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Marion County Health Department Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) seeking volunteers for Pandemic response    

Marion County Health Department Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) seeking volunteers for Pandemic response    

by the Marion County Health Department The Marion County Health Department is a non-profit county agency whose mission is to protect the health of the citizens of Marion County. In our mission to protect the public’s health; we are looking for volunteers. With the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, it is likely that volunteer assistance…Read More »

Mayor’s order gives immigrants access to city’s virus relief

Mayor’s order gives immigrants access to city’s virus relief

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s mayor has ordered that immigrants who do not have legal status in the U.S. are eligible for all relief programs run by the city amid the coronavirus outbreak. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the order she signed Tuesday includes access to programs for housing assistance and low-interest small business loans administered by…Read More »

2 found fatally shot in car along Metro-East Interstate 64

2 found fatally shot in car along Metro-East Interstate 64

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — Two men found shot to death in a car on Interstate 64 near East St. Louis have been identified as southern Illinois men. St. Clair County Coroner Calvin Day on Tuesday identified the victims as 47-year-old Alando P. Harris and 28-year-old Cedric R. Gibson, both of Cahokia. Harris is…Read More »

Financial hits pile up for colleges as some fight to survive

Financial hits pile up for colleges as some fight to survive

Colleges across the nation are scrambling to close deep budget holes and some have been pushed to the brink of collapse after the coronavirus outbreak triggered a series of financial losses. Scores of colleges say they’re taking heavy hits as they refund money to students for housing, dining, and parking that went unused after campuses…Read More »

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Warriors basketball coach Holder steps down

Warriors basketball coach Holder steps down

INA, Ill. (April 6, 2020) — The men’s basketball coach for Rend Lake College is moving on. Tommy Holder, who has been the head coach for the Warriors since 2017, announced he would not be returning to the position for the 2020-2021 season. “I’d like to thank Rend Lake for giving me my first college…

IHSA Releases Latest Statement On Sports Shutdown

First and foremost, the IHSA continues to encourage all Illinois residents to heed the recommendations of state officials and medical experts. These quarantine and social distancing measures have been put in place not only for your own safety, but also for those around you. By adhering to them, we ensure the shortest path to returning…

YMCA Cancels Youth Soccer Season Amid COVID-19 Concerns

YMCA Cancels Youth Soccer Season Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Due to the increase of COVID-19 virus and dates being pushed back until May as of now, the Youth Spring Soccer Season for the Salem Recreation Department and Marion County YMCA will be cancelled for everyone’s safety.  This was for ages 3-10.  The City of Salem will issue refund checks and mail them to all…