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Federal Tipoffs Involving Illinois Newsletter for Sunday September 15, 2019 ( 28 items )  

$1.3 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services Expansion in Illinois
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award a discretionary grant for the expansion of head start services in Cook County, Illinois, except Chicago. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $1,291,936. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments; independent school dist  more

$592,378 Funding Available for Head Start Services Expansion in Illinois
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award a discretionary grant for the expansion of Head Start services in Winnebago County, Illinois. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $592,378. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments; independent school districts; privat  more

Air Mobility Command's Largest Exercise, Mobility Guardian 2019 Begins
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command issued the following news: Mobility Guardian 2019, Air Mobility Command's premier exercise, will be hosted by the 92nd and 141st Air Refueling Wings located at Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, Washington, from Sept. 8-28. Mobility Guardian 2019 is set to be AMC's largest full-spectrum readiness exercise to date. Forty-six U.S. aircraft will join aircraft from 29 international partners, along with more than 4,0  more

Air Mobility Wing's Largest Exercise, Mobility Guardian 2019 Begins
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Air Force (6th Air Mobility Wing) issued the following news: Mobility Guardian 2019, Air Mobility Command's premier exercise, will be hosted by the 92nd and 141st Air Refueling Wings located at Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, Washington, from Sept. 8-28. Mobility Guardian 2019 is set to be AMC's largest full-spectrum readiness exercise to date. Forty-six U.S. aircraft will join aircraft from 29 international partners, along with more than   more

Army Reserve Soldier Receives Honor Amongst Thousands During Chicago Sky Women's National Basketball Association Home Game
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 6 -- The U.S. Army Reserve Command issued the following news: By Michael Ariola U.S. Army Reserve Master Sgt. Ebony Evans, was honored by the Chicago Sky Women's National Basketball Association team for her military service during their final home game of the regular season verses the Phoenix Mercury at Wintrust Arena, September 01, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois. Evans, who serves as a Senior Financial Manager at the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command since August 20  more

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues Business Employment Dynamics in Iowa for Fourth Quarter 2018
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Midwest Regional Information Office issued the following news release: From September 2018 to December 2018, gross job gains from opening and expanding private-sector establishments in Iowa totaled 75,387, while gross job losses from closing and contracting private-sector establishments numbered 68,764, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Char  more

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues Business Employment Dynamics in South Dakota for Fourth Quarter 2018
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Midwest Regional Information Office issued the following news release: From September 2018 to December 2018, gross job gains from opening and expanding private-sector establishments in South Dakota totaled 22,230, while gross job losses from closing and contracting private-sector establishments numbered 20,496, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operati  more

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues Consumer Price Index in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin for August 2019
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Midwest Regional Information Office issued the following news release: * * * - Local prices up 1.6 percent over the year * * * The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) in the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin area increased 0.2 percent in August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Charlene Peiffer noted that the indexes for food and  more

Bureau of Labor Statistics Issues Consumer Price Index in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn for August 2019
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Midwest Regional Information Office issued the following news release: * * * - Local prices increased 1.4 percent over the year * * * The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) in the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn area increased 0.6 percent from June to August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Charlene Peiffer noted that the food  more

Celebrate the Extraordinary Life of Nobel Laureate and Former Fermilab Director Leon Lederman in Chicago on Sept. 25
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory issued the following news release: Leon Lederman was one of a kind. He was a brilliant physicist, winning the Nobel Prize in 1988 for the discovery of the muon neutrino. He was one of the founders and served as the second director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia. As a champion for science education, he helped start the Illinois Math and Science Acade  more

Chain Reaction Innovations Announces Expanded Call for Applications to Join Its 4th Cohort of Innovators at Argonne
ARGONNE, Illinois, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory issued the following news release: * * * - Chain Reaction Innovations, the entrepreneurship program at Argonne National Laboratory, will now be accepting applications in any technology area that can leverage the vast resources available at Argonne. * * * National Laboratory, is expanding and will now be accepting applications in any technology area that can be accelerated to market by leveraging the va  more

Corps of Engineers Awards Contract for Glenview Storm-Sewer Improvement Project
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Chicago District awarded a $1.19 million contract Sept. 7, 2019, to Kovilic Construction Company, Inc., of Franklin Park, Illinois, for storm-sewer improvements for the Village of Glenview, Illinois. KCC will install approximately 900 feet of 24-inch reinforced concrete storm-sewer line in the Glen Oak Acres neighborhood within the roadway along Wagner Ro  more

DOE Announces Funding for Argonne Projects on Better Materials and Chemistry Through Data Science
ARGONNE, Illinois, Sept. 6 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory issued the following news release: * * * - Argonne is one of five national laboratories to receive funding for data science projects in chemical and materials sciences. * * * The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (Basic Energy Sciences) has announced that its Argonne National Laboratory will be receiving funding for two new projects that will use data science to accelerate discovery in c  more

Dorm Council: A Peer-to-Peer Voice for Airmen
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Greg Erwin For Airmen living in the dorms, there's a team of peers who they can turn to for addressing improvements called the Airmen Dormitory Council. According to Airman 1st Class William Wang, 375th Aerospace Medical Squadron and dorm council president, the goal of the council includes developing a spirit of camaraderie and esprit-de-corps, improving quality of life and enhancing responsibility fo  more

EEOC Sues Union Pacific Railroad for Disability Discrimination
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 9 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following news release: * * * - Railroad Company Refuses to Allow Employee Who Once Had Brain Tumor to Return to Work as Custodian, Federal Agency Charges * * * Union Pacific Railroad Company is violating federal law by refusing to return an employee who once had a brain tumor to work as a custodian, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. According to the E  more

EPA Settles With Ohio-based Chemical Solvents, Inc.
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 12 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: * * * - Company improves air, water, waste handling at Cleveland facilities, pays $400,000 penalty * * * Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement with Chemical Solvents, Inc., resolving allegations that the company violated the Clean Air Act (CAA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and Clean Water Act (CWA) at the firm's contiguous Jennings and De  more

Federal Reserve Board Announces Termination of Enforcement Action With Homestar Financial Group
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- The Federal Reserve issued the following news release: The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced the termination of the enforcement action listed below: Homestar Financial Group, Inc., Manteno, Illinois Written Agreement, dated September 27, 2010 (https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/files/enf20101005b1.pdf) Terminated September 3, 2019 Additional enforcement actions can be searched for here. (https://www.federalreserve.gov/apps/enforcementact  more

Ill. U.S. Attorney: Federal Inmate Gets 18 More Years for Bogus Involuntary Bankruptcy Petitions Filed Against Warden, Prison Officer
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Illinois, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Steven D. Weinhoeft, issued the following news release: The prison sentence for one inmate at the U.S. Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois, just got a lot longer. Kurt F. Johnson, 56, who was due to be released in 2028, was sentenced earlier today to serve an additional 216 months behind bars for filing fictitious, involuntary bankruptcy petitions against federal prison officials. Johnson was convicted   more

Ill. U.S. Attorney: North Suburban Psychologist Sentenced to Prison for Billing for Nonexistent Services
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, John R. Lausch Jr., issued the following news release: A north suburban psychologist has been sentenced to six months in federal prison and fined $100,000 for submitting false claims to private insurers and Medicare. PAMELA ANTELL, also known as Pamela Gruenhut, operated a psychology practice in Glenview. From 2011 to 2018, Antell submitted fraudulent claims to private insurers and Medicare for mental health  more

Ill. U.S. Attorney: Suburban Man Sentenced to More Than 8 Years in Prison for Using Stolen Credit Cards
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, John R. Lausch Jr., issued the following news release: A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to eight and a half years in federal prison for using thousands of stolen credit cards to purchase luxury goods and services. CAMERON YORK bought credit card account numbers, Social Security numbers, and other personal identifying information from online sellers, sometimes paying in Bitcoin. He then used the stol  more

Military Vets Transition From Combat Heroes to HSI HEROs to Battle Child Exploitation
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued the following news release: Today, 12 military veterans graduated from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Human Exploitation Rescue Operative (HERO) Child Rescue Corps program during a ceremony at ICE Headquarters. This year's class is composed of U.S. Army, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Marine Corps veterans from Texas, Illinois, M  more

NASS - Illinois Field Office: Illinois Crop Production
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Illinois Field Office issued the following news release: Corn: Planted area is estimated at 10.70 million acres, down 3 percent from last year. Harvested area, forecast at 10.45 million acres, is down 4 percent from 2018. Based on September 1 conditions, the Illinois corn yield is forecast at 180 bushels per acre, down 1 bushel from last month and down 30 bushels from 2018. Product  more

NASS - Illinois Field Office: USDA to Survey Illinois Farm Chemical Use and Production Costs
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Sept. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Illinois Field Office issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will gather information about farm economics and production practices from wheat producers across Illinois, as part of the 2019 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). "ARMS is a vital survey that tracks how Illinois farms use techno  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Carle Foundation Hospital
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54248) involving Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Illinois: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST I-125 SEED The following was received from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) via email: "Carle Foundation Hospital (Urbana, IL) reported a lost I-125 seed that occurred during a seed localization procedure in the mammography suite. The seed was 166 microCi (6.142 MBq). Three seeds were de  more

Scott Air Force Base: Command Chief Hosts Dorm All-Call to Address Airmen's Concerns
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Nathaniel Hudson Col. Scot Heathman, 375th Air Mobility Wing commander, held an all call recently for 350 dorm residents to get their feedback about living conditions and other issues they may be having. He opened by saying that he and Chief Master Sgt. Leon Calloway, 375th AMW command chief, had been tracking what had been happening in the dorms for a couple months and were aware of recent mold issue  more

Securities and Exchange Commission vs. Northridge Holdings
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following litigation release: On September 5, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed an emergency action against Glenn C. Mueller, his company Northridge Holdings, Ltd., and other affiliated entities charging them with engaging in a $41 million fraudulent, unregistered securities offering. Yesterday the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois entered orders imposing a preliminary inj  more

U.S. Air Force: Air Mobility Command's Largest Exercise, Mobility Guardian 2019 Begins
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Mobility Guardian 2019, Air Mobility Command's premier exercise, will be hosted by the 92nd and 141st Air Refueling Wings located at Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, Washington, from Sept. 8-28. Mobility Guardian 2019 is set to be AMC's largest full-spectrum readiness exercise to date. Forty-six U.S. aircraft will join aircraft from 29 international partners, along with more than 4,000 U.S. and internati  more

USDA Reminds Producers: 2019 Enrollment Deadline for the Dairy Margin Coverage Program is Sept. 20
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency - Illinois Field Office issued the following news release: * * * - Enrollment for 2020 Begins October 7 * * * The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds dairy producers that the deadline to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for 2019 is Sept. 20, 2019. Authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill, the program offers reasonably priced protection to dairy producers when t  more