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Illinois governor seeks to spend $40M for river port project

Illinois governor seeks to spend $40M for river port project

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants the state to spend $40 million to develop a river port in Cairo, where the Mississippi and Ohio rivers meet. The Southern Illinoisan reports that Senate President Don Harmon filed the capital bill proposal last week as a formality on Pritzker’s behalf. The measure would spend…Read More »

Police Beat for Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Police Beat for Thursday, February 27th, 2020

A 39-year-old homeless man from Odin has been arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies fleeing or eluding police and driving on a revoked license.  Deputies had initially responded to a report of Chad Brown acting unusual in the Royal Lakes neighborhood.   He allegedly attempted to drive around the area to avoid deputies, but was eventually…Read More »

Belleville hospital testing patient for coronavirus  

Belleville hospital testing patient for coronavirus  

Belleville Memorial Hospital has referred a patient to the Illinois Department of Public Health to be tested for the coronavirus. BJC Healthcare, in a statement, said following guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, BJC HealthCare Hospitals, including Belleville Memorial, have processes in place to screen patients for risk of coronavirus.  Based…Read More »

State and local officials prepare for Corona Virus

State and local officials prepare for Corona Virus

State and local officials are preparing to deal with the Novel Corona Virus if it arrives in the area. The Illinois Department of Public Health says while the virus is NOT spreading in communities in Illinois or the U.S., there is evidence of community spread in several countries around the world. IDPH is currently conducting…Read More »

Salem Township Hospital gets three grants

Salem Township Hospital gets three grants

Salem Township Hospital is receiving three grants. Hospital President Kendra Taylor told the hospital board Wednesday afternoon that a $7,500 grant will be used to help those with hypertension. “Its a population health grant.  And we are going to try and develop a wellness program specifically geared towards patients with uncontrolled hypertension.  It’s going to…Read More »

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Wildcats Advance To 2a Flora Regional Championship Friday Night

Wildcats Advance To 2a Flora Regional Championship Friday Night

(Photo by Greg Maxey) The Salem Wildcats advanced to the 2a Flora Regional Championship after eliminating Shelbyville last night 61-45. The game was close just 14-12 Salem after the first and 27-20 Cats at the half, but a 3rd quarter run helped them extend the lead to double figures and they would cruise in the…

SC Falls In Altamont Regional Semifinal To Dieterich

SC Falls In Altamont Regional Semifinal To Dieterich

(By Bruce Hixon) Third-seeded Dieterich used its size and muscle advantage inside to oust the South Central Cougars with a 52-28 victory at Wednesday’s Class 1A Altamont Regional semifinal round. The Cougars never led as they fell behind 6-0 in the first four minutes although they cut that gap to 10-5 by the end of…

3a/4a Girls Sectional Finals Tonight

3a/4a Girls Sectional Finals Tonight

The 3a/4a girls Sectional Finals are tonight around the state. In 4a, O’Fallon will take on Lincoln Way West for the Pekin title. In other 4a action tonight, Main West hosts Evanston, Whitney Young and Downers Grove North at Proviso West, Geneva and Lake Park at Hoffman Estates, Barrington and Dundee-Crown at Huntley, Lisle Benet…

 
 

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