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Businesses could face fines for customers not wearing masks 

Businesses could face fines for customers not wearing masks 

The Illinois Department of Public Health is announcing new rules to help enforce COVID-19 safety guidelines. Governor JB Pritzker says the rules only apply to businesses, schools, and daycare facilities and aim to boost compliance with public health mandates. “It will give local authorities a step-by-step guide on how to enforce masks and distancing and…Read More »

Salem Grade School district addressing mold problems

Salem Grade School district addressing mold problems

The Salem Grade School District is addressing mold issues found in Franklin Park Middle School and an outside building at Hawthorn. Superintendent Dr. Leslie Foppe says Serve Pro and an environmentalist have been called in to sanitize the buildings. She anticipates the work will be completed before school starts August 21st although she has informed…Read More »

Governor releases money for new Rend Lake College building

Governor releases money for new Rend Lake College building

Governor JB Pritzker has announced Rend Lake College will receive $5.3-million to construct a new allied health building. The funding is coming from the Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan designed to boost local economies across Illinois. A total of 15 community colleges around the state are receiving a total of $103.5-million. Rend Lake’s new allied health…Read More »

Hoyleton Fire Department receives grain bin rescue equipment

Hoyleton Fire Department receives grain bin rescue equipment

The Hoyleton Fire Protection District has been awarded a grain rescue tube and specialized training from Nationwide and CHS. The resources will be used to help protect against grain entrapment, which result in dozens of deaths across rural America each year and spiked in 2019 and 2020 due to last season’s wet harvest. Nationwide’s President…Read More »

Local Sports

9u Medicine Shoppe Wildcats Fall In JeffCo League Play

9u Medicine Shoppe Wildcats Fall In JeffCo League Play

In Jefferson County Little League play last night, the Salem 9u Medicine Shoppe Wildcats fell to Roudhouse Harley Davidson 7-0.  It was a 4 run third inning that really hurt Salem’s chances.  The Wildcats only had 3 hits with Owen Tennyson doubling and Jax Schubert and Trip Garden adding singles.  Cam Slater, Kai Graham and…