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Federal Tipoffs Involving Illinois Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 17 items )  

Argonne Multidisciplinary Team Develops New Probe for Battery Research: Strength in Numbers
ARGONNE, Illinois, Oct. 21 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory issued the following news release: Argonne team develops powerful technique for probing in three dimensions the crystalline structure of cathode materials at the nanoscale. One of the many strengths of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory is its ability to assemble deep and broad multidisciplinary teams to solve complex scientific problems. These teams have at their disposal a  more

Argonne's Ian Foster Named SC Distinguished Scientist Fellow
ARGONNE, Illinois, Oct. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory issued the following news release: Newly established Department of Energy award will provide $1 million in funding to support Foster's pioneering research on data, computing and artificial intelligence. Ian Foster, a senior computer scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, has been named a 2019 SC Distinguished Scientist Fellow, a newly established honor from DOE's O  more

Army Corps of Engineers to Conduct C&D Canal Maintenance Dredging
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Oct. 22 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor will begin maintenance dredging on the approach to the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal in late November 2019 with completion expected by mid-January 2020. The project area extends from the western approach of the C&D Canal to Fairlee Creek along the Elk River. Dredged material will be placed in the Pearce Creek Dredge  more

Breakthru Beverage Illinois to Pay $950,000 to Settle Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Class Employment Discrimination Investigation
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 23 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following news release: * * * - Federal Agency and Beverage Distributor Agree to Resolve Dispute Concerning Alleged Discrimination * * * The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced it has reached a settlement in which Breakthru Beverage Illinois, LLC (BBI), a distributor of alcoholic beverages, agreed to pay $950,000 to resolve an investigation conducted by the EEOC. The EEOC inv  more

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency: Airman Accounted For From World War II (Best, W.)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency issued the following news release: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Willard R. Best, 24, of Staunton, Illinois, killed during World War II, was accounted for Sept. 3, 2019. (This identification was initially released on Sept. 6, 2019.) In the summer of 1944, Best was a member of the 407th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 92d Bombardment Group (Heav  more

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency: Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Brown, W.)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency issued the following news release: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. William L. Brown, 18, of Benton, Illinois, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Oct. 17, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following the primary next of kin briefing.) In late 1950, Brown was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division  more

DOD: Medal of Honor Monday - Army Pfc. Richard G. Wilson
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- The U.S. Department of Defense issued the following news story: Military medics are serious about taking care of their fellow service members in battle, often risking their own lives to do that difficult job. Army Pfc. Richard G. Wilson was one of those men who gave the ultimate sacrifice to save another during the Korean War. For that, he earned the Medal of Honor. Wilson was born in Marion, Illinois, on Aug. 19, 1931. His family moved to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, when   more

EXIM President and Chairman Kimberly A. Reed Addresses Representatives of 100 Banks at BAFT Annual Conference on International Trade in Chicago
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 24 -- The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. issued the following news release: * * * - Chairman Reed visits local EXIM customer, woman-owned KOVAL Distillery * * * Kimberly A. Reed, president and chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), today addressed representatives of approximately 100 banks in attendance at the 29th Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT) Annual Conference on International Trade in Chicago. Chairman Reed engaged with R  more

Hispanic Observance Includes Cultural Food, Music, Business Info
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois, Oct. 24 -- The U.S. Army Sustainment Command issued the following news: Attendees at the annual Hispanic Heritage Month observance enjoyed food samples, festive music, and a message of community support for Hispanics delivered by Zenaida Landeros, the first female executive director of the Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, here, Oct. 17. National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from Sept. 15 - Oct. 15. The theme for 2019 is "Honoring Hispanic Amer  more

Ill. U.S. Attorney's Office Announces Progress, Ongoing Strategies in Combating Violent Crime in Chicago
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 24 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, John R. Lausch Jr., issued the following news release: * * * - Number of Federal Firearm Defendants Increased for Third Consecutive Year * * * John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, today announced continued progress in combating violent crime through a series of targeted strategies as part of the revitalized Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) initiative. PSN is a  more

Mobility, Air Force Leaders and Legends Help Airmen Kick Off Airlift/Tanker Association's 51st Convention
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, Oct. 24 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command issued the following news: Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan, Gen. Maryanne Miller, Air Mobility Command commander, and mobility leaders and past legends helped several thousand mobility Airmen kick off the Airlift/Tanker Association's 51st A/TA Convention, Technology Expo and Industry Interface Oct. 23 in Orlando, Florida. The conference, which runs through Oct. 26, is a professional development   more

Mobility, Air Force Leaders Kick Off Airlift/Tanker Association's 51st Convention
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, Oct. 24 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Matthew Donovan, under secretary of the Air Force, Gen. Maryanne Miller, Air Mobility Command commander, mobility leaders and past legends helped several thousand mobility Airmen kick off the Airlift/Tanker Association's 51st A/TA Convention, Technology Expo and Industry Interface Oct. 23 in Orlando, Florida. The conference, which runs through Oct. 26, is a professional development opportunity offering AMC  more

Scott Air Force Base Shows Appreciation for Area Retirees
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, Oct. 25 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: About 300 retirees attended Team Scott's 34th annual Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 19 at the Scott Event Center. Key note speakers included Col. Shawn C. Covault, commander of the 375th Mission Support Group, and Denver Baldwin, director of the Scott AFB Retiree Activities Office. "I do this for the widows and survivors of those left behind," Baldwin said. "Once you're in the military, you're in the fami  more

Torres Takes Over as Army Sustainment Command Command Sergeant Major, Ulloth Heads to Texas
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois, Oct. 25 -- The U.S. Army Sustainment Command issued the following news: In an outdoor ceremony held here Oct. 22 at a windswept Memorial Field, Command Sgt. Maj. Marco Torres officially became command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command. Torres took over from Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Ulloth, who had served in the position since May 2017. Torres comes to ASC from Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where he served as command sergeant major of th  more

U.S. Commerce Department Announces $13 Million to Support U.S. Manufacturers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced $13 million in U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants to support 11 Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers (TAACs) that help manufacturers affected by imports adjust to increasing global competition and to create jobs. The TAACs, which each service multiple states, are located in California, Colorado,   more

USDA Issues Safety-Net and Conservation Payments to Illinois Farmers
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Oct. 24 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency - Illinois Field Office issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Illinois is processing $12,913,760 in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments for the 2018 crop year. Additionally, Illinois FSA will distribute $158,417,417 in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to landowners to support voluntary conse  more

USTRANSCOM Recognized by the National Security Agency for Setting the Standard in Securing, Safeguarding, and Strengthening Its Cyber Infrastructure
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, Oct. 24 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Transportation Command issued the following news release: Cyber professionals serving with U.S. Transportation Command epitomize the overarching message of this year's National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, observed in October, of Own IT, Secure IT, Protect IT. Last month, they received recognition from the National Security Agency for setting the standard in securing, safeguarding, and strengthening the global, warf  more