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Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot Announce Plans For 3,000-Bed Alternate Care Setting at McCormick Place to Treat COVID-19 Patients

By pwsadmin / March 31, 2020 / Comments Off on Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot Announce Plans For 3,000-Bed Alternate Care Setting at McCormick Place to Treat COVID-19 Patients

Additional Capacity Created to Prepare for Expected Surge in Hospitalizations of COVID-19 Patients Governor JB Pritzker, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced plans to temporarily convert part of the McCormick Place Convention Center into an Alternate Care Facility (ACF) for COVID-19 patients with…

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WIU EAGIS Department and GIS Center Create Statewide COVID-19 Dashboard to Monitor Reported Cases

By pwsadmin / March 31, 2020 / Comments Off on WIU EAGIS Department and GIS Center Create Statewide COVID-19 Dashboard to Monitor Reported Cases

The Western Illinois University GIS Center, in cooperation with the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Geographic Information Sciences (EAGIS), have assembled a statewide web map to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Illinois. Assembling the map began when Renée Büker, GIS Center specialist, created a map of cases in west central Illinois at the…

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Rock Island Arsenal To Make P95 Respirators

By pwsadmin / March 31, 2020 / Comments Off on Rock Island Arsenal To Make P95 Respirators

U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), along with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), discussed how the U.S. Army is utilizing the Rock Island Arsenal to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with the Army Materiel Command’s General Gustave Perna and Executive Deputy to the Commanding General Lisha Adams. On a call with General…

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Jeter Tabbed to Run Ship at Western Illinois

By pwsadmin / March 31, 2020 / Comments Off on Jeter Tabbed to Run Ship at Western Illinois

Wherever Rob Jeter goes, success is sure to follow, and his next stop is Western Illinois University, Director of Athletics Danielle Surprenant announced Monday (March 30).  Jeter will serve as the 21st head men’s basketball coach in program history, carrying with him 25 years of coaching experience and seven NCAA Tournament appearances. His recent stops include the University…

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Illinois State Troopers Save A Life With NARCAN AND CPR

By pwsadmin / March 31, 2020 / Comments Off on Illinois State Troopers Save A Life With NARCAN AND CPR

Illinois State Police (ISP) Troopers are being credited with saving the life an individual who overdosed on Friday, March 27, 2020 on Interstate 55 southbound at milepost 244. At approximately 8:27 p.m., an ISP Sergeant and Trooper responded to a medical emergency involving a passenger from a motor vehicle stopped on the shoulder at the…

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Programs in Peoria, the Quad Cities and Knox County to receive support for health centers, school readiness

By pwsadmin / March 31, 2020 / Comments Off on Programs in Peoria, the Quad Cities and Knox County to receive support for health centers, school readiness

Washington – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) announced a total of $14,783,299 in federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Head Start and Health Center Cluster Programs. This funding comes as our region works to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and highlights the importance of ensuring these institutions have appropriate…

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Cathy I. Bloomer

By pwsadmin / March 30, 2020 / Comments Off on Cathy I. Bloomer

Cathy I. Bloomer, age 65, died at 11:10 A.M. on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at her home in Maquon, Illinois. She was born on November 13, 1954 in Ottawa, Illinois the daughter of Harold James and Florence Mae (Morrison) Locke, whom precede her in death. On December 12, 1992 she married Alan T. Bloomer in…

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Monmouth-Roseville Superintendent Ed Fletcher

By pwsadmin / March 30, 2020 / Comments Off on Monmouth-Roseville Superintendent Ed Fletcher

Monmouth-Roseville School District Superintendent Ed Fletcher says student’s grades can only be helped, not hindered, during remote learning, due to the shutdown of the schools. Along with grades, high school students and parents have also wondered whether the normal end of the school year events, such as prom and graduation, would still be held. Fletcher…

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Carlene N. Barstow

By pwsadmin / March 30, 2020 / Comments Off on Carlene N. Barstow

Carlene N. Barstow, 92, of Galesburg, Illinois died at 10:19 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Heritage Manor in Normal, Illinois. Born Marjorie Carlene Nichols on January 30, 1928, in Quincy, Illinois, she spent her early years in Abingdon, Illinois.  Her parents were Harold F. Nichols and Amy C. Frazier Nichols.  She had two younger…

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Linda Jean Streitmatter (Rosecrans)

By pwsadmin / March 30, 2020 / Comments Off on Linda Jean Streitmatter (Rosecrans)

Linda Jean Streitmatter (Rosecrans), passed away at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg on March 28, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was born on September 2, 1947 to Robert (Mary) Rosecrans, she had one brother, Robert “Brad” Rosecrans.  She was preceded in death by them all.  Surviving are her son, Dan (Jonna) Schaub;…

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