February is Children’s Dental Health Month, and Senator Steven Landek and Representatives Lisa Hernandez and Mike Zalewski are reminding students in their community about a contest to help raise awareness of the American Dental Association’s annual campaign.
Landek, Lisa Hernandez and Zalewski are encouraging students in fourth through eighth grades in the 12th Senate District to enter the 6th Annual Children’s Dental Health Month Essay and Poetry Contest.
Children’s teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and a healthy smile is important to a child’s self-esteem. The ADA reports that with proper care, a balanced diet and regular dental visits, their teeth can remain healthy and strong.
February is a month of holidays: Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, Lincoln’s Birthday. It’s also Black History Month, Heart Disease Awareness Month and National Cancer Prevention Month, among other things.
One of those other things is Financial Aid Awareness Month. We all know college is expensive. Very few families can afford to foot the bill without some form of financial assistance. Fortunately, all kinds of financial assistance is available – grants, loans, scholarships and more. In fact, there are so many kinds of financial aid available that some people find the process of applying for it confusing. They need help.
Below is a presentation of new laws that might be important to you if you love the great outdoors, the fourth in our series of Top 5 New Laws in Illinois.
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 09:52
Senate President John J. Cullerton released the following statement after Governor Quinn’s State of the State Address:
"I applaud Governor Quinn for delivering a strong message on the progress of our state. I look forward to working with him as we continue to resolve the state’s fiscal challenges in a recovering economy. We should address those challenges with fair policies that balance the needs of business and labor in a bipartisan way.
"Last session, the General Assembly demonstrated that significant change is possible when we work together. On the heels of our action on state pension reform, resolving the Chicago pension crisis is a principal challenge.
Possible cancellation of over 40,000 CDL licenses in Illinois
A change to federal regulations may force the secretary of state’s office to cancel more than 40,000 commercial driver’s licenses in Illinois as early as Jan. 30.
The new federal law requires existing CDL holders to visit a SOS facility and declare which one of four categories of driving they perform. As an additional requirement, those who engage in interstate driving must also provide SOS with a medical certification completed by a physician.
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