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July 1, 2015
State, Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement
Workers at IDOT, DHS, IDES, and CMS in Cook County to Vote on New Contract
SPRINGFIELD – After several productive rounds of good faith negotiations, the Illinois Governor’s Office and Teamsters Local 700 have agreed to terms on a new four-year collective bargaining agreement. The current agreement expired June 30, 2015.


July 1, 2015
Governor Receives Initial Criminal Justice Commission Report
Governor Bruce Rauner received today the initial report from the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform, pursuant to Executive Order 15-14.


July 1, 2015
IDNR Urges Public to Leave Fireworks Displays to Those Who Are Licensed and Trained
Fireworks Show Sponsors Reminded to Check Credentials of Fireworks Vendors
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is reminding organizations and individuals sponsoring fireworks displays in Illinois to be sure their fireworks vendor has the required state licenses and certificates issued by the IDNR and the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) prior to their fireworks show.


July 1, 2015
Illinois EPA Releases Annual Report on Landfill Capacity
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has released the Illinois Landfill Projections of Disposal Capacity Report for calendar year 2014. This is the 28th annual report, which presents data regarding the expected disposal capacity available for municipal waste at active Illinois landfills as of January 1, 2015.


July 1, 2015
Governor Rauner Extends Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines for Businesses and Individuals Impacted by Recent Tornado
Deadlines Pushed to December 31, 2015
Springfield – Governor Bruce Rauner today announced that residents affected by the June 22, 2015 tornado and severe weather that devastated parts of Grundy and Lee County will now have until December 31 to file tax returns that were due between June 22 and December 31 of 2015. The extended deadline will provide relief for individuals and local businesses trying to file their returns or payments on time while recovering from the storms.


July 1, 2015
Emergency Management Officials Urge Caution When Temperatures Rise
Offer safety tips to help people beat the heat
SPRINGFIELD – The hottest days of summer are just around the corner, and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management agencies are offering heat safety tips to help people play it safe when temperatures rise.


July 1, 2015
Illinois EPA Launches Document Explorer Tool for Public
Online Tool Provides Public Access to Highly Sought Agency Records
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director Lisa Bonnett announced the launch of a new online tool created to improve transparency and public access to Agency documents. The IEPA Document Explorer includes technical documents from the Agency’s Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) program and Site Remediation Program (SRP).

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