(SPRINGFIELD) The nation’s tax deadline is now only days away, next Tuesday, April 17th. The Internal Revenue Service and the Illinois Department of Revenue are reminding taxpayers to file their tax returns electronically to make sure everything gets submitted in time. For last minute filing and/or other details on state taxes, go online at www.tax.illinois.gov or if any federal questions, go online at www.irs.gov.
(NEWTON/OLNEY) An aide to Congressman John Shimkus will be available next Wednesday, April 18, to assist area constituents with any problems they may be having with federal government agencies. The staff member will be at the Louisville Village Hall from 9:30 to 11:00 in the morning, then at the Wayne City Community Building from 12:00 noon to 1:30 in the afternoon, and finally at the West Salem City Hall from 2:30 to 4:00. More information, check the Congressman’s website at www.shimkus.house.gov.
(OLNEY/NEWTON) With an American Red Cross “urgent call” in place for all eligible blood donors to get out and give blood, here’s some upcoming blood drives : today at the Blood Donation Center in Effingham from 7:45 to 2:15 : tomorrow morning at the Holy Cross Parish Hall in Wendelin from 8:00 to 12:00 : Monday at the Mattoon Middle School from 2:00 to 6:00 : next Tuesday at the Grace United Methodist Church in Neoga from 1:00 to 6:00 : also other blood drives coming up next week in Flora, Newton, Charleston, and Robinson : all blood types and platelets are very much needed.
(OLNEY) The 2018 Richland County Relay For Life is this evening from 4:00 to 10:00 in Ron Herrin Gym at Richland County High School in Olney. With the various Relay For Life teams on hand, others from throughout the county are invited to attend and bring a friend. Along with great entertainment, the evening will include the Survivor’s Ceremony at 6:00 and the special Luminary Ceremony at 9:00. The first-ever Hope Glows 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk/Run is from 7:00 to 9:00. All proceeds from the Relay For Life go to support the American Cancer Society and the fight against cancer. All are invited to attend.