your ballots for the year in NEW HAVEN ILLINOIS

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.


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PDF version of FVAP Voter Alert #1



Campaign in NEW HAVEN ILLINOIS: the importance of eating fish !!!

Key message

Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish * each week preferably those that are low in mercury. The nutritional value of fish is important for the growth and development before birth, in infancy for breastfed infants and children.

Who should know

Women who are pregnant (or might be pregnant) or breastfeeding. Whoever feeds young children.

What to do

1. Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish a week.

    • That is 2 or 3 servings of fish a week.
    • For young children, give them 2 or 3 servings of fish a week acurdo with age and calorie needs.
2. Choose fish low in mercury.
    • Many of the fish we eat most often are lower in mercury.
    • These include salmon, shrimp, haddock, tuna (canned light), tilapia, catfish and cod.
3. Avoid 4 types of fish: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel.
    • These 4 types of fish are higher in mercury.
    • Limit white tuna (albacore) to 159 grams a week.
4. When consumption is fish you have caught or other streams, rivers and lakes, heed warnings signs in water bodies.
    • If the advice is not available, adults should limit this type of fish to 150 grams a week and toddlers in 30-80 grams a week.
5. To add more fish to your diet, be sure to stay within your calorie needs.

Why this advice is relevant

Fish contains important nutrients to developing fetuses, babies who are breastfed and young children. Fish provides health benefits for the general public. Many people do not currently fish eat the recommended amount.


Giving Every Young Person in NEW HAVEN ILLINOIS a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.



Feed Widget

If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the
business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
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