Issues & Eggs – Livingston County Drug Court

Livingston County
Launches Drug Court

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When:          Wednesday, September 12, 7:30 am
RSVP:           No later than Monday, September 10
Where:        Pontiac Family Kitchen, 904 W. Custer Ave.
Cost:            $10 for members / $15 for non-members

Throughout the country Drug Courts have been extensively researched and have been found to reduce recidivism, ensure client compliance, and save money. After more than a year of planning and preparation the Livingston County Drug Court officially began in March 2018 with a goal to use a combination of accountability and treatment to support and compel drug-using offenders to change their lives and improve the community by reducing drug-related crime.

Livingston County State’s Attorney Randy Yedinak and Circuit Judge Jennifer Bauknecht will give an update the how the program is going.

RSVP no later than Monday, September 10 to 815.844.5131 or admin@pontiacchamber.org

 

 

 

Lunch & Learn – Pontiac Community Heart & Soul

Phase II:  Pontiac Community Heart & Soul

When:  Thursday, August 23 @ noon
Where: Pontiac City Hall, 115 W Howard Street
Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members

Come find out how you can be part of the city’s Community Heart & Soul initiative. The program kicked off in mid-April and is now moving into the second phase, Explore Your Community. To help gather residents’ stories and build relationships across divides, the organization is hosting small, community-driven events such as Thirsty Thursday Topics and Rock the Block cook-outs. These community driven events will help organizers better understand the needs of the city.

To learn more about the Pontiac Community Heart & Soul project and to stay up-to-date on the progress, follow us on Facebook @PontiacCommunityHeartandSoul or sign up for our e-newsletter by emailing us at heartandsoul61764@gmail.com  You can text or call us at 815-419-7015 with any further questions you might have.

Community Heart & Soul is a proven process that actively seeks the collective wisdom of all residents, including those whose voices are missing and brings people together to build stronger, healthier, and more economically vibrant communities. This resident-driven model takes into account both the unique character of a town and the deep emotional connection of the people who live there – a town’s “Heart & Soul®.” For more information on the Community Heart & Soul process, visit orton.org.

To pay by credit card call the chamber office at 815.844.5131.

 

 

Local Food Movement: Lunch & Learn – Ag Edition

Local Food Movement

When:  Friday, June 29 @ noon
Where: Hampton Inn, 2000 Grand Prix Dr
Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members, free for Farm Bureau members

Join us to learn all about the local food movement right here in Livingston County!

Matt Kilgus, Manager for Kilgus Farmstead, will share the story of their family farm and what it takes to produce the food we enjoy. He will also discuss how they market and sell their local products to surrounding area stores and costumers.

Raghela Scavuzzo, Illinois Farm Bureau Local Foods Program Manager, will talk about what local means, trends she is seeing and what markets farmers can sell to.

Murray McLean, County Market Produce manager will talk with us all about the grocery store’s process for selecting, buying and working with the farmers. Be sure to bring your questions to this panel of experts!

 

 

Issues & Eggs – What’s Happening In Springfield

What’s Happening In Springfield
Senator Jason Barickman and Representative Tom Bennett

When:  Thursday, June 14@ 7:30 am
Where: Edinger’s Filing Station, 423 W Madison St.
Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members

State Representative Tom Bennett and Senator Jason Barickman will update you on “What’s Happening In Springfield.” Join us for an update on current happenings and what is in store for the future.

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Issues & Eggs – State of the City, Thurs 4/19

State of the City
Bob Russell, Mayor of Pontiac & Bob Karls, City Administrator

When:  Thursday, April 19 @ 7:30 am
Where: Baby Bull’s Fine Dining,1025 W. Reynolds St.
Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members

Mayor Bob Russell & Bob Karls will share the current state of the City of Pontiac. Please come to hear where Pontiac is now and what is in store for the future. Also learn more about the community driven Heart & Soul program that will shape the future of Pontiac.

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Issues & Eggs – What’s Really Happening With Healthcare

What’s Really Happening With Health Care in Illinois
Aaron Winters, Executive Director of Healthcare Council
Illinois Chamber of Commerce

When:  Tuesday, October 10, 7:30 am
RSVP:  No later than Friday, October 6
Where: Baby Bull’s Fine Dining,1025 W. Reynolds St.
Cost: $10, click here to pay by credit card

Confused about all the healthcare legislation proposed this summer? Wondering what it means for your business? What options do small businesses have in finding affordable health care for their employees? Come listen to Aaron Winters talk about what’s on the horizon for healthcare in Illinois.

RSVP no later than Friday, October 6 to 815.844.5131 or mkennedy@pontiacchamber.org.

Issues & Eggs – State’s Attorney Yedinak

randyyedinakWhen:  Thursday, May 11, 7:30 am

RSVP:  No later than Tuesday, May 9

Where:  Old Log Cabin, 18700 Old Route 66

Cost:  $13

The State’s Attorney’s office is not only in charge of prosecuting criminal matters, but also serving as legal counsel to the county government in civil matters. Come meet our new State’s Attorney, Randy Yedinak, and here what he has planned for the future.

Click here to pay by credit card. 

RSVP no later than Tuesday, May 9 at 815.844.5131 or mkennedy@pontiacchamber.org.