FEMA’s Illinois Joint Information Center and the Small Business Administration (SBA) have produced the following video explaining eligibility for SBA Disaster Loans.

CMAP seeks input on how the region might look in the future.  Cook County residents have an opportunity to provide input on the draft GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan for northeastern Illinois.  GO TO 2040 will guide growth in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties for the rest of the century.  In addition to land use and transportation, GO TO 2040 also addresses the full range of quality of life issues, including the natural enviornment, economic development, housing, and human services such as education, health care, and other social services.  An open house is scheduled for:

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  Moraine Valley Community College, Fogelson Theater located at 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL 60465.

The open house will feature a short plan overview presentation by CMAP staff, followed by a question and answer period.  Formal public comments will also be accepted.  Residents may also review the plan and submit comments on the GO TO 2040 website, www.goto2040.org.



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Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control is seeking your assistance in the education of the public regarding co-existing safely with urban coyotes.  February is the month in which most coyotes mate, therefore we will have more coyote sightings and possible conflicts.  Education of the public will help limit the number of conflict situations and hopefully eliminate disasters.  "Avoiding Conflict" chapter of Cook County Departments website www.urbancoyoteresearch.com is outlined with five major steps to avoiding conflicts with coyotes.

1.  Do not feed coyotes.  Keep garbage can lids closed as not to attract other rodents which are the coyotes main source of food.

2.  Do not let your pets run loose.  Don't let your cats roam.  Keep dogs on leashes or stay outside with them in fenced areas.  Your presence is the major deterrent to coyotes.

3.  Do not run from a coyote.  Wave your hands, stomp your feet, shout at them, or throw things at them.

4.  Fencing and lighting your yards can act as repellents.

5.  Report aggressive, fearless coyotes to the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control.   Remember that coyote sightings alone need NOT be reported.  However, a habituated (lack of fear of humans) coyote may need to be removed.  For more info go to the above website or call 708-974-6140.