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Archive for September, 2010

"Take-Back" prescription campaign 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010 is Take Back Day, a national effort for the public to drop off expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at more than 4,000 sites around the nation.  To find a collection site near you and for more details from the Drug Enforcement Administration, click here.

By MPPL on September 24, 2010 Categories: Health

Illinois ENERGY STAR® Appliance Rebate Program

Details for the second round of appliance rebates are available at the DCEO.  The program starts on Friday, September 24, 2010 at 8 am start at participating retailers and ends later that day when funds run out.

By MPPL on September 18, 2010 Categories: Consumer

Digital Television Reception

Need to check the strength of your digital television reception? 

Visit for detailed calculations based on your location as well as a guide to help you choose the right antennae to receive digital signals.

By MPPL on Categories: Television

workNet Manufacturing America & Resources for Business Growth Conference

workNet is preparing for its Manufacturing America & Resources for Business Growth Conference to be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at the Forestview Educational Center.  Details for this free and informative event to assist community businesses can be found at

By MPPL on September 14, 2010 Categories: Uncategorized

Strengthen businesses through Employ Illinois

The state's Treasurer's office has a new program called Employ Illinois, a plan to spark growth in businesses interested in expanding and creating new jobs by receiving qualified reduced interest rate loans .  Please visit for more details and steps to take to apply for low interest loans.  You may also email or call (312) 814-8953 or (217) 782-2072 to ask about terms and the application process.

By MPPL on Categories: Business

District 214 Community Education

Information about the ESL (English as a Second Language), ABE (Adult Basic Education), Read to Learn Adult Literacy, Citizenship, GED (English and Spanish) programs are available through District 214 Community Education.

Download 214 ESL_ABE_Citizenship 847-718-7725

Services to help you apply for Public Benefits/Food Stamps Assistance/Health Care, Jobs, and the Women’s and Children’s Center are also detailed in the following link. 

Download 214 Outreach  847-713-7719


By MPPL on September 13, 2010 Categories: Education, Employment, Health, Immigration, Literacy