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Food Drive for the Salvation Army
Help fight hunger in our community! The library is a drop off center for the Salvation Army Food Pantry. We are accepting donations until December 21.
Do you remember all the evenings spent at the dinner table with your family? Maybe your mom was yelling at you to finish your peas (gross), or maybe your sister was kicking you under the table. Maybe that's where you found out your dad got a promotion, or maybe that's where your older brother opened his first college acceptance letter. Maybe it's where you laughed so hard at your dad's cheesy jokes that milk came out of your nose. The bottom line: lasting memories are created at the dinner table. If there's one thing that brings people together, it's food. But, for some, food can be a sore subject with painful memories. Grocery money can be hard to come by. Some families in our community are forced to choose between paying bills and eating dinner.
News…From State Representative Litesa Wallace For Immediate Release: Wallace Bill to Establish Task Force on Opportunities for At-Risk Women Now LawSPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, to require appointments be made to the Task Force on Opportunities for At-Risk Women was signed into law on Thursday. "This task force will review ways to improve the lives of at-risk women from around the state, as well suggest legislative ideas that can improve the well-being of women," Wallace said. "There are a number of underlying challenges these women face, and we have to do a better job of giving every resident the opportunity they deserve." House Bill 457 mandates that appointments be made to the task force within 60 days of its passage into law, and will require the group to meet quarterly. The task forc…