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Sandburg Donates Supplies From Health Professions Programs to Knox Co. Emergency Management Agency

Carl Sandburg College recently donated supplies from its health professions programs to the Knox County Emergency Management Agency in an effort to help medical professionals and first responders treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The equipment came from materials typically used by students and instructors in Sandburg’s nursing, medical assistant, phlebotomy, nursing assistant and dental…
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McCrery States Strom Center Assisting Clients by Phone

From 9 am to 1 pm Strom Center is available by phone to provide services for any questions or appointments as walk-ins are not allowed at this time. Director Carol McCrery states their top priority is assisting seniors and the disabled in making sure they are getting their necessary medications: “With a lot of our…
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U.S. Navy Veteran Angel Smith Announces Candidacy for IL-94 State Representative

Quincy native Angel Smith seeks to serve Illinois’ 94th Legislative District as its Representative in the General Assembly. Smith ran uncontested on the Democratic ballot in the March 17th primary and now will stand for election on November 3, 2020. “I am running to give a greater voice to workers, veterans, and union members in…
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President Wyatt Provides Monmouth College Update

Like many colleges, Monmouth College has moved to online learning the rest of the semester, but is working to replicate as many of their spring traditions as they can virtually, including the Commencement Ceremony in May, says President Dr. Clarence Wyatt: “Later in the month we are going to be doing our Honors Convocation, which…
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Monmouth-Roseville Graduate Kendra “Ricketts” Tracy on Life as an Essential Health Care Worker

Monmouth native Kendra Ricketts Tracy is working as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in the Operating Room at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Tracy says she along with others have begun transitioning to the intensive care unit and there is a certain level of anxiety with being an…
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Dr. Martin Explains the Peak of COVID-19

The next two weeks are predicted to be the crucial time during this COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Dr. Cliff Martin, Chief Medical Operator at OSF HealthCare in the Western Region, offers more insight into the peak that is being referenced: “Most of the time when they are referencing the peak, they are looking…
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Staci Bass Talks Home Exercising

30 minutes of exercise a day can make such a positive impact on your physical and mental health. Fitness and Wellness Director at the Warren County YMCA Staci Bass offers some easy exercise to do at home to keep moving: “Walking. For those that are joggers, jogging. Like us at the YMCA here, we have…
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Mowen Discusses JCC Adding Seniors to Home Delivered Meal Routes

The Jamieson Community Center Senior Nutrition program is operating normally and they are currently adding more to the home delivered meal routes as the program will be receiving additional funding. Director Nancy Mowen reports they can now add seniors based on the COVID-19 stay at home order: “We have the capacity now to be able…
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New Financial Assistance Programs Courtesy of KCAP and GACC

Members of the Greater Galesburg business community, The COVID-19 crisis and its resultant shutdown is impacting every single business in our region. The Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce and the Knox County Area Partnership share your concerns and frustrations over this situation.  Multiple new financial assistance programs have been created at both the State and Federal…
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Pritzker Administration Announces Third Month Sales Totals for Adult Use Cannabis

State’s new adult-use cannabis industry generated nearly $36 million in sales in March The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has announced preliminary numbers show statewide adult-use cannabis sales in March totaled $35,902,543.22. Dispensaries across the state sold 812,203 items over the 31-day period. Sales to Illinois residents totaled $27,096,931.23, while sales to out-of-state…
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Pritzker Administration Expanding Available Services for Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Survivors

Additional funding to provide support to Illinoisans amidst ongoing public health crisis The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced it is launching a $1.2 million plan to increase the capacity of its current statewide network of services for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors during the current COVID-19 pandemic. “While most Illinoisans are adhering…
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Warren County Health Department Provides COVID-19 Guidance

***Reports Courtesy of the Warren County Health Department***
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