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OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center to Open Health Center on Monmouth College Campus

Monmouth College announced an OSF-affiliated health center on campus is planning to open during the next fall semester. Vice President Duane Bonifer explains just what students will be able to receive: “The students will have OSF quality health care right on campus five days a week. They’ll be able to get anything from little check-ups,…
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Monmouth-Roseville School District Surveying Families on Next Years Enrollment

At the recent Monmouth-Roseville Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Ed Fletcher shared results of a survey going out to families about remote learning: “We sent it to approximately 335 families. We’ve only had 115 responses, but as of right now we have 8 students who said they wanted to participate in remote learning next school…
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“Nurses: A Voice to Lead”

National Nurses Week is celebrated each year from May 6th through the 12th. OSF Health Care Holy Family Medical Center Diabetes Education Coordinator Tina Canada shares how National Nurses Week came about: “There has been a movement since the 1950s to have a national recognition day for nurses, but it didn’t actually happen until 1982…
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Some States Ending Federal Benefits, Illinois is Not One Of Them

Lawmakers in Washington DC are debating plans from the White House to infuse trillions more dollars into the economy and back infrastructure spending across the United States. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin says Democrats and Republicans both want the same thing. But they are seeking different ways of achieving it and he says pulling back support…
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2018 Monmouth-Roseville Graduate Mie Tha Aye’s Journey Began 8,500 Miles Away

Graduating from Carl Sandburg College this month will be the latest monumental step for Mie Tha Aye in a journey that began nearly 8,500 miles away. “Me graduating, it will mean a lot,” Aye said. “I’m blessed to be in America.” Aye, who will earn an Associate in Arts degree, was born in the Mae…
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Galesburg Police Searching for Missing Teenager

Police in Galesburg are asking for help in finding a missing 15 year old. Officer say Fayth English is listed as a runaway, but they believe she may be being held against her will. She’s been missing since February. Please contact the Galesburg Police Department with any information. 309-343-9151. ***Report Courtesy of the Galesburg Police…
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Two Redevelopment Opportunities Bringing New Businesses to Galesburg Community

Two economic re-development opportunities are coming to Galesburg. Knox County Area Partnership President Ken Springer shares a multi-unit retail center will be located at the former Sirloin Stockade site as well as a new brew pub and event venue: “Redevelopment of the former Sirloin Stockade property at North Henderson and Carl Sandburg Drive in North…
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Illinois Ranked 3rd in the Nation For Betting on the Tournament

The NCAA basketball tournament proved to be a cash cow for Illinois gambling operations. According to figures released by the PlayUSA Network, the country wagered $1.5 billion on the event, with Illinois bettors accounting for nearly $177 million of the total. This despite the fact that Illinoisans were not able to place wagers on the state’s…
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Knox County Unified Command Thanks Local Volunteers

The contribution volunteers made this past weekend at the “It’s Your Turn Vaccine Clinic” to support the COVID-19 vaccination efforts was extraordinary and the Knox County Unified Command wants everyone to know that these efforts are recognized and appreciated. “The commitment and dedication volunteers have shown to help our local residents and surrounding communities is…
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86 of Illinois’ 102 Counties Experienced Population Decline

In 2018, 86 of Illinois’ 102 counties experienced population decline, and almost every rural county in Illinois has experienced outmigration of its youngest and brightest talent. “Outmigration of young adults impacts so many areas of the community, including school enrollment, availability of quality health care, future leadership, a skilled workforce, and business development,” says presenter Pam…
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ISP Investigate Explosion Near Starved Rock State Park

On May 6, 2021, at approximately 7:00 p.m., the Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 3 was requested by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to investigate an unknown explosion which occurred at the old IL Rt. 178 bridge (near Starved Rock State Park), LaSalle County, IL.  The investigation is…
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Re-Use Project at Former Maple City Dairy in Process with Monmouth City Council

The building formerly known as the Maple City Dairy was demolished this year after the building was deemed beyond repair. Currently a temporary gravel parking lot has been installed, but the City of Monmouth is working with stakeholders in planning a re-use project for the space says City Administrator Lew Steinbrecher: No action was taken…
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