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October 8, 2015
Illinois Hosts Inaugural Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
Aims to increase health care access through multi-state physician licensure program
CHICAGO — The State of Illinois and Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (DFPR) will host the first meeting of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission on October 27th and 28th at the Michael A. Bilandic Building in Chicago. The Compact aims to improve health care access for the expected millions of new patients entering the nation’s health care system by lowering the barriers to multistate and interstate practice of medicine by physicians. Illinois is among eleven states that have enacted the medical licensure compact, while seven additional states have introduced legislation. The meetings are open to the public.

October 8, 2015
Board’s New Rules Will Reduce Risk of Tire Fires and Disease-Carrying Mosquitos
Chicago—New rules that will significantly improve the management of used tires in Illinois were recently put into effect by the Illinois Pollution Control Board. The rules cover all owners and operators of tire disposal and storage sites, as well as all tire retreading, tire stamping and die cutting facilities.

October 5, 2015
October Is Illinois College Application Month!
Over 130 High Schools Will Hold Events to Help Students Get to College
CHICAGO –Illinois College Application Month (ICAM) kicks off in October with events and activities throughout the month to help students and returning adults increase career opportunities and improve earning power by applying to and going to college. From college application and financial aid workshops to college treasure hunts and college gear day, ICAM activities will provide direct assistance to students with the college search and application process.

October 5, 2015
State Fire Marshal Ushers In Fire Prevention Week
“Hear the Beep Where You Sleep!”
SPRINGFIELD - Yesterday marked the first day of National Fire Prevention Week, which takes place October 4-10 this year. During this week, Illinois State Fire Marshal Matt Perez urges everyone to take a moment to review their safety protocols in the event of a fire.

October 5, 2015
New Mortgage Loan Interface Increases Efficiency, Compliance
CHICAGO – In an effort to save mortgage licensees valuable time and resources, the Division of Banking at the Illinois Department of Financial Professional Regulation (DFPR) has created a new Anti-Predatory Loan Database (APLD) Interface. Launched on October 3rd, the interface facilitates the automatic transfer of loan data, saving mortgage licensees from manually re-entering the information. The interface is part of the Department’s ongoing efforts to increase efficiency and regulatory responsiveness.

October 5, 2015
IEMA Announces Elgin Community College Attains ‘Ready to Respond Campus’ Designation
Elgin one of five Illinois campuses to receive distinction
SPRINGFIELD – Elgin Community College (ECC) in Elgin today was recognized by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) for achieving the Ready to Respond Campus designation after completing the program’s rigorous campus safety criteria.

October 1, 2015
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Governor Rauner issues proclamation encouraging Illinoisans to stay safe when online
SPRINGFIELD – The Internet touches nearly every aspect of our daily lives. From computers and laptops at homes, schools and workplaces to smartphones and tablets that can be used anywhere, the ability to instantly connect with information and people around the world offers countless opportunities for everyone, including criminals.

October 1, 2015
Illinois Takes Part in Nationwide Community Banking Study, Findings Announced
SPRINGFIELD — The results from a national survey entitled Community Banking in the 21st Century were announced today by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and the Federal Reserve. Community bankers across Illinois took part in the survey and town hall meetings, according to Michael J. Mannion, Director of Banking at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

October 1, 2015
Emission Cuts from Power Plants Ordered by Pollution Control Board
Chicago--Emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), carbon dioxide (CO2), and other pollutants will be significantly reduced by rules adopted today by the Illinois Pollution Control Board. The reductions ensure that all areas of the State of Illinois will be in compliance with current Federal rules regarding SO2 concentrations. In particular, the Board’s action will require power plants owned by NRG Energy and Dynegy to cut pollution levels and will prohibit burning coal at four units in the Joliet and Lockport areas.

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