New Baden Park Boosters Raise Funds with Super Bowl Board

Super Bowl Sunday (February 7) will not only determine which National Football League team earns the prestigious honor of being the season’s champs but also provide up to five lucky people in this area with cash prizes as part of a fund-raising event put together by the New Baden Park Boosters group.           The local […]

Infrastructure groups lead effort to build interest in engineering | Illinois

(The Center Square) – In an effort to address a growing need for engineers in Illinois, several infrastructure groups have joined to create additional interest in the field. The American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois is partnering with several agencies, including the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers and the Illinois State Tollway Highway Authority […]

FBI director fears Afghanistan could be ‘safe haven’ for terror groups

FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday that law enforcement officials are concerned Afghanistan could once again serve as a staging ground for terrorist groups following a chaotic U.S. withdrawal from the country. Wray acknowledged the possibility while testifying during a House Homeland Security Committee briefing. Lawmakers sought clarity from the FBI director and other top […]

ACLU ripped for twisting RBG quote: ‘Literally erasing women’

The American Civil Liberties Union, in the act of celebrating the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and fighting restrictions on abortion, altered a famous Ginsburg quote to remove the word “woman” and replace female pronouns with the singular “they.” Conservatives and liberals remarked upon the move on Twitter, with some accusing the ACLU […]

Justice Department launches program to help police respond to mass violence

The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it will start offering help to law enforcement leaders whose communities experience incidents of mass violence. The assistance, called the Mass Violence Advisory Initiative, will involve peer-to-peer consultations and be funded by the Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), according to a press release. The […]

Austin and Milley to testify before House Armed Services Committee on Afghanistan exit

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, and U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. Kenneth McKenzie will testify in front of the House Armed Services Committee later this month on the U.S. military’s chaotic exit from Afghanistan. “The committee will receive testimony from the Department of Defense on […]

Pentagon says it will act on recommendations of sexual assault and harassment commission

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said the Pentagon will take action on the recommendations of a commission on sexual assault and harassment in the military “as rapidly as possible.” “We’re going to make needed foundational investments to support sexual assault accountability, prevention programs, healthy command climates and quality victim care,” Hicks said during a news […]