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October means breast cancer awareness, prevention

octoberOnce seen as a woman’s issue, breast cancer is a national health issue that affects men, women and increasingly younger adults. Illinoisans should be aware of traditional diagnostic issues and prevention methods in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

There are several types of breast cancer, a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of a breast. The disease occurs mostly in women, but men are susceptible to the hereditary disease as well.

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Biotherapy facility expansion brings $240 million Southland development: Hutchinson

microscopeKankakee County has just received good news for future employment in the form of a second facility expansion to a resident biotherapy company’s Bourbonnais Township campus. The second development plan follows a recently completed 140,000-square-foot expansion. Bourbannais Township’s 64-acre campus will be undergoing another $240-million, 300,000-square-foot expansion that will be ready for production in 2017.

“The recent investment in private infrastructure in Kankakee County illustrates the confidence the corporate world has in the Southland,” State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D – Chicago Heights) said.

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Senator Collins’ $21.5 million METRA Project to serve Auburn Gresham

collins-metraCHICAGO — State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-Chicago 16) stood with Governor Pat Quinn and other high-ranking officials on Saturday to announce the building of a new South Side Metra stop on the Rock Island Line. This project is the culmination of a 5-year effort in which Senator Collins lobbied, fought and advocated for the $21.5 million in state capital funds.

“The people of Auburn Gresham and adjoining communities deserve this opportunity; the opportunity for job creation, community engagement and economic development,“ said Collins.

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October is Safe Sleep Awareness Month

Morrison DCFS Exhibit 10-8-14 002RNearly 4,000 infants die unexpectedly every year in the U.S., with the most common causes being Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and accidental sleep suffocation. In many other cases, a cause cannot be identified.

Reducing accidental sleep suffocation and promoting safe sleeping habits in infants is the main impetus behind Safe Sleep Awareness Month, held this October in Illinois.

“Safe Sleep is all about the ABCS: Babies should always sleep Alone, on their Backs in a safe Crib in a Smoke-free Environment,” said DCFS Acting Director Bobbie Gregg.

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