New hotline to handle sexual harassment problems
The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) has announced the creation of a toll-free sexual harassment hotline to provide resources to the public, including referrals to counseling and legal services. The hotline, and accompanying website, will also allow for the reporting of sexual harassment allegations in both private and public places of employment.
In establishing and maintaining the hotline, IDHR enlisted the support of The Chicago Lighthouse, which provides employment opportunities to the blind, visually impaired, disabled, and veteran communities. Staff at The Chicago Lighthouse were trained by IDHR management on legal definitions of sexual harassment and resources available for reporting it, including filing of a charge of discrimination.
The Sexual Harassment Hotline Call Center can be reached Monday through Friday with the exception of state holidays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 877-236-7703. By statute, all communications received by the department via the hotline or accompanying website are confidential and exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.
For more information, visit illinois.gov/sexualharassment.
College to host Run with Reagan 2018
The Eureka College Office of Development and Alumni Relations are inviting individuals to participate in the 6th annual Run with Reagan 2018 on the campus of Eureka College. A 400-meter Kids Dash will begin at 8 a.m. April 14, followed by a 1-mile Fun Run/Walk or 5K Run beginning at 8:15 a.m. Participants of all ages are welcome.
ShaZam Racing has partnered with Eureka College, and by utilizing the same technology that is used in 25 of the 30 largest races in the United States, it is the gold standard for timing and scoring in Central Illinois. ShaZam Racing is proud to be working with Eureka College for the Run with Reagan 2018.
Cost for the 5K event is $30. Eureka College students and Kids Dash participants under 12 may participate for $10. Proceeds from the races will benefit the Ronald W. Reagan Society and the Alzheimer’s Association. All entries will receive a race T-shirt and pancake breakfast. Registration is scheduled to begin on race day at 7 a.m. at the corner of Reagan Drive and Burgess Street near Eureka’s Lilac Arboretum. Parking will be available at the East Burgess gravel parking lot or the Reagan Athletic Complex parking lot.
The starting line of the 5K course will be at the corner of Reagan Drive and Burgess Street and will continue northwards until going east on James Street, south on Dickinson Drive, and west on Reagan Drive. This square will be completed three times with the last lap being extended north until making a left on College Avenue, ending the event in front of the Commons. All participants are welcome to join the pancake breakfast scheduled inside the Dickinson Commons immediately following the Race.
Awards will be given to the top overall male and female runner, as well as to the top performers in each of the following age groups: 14 and under, 15 through 19, 20 through 29, 30 through 39, 40 through 49, 50 through 59, 60 through 69 and 70 and over.
Individuals interested in signing up for the event or seeking more information should contact event chairperson Rachel Honegger at 309-369-1464 or Rachel@envisioneventsinc.com. Completed forms should be returned to the Eureka College Development Office at 300 E. College Ave. Checks should be made payable to Eureka College.
Register online at eureka.edu/alumni/run-with-reagan/.
Homework help offered at library
Brian Boggs of Eureka is offering free tutoring and homework help for high school and middle school students in the subjects of math, science, history and English at Eureka Public Library District, 202 S. Main St. Students can attend 30-minute, one-on-one help sessions each Tuesday evening when school is in session. Walk-ins are welcome, but priority will be given to students who register for an appointment. For more information, contact Boggs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
–Woodford County News Briefs–