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Federal Tipoffs Involving Illinois Newsletter for Sunday August 11, 2019 ( 18 items )  

Air Mobility Command Commander Directs Temporary Removal of 123 C-130s From Service
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, Aug. 7 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command issued the following news: Gen. Maryanne Miller, Air Mobility Command commander, ordered the temporary removal of 123 of 450 Total Force C-130 Hercules from service on Aug. 7, after atypical cracks were discovered on the lower center wing joint or "rainbow fitting" during programmed depot maintenance. In consultation with aircraft maintenance and engineering experts, General Miller directed an immediate time comp  more

Air Mobility Command Commander Directs Temporary Removal of 123 C-130s From Service
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, Aug. 7 -- The U.S. Air Force Reserve Command issued the following news: Gen. Maryanne Miller, Air Mobility Command commander, ordered the temporary removal of 123 of 450 Total Force C-130 Hercules from service on Aug. 7, after atypical cracks were discovered on the lower center wing joint or "rainbow fitting" during programmed depot maintenance. In consultation with aircraft maintenance and engineering experts, General Miller directed an immediate time complianc  more

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues Changing Compensation Costs in Chicago Metropolitan Area for June 2019
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Midwest Regional Information Office issued the following news release: Total compensation costs for private industry workers increased 2.3 percent in the Chicago-Naperville, IL-IN-WI, metropolitan area for the year ended June 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Charlene Peiffer noted that a year earlier, Chicago experienced a gain of 3.1 p  more

Economist to Address the Economy's Impact on Defense Logistics at National Defense Transportation Association-U.S. Transportation Command Fall Meeting
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Transportation Command issued the following news release: By Michael P. Kleiman Dr. Tim Mullaly, chief economist, FedEx Corporate Economics Department is slated to be one of five keynote speakers at the National Defense Transportation Association-U.S. Transportation Command Fall Meeting, Oct. 7 to 10, 2019, at Union Station in St. Louis, Missouri For the past 18 years, Dr. Mullaly has worked at FedEx, which participate  more

Economist to Address the Economy's Impact on Defense Logistics at National Defense Transportation Association-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command issued the following news: By Michael P. Kleiman Dr. Tim Mullaly, chief economist, FedEx Corporate Economics Department is slated to be one of five keynote speakers at the National Defense Transportation Association-U.S. Transportation Command Fall Meeting, Oct. 7 to 10, 2019, at Union Station in St. Louis, Missouri. For the past 18 years, Dr. Mullaly has worked at FedEx, which participates in the Civil Reserve   more

EPA Calls for Applications to Support Community Revitalization, Local Food Initiatives
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 7 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an opportunity to apply for technical assistance for communities interested in revitalizing neighborhoods through development of local food systems. The assistance will be provided through the Local Foods, Local Places (LFLP) program, which supports the Trump Administration's Executive Order on Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosper  more

EPA Meeting on August 14 to Discuss Sewer Work Near Amphenol Site in Franklin, Indiana
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold an open house on Wednesday, Aug. 14, to discuss upcoming sewer work near the former Amphenol Corp. facility in Franklin, Ind. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in the community room of the Johnson County Library-Franklin Branch, 401 State St., Franklin. EPA staff and engineering consultants will be available to answer questions from resident  more

Ill. U.S. Attorney: Former High-Ranking Member of Sinaloa Drug Cartel Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, John R. Lausch Jr., issued the following news release: A former high-ranking member of the Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico was sentenced today to 28 years in federal prison for his role in transporting large amounts of illegal drugs to the Chicago area and throughout the United States. From at least 2009 until his arrest in November 2014, JESUS RAUL BELTRAN LEON conspired with other Sinaloa Cartel members to tr  more

Ill. U.S. Attorney: Operation Independence Day Leads to Federal Charges for Eight Men Attempting to Meet Minors for Sex
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Steven D. Weinhoeft, issued the following news release: Eight men were federally indicted today after attempting to have sex with children under the age of 18, U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft announced today. The cases are part of "Operation Independence Day," a nationwide initiative to combat child sex trafficking. "Those who exploit children gain access to kids through various means, including so  more

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders-Supported Scientists Honored With Presidential Early Career Award
BETHESDA, Maryland, Aug. 6 -- The National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders issued the following news: The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) congratulates the NIDCD scientist and grantees who received the 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Award recipients were Catherine Weisz, Ph.D., NIDCD Intramural Research Program; Jeremy Greenlee, M.D., Iowa University; and  more

Notice of Availability - Draft Environmental Assessment for Installation Development at Scott Air Force Base
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: The U.S. Air Force (USAF) announces the availability of, and invites public comments on, the Draft Environmental Assessment evaluating the implementation of 15 installation development projects for the next 3 years (i.e., 2019 to 2021) at Scott AFB, Illinois. These projects will provide the infrastructure and functionality improvements necessary to support the mission of 375th Air Mobility Wing (375 AMW) and  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Clinton Power Reactor in Illinois
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54197) involving the Clinton power reactor in Illinois: AUTOMATIC REACTOR SCRAM ON LOW REACTOR WATER LEVEL "At 0226 [CDT], an automatic scram on low reactor water level occurred due to a trip of the 'B' Reactor Feed pump. All control rods fully inserted. Reactor water level 2 was reached and the High Pressure Core Spray system, Reactor Core Isolation Cooling system, Division 3 diesel generator,  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving DMS Health Technologies
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54189) involving DMS Health Technologies, Tinley Park, Illinois: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENT The following is a synopsis of information received from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency via email: On July 29, 2019, there was a vehicle accident while transporting medical radioactive materials near Tinley Park, IL. There was no release of material nor contaminated indiv  more

Scott Air Force Base: 375th Dental Squadron Provides Humanitarian Effort
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, Aug. 9 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Chad Gorecki The 375th Dental Squadron at Scott Air Force Base traveled to Cairo, Illinois, in June to treat low-income patients in rural areas who may not have access to dental care. The purpose of the trip was to facilitate treating low-income patients in rural areas that may not have access to dental care. "Part of what we do [at Scott AFB] is community outreach and building those relationships," sa  more

Scott Air Force Base: Security Forces Sharpen Active Shooter Response Skills
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, Aug. 9 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Solomon Cook Members from the 375th Security Forces Squadron converged on Scott Elementary School Aug. 1-2 to participate in the installation's first ever dual-state "Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks," or CCTA, drill. Requested by the Department of Homeland Security, Scott Elementary served as the proving ground for the defenders and other first response civilian agencies. In this case, the drill s  more

Team Scott Hosts Air Force Wounded Warrior CARE Event to Promote Resiliency
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Solomon Cook Scott Air Force Base will host the Air Force Wounded Warrior program, or AFW2, and approximately 125 wounded warriors and their caregivers during a weeklong event to promote healing and resiliency Aug. 18-23. This is the base's first time hosting an AFW2 event. Air Force Wounded Warrior is a Congressionally-mandated, federally-funded program that falls under Air Force Personnel Command and   more

U.S. Mint, Royal Canadian Mint Heads Will Sign Pride of Two Nations Sets at ANA World's Fair of Money
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury's U.S. Mint issued the following news release: United States Mint (Mint) Director David J. Ryder will join Royal Canadian Mint President and CEO Marie Lemay to sign Certificates of Authenticity for the 2019 Pride of Two Nations Limited Edition Two-Coin Set(TM) on August 14, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, at the U.S. Mint booth (#1825) at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World's Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois. The set was launche  more

VA IG Issues Oversight Report Summary on Alleged Delay in Surgical Care at Edward Hines, Jr. Hospital
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- The Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Inspector General issued the following oversight report (No. 19-00004-187) summary on "Alleged Delay in Surgical Care, Lack of Resident Oversight, and Improper Physician Pay at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois": Summary: The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted a healthcare inspection to assess the validity of allegations regarding a delay in performing an appendectomy, that the delay was caused by inade  more