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Illinois Nearing 5 Million Covid Tests

Public Health Officials Announce 2,120 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease Almost 62,00 tests reported in 24 hours SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,120 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 20 additional confirmed deaths. • Cook County: 1 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 1…
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Flu Season During COVID

Planning for one while dealing with the other. Report Courtesy of OSF Healthcare Newsroom, Allison Libby As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s almost time for flu season, which typically runs from October through March. Every year in the United States, upwards of 10-percent of the population gets influenza. That’s roughly 30 million…
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Oquawka Man Arrest Results from Domestic Complaint

Henderson County Sheriff Don Seitz reports on 09/18/2020 at 4:53PM, Henderson County Sheriff Deputies arrested Ethan S. Hand of Oquawka, IL, age: 21, was arrested at a residence in the Village of Oquawka for Aggravated Domestic Battery, Criminal Damage to property over $500.00 and Interfering with a report of domestic violence. Hand was transported to the Henderson…
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Jamieson Community Center Served 9,000 Meals Up From 4,000 Last Year

Despite the numerous temporary shutdowns related to the coronavirus, all programs at Jamison Community Center are now operating reports Director Nancy Mowen, including the Back to School Stars Program, shopping at the Thrift Store, and donations: “We knew that many families were going to be doing remote learning this year, so we sat down as…
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MFD Captain Craig Cozadd Says Students Need to Treat Every Fire Alarm Seriously

September is Campus Fire Safety Awareness month. Monmouth Fire Captain Craig Cozadd reminds students to treat every fire alarm as if it is an actual fire: “With the amount of personal that we have and if it is a legit situation we have to concentrate on the life and safety of the students first. If…
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One Man Arrested After Conducted Search Warrant

On Thursday September 17, 2020, the Knox County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Galesburg Police Department and conducted a search warrant at 659 E. Berrien St, in Galesburg. Law Enforcement located methamphetamine, items associated with distribution of methamphetamine and United States Currency. 36 year old Blake A. Hans was charged with possession of methamphetamine…
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IL Farm Bureau and IL Chamber of Commerce Releases Statements on Proposed Tax Amendment

During the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois Farm Bureau twice made it a priority to tell members to oppose Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s progressive income tax hike. Their opposition is about values and principles. The Illinois Farm Bureau strongly opposes a progressive state income tax, but the objections are less about money and more…
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Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy Releases Study on Illinois’ Proposed Tax Amendment

Flat or graduated personal income taxes have varying effects on the annual individual tax liabilities of taxpayers at different income levels. Less examined is how tax structures affect income inequality and racial wealth gaps. This brief illustrates how Illinois’s historic flat income tax structure compares to the proposed Fair Tax through a multi-year retrospective analysis.…
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Warren County Republicans Hosting Candidate Meet and Greet

The Warren County Republicans will be hosting an event to meet the candidates for the upcoming general election.  President Cory Burglund reports that on Saturday, September 19th at 10:30 a.m. voters will have the opportunity to meet each candidate on the ballot from the safety and comfort of your vehicle.  Social distancing will be encouraged…
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September is National Suicide Awareness Month

September is suicide prevention awareness month and the Illinois Department of Public Health informs this is especially important during the pandemic. More than one thousand people in Illinois take their own lives each year and suicide is the third leading cause of death for ages 15 to 34. While there are no statistics about suicide…
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The Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Business Interruption Grants

Governor Pritzker announced another round of funding for small businesses. Starting tomorrow afternoon, applications for the second round of the Business Interruption Grants Program will be available. The Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program was developed by Governor Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly to provide economic relief for small businesses hit hardest by COVID-19.BIG leverages…
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Positive COVID-19 Individual Visited Watering Hole Between Sept. 2-12

It has come to the attention that an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 was at the Watering Hole Restaurant between September 2nd and 12th. If you are concerned you may have been exposed or have COVID like symptoms it is recommended that you seek testing. The Knox County Health Department will be at the Oak…
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