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No Injuries After ISP Squad Car Hit

On Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 9:30 a.m., a passenger car struck an Illinois State Police squad car on I-74 West at Mile Marker 17 in Henry County, South of the X. An Illinois State Trooper was out of his squad handling a crash. The squad car was parked on the right shoulder of the…
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Stronghurst Holiday Walk

The Stronghurst Holiday Walk will be held on Friday, November 22nd from 5 to 7 pm. Lori Hamilton, owner of Bob’s TV and Home Furnishings, highlights activities everyone can partake in: “All the different businesses are open. Everyone is usually serving food and drinks, so there are different activities going on at the different businesses.…
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MRHS Presents “The Man Who Came to Dinner”

The Monmouth-Roseville High School Drama Club fall production is being held this weekend. Entitled, “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” can be seen Friday, November 1st and Saturday, November 2nd at 7 pm in the M-RHS Auditorium. Senior cast member Logan Trego gives a sneak preview into the classic three-act comedy: “Basically it is about…
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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Quad Cities IA IL 327 AM CDT Thu Oct 31 2019 ...Accumulating Snow Continues... Light to moderate snow will continue through daybreak, then gradually begin to end from west to east this morning through early afternoon. Visibilities will be reduced to around a mile at times during…
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ISP Officer of the Year, Special Agent Matthew R. Poulter

Special Agent Matthew R. Poulter, assigned to Zone 4 of the Division of Criminal Investigation, embodies the tenets of the Illinois State Police – Integrity, Service, and Pride.  His motivation to serve the citizens of western Illinois is evident by his exemplary performance, particularly in Violent Crime Investigations.  In 2018, Special Agent Poulter served as…
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Senate Republicans Introduce Legislation to Ensure Independent Investigations of Ethics Violations

The Senate Republican Caucus took action today to restore public trust in an honest and ethical state government. At a press conference in the Capitol, members unveiled a legislative proposal to ensure independent investigations of members of the General Assembly. State Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) filed Senate Bill 2297, which gives the Legislative Inspector General…
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Nominations for Herring Award Due Next Monday

The Thomas B. Herring Award is presented to an outstanding area citizen who has distinguished himself/herself through service to our community. Thomas B. Herring served Galesburg as its second city manager for 18 years. Many accomplishments in Galesburg can be related to Tom’s dedication to his work and his concern for the people of Galesburg.…
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Illinois Extension Held Hemp Field Day

Phillip Alberti, ILLINOIS Extension Educator – Freeport, Illinois Andy Houston, Farmer – Roseville, Illinois This week USDA rolled out national regulations for hemp production in the United States. Production of the crop was legalized in Illinois this year and farmers are learning how to raise it. Earlier this fall, as Todd Gleason reports, ILLINOIS Extension…
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Annual Halloween Costume Contest at County Market

***Photos Courtesy of Rob Ravel***
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CASA In Need of Volunteers

CASA of West Central Illinois is looking for more volunteers to help serve the 250 children currently receiving services in Knox, Warren, Henderson, and McDonough Counties. Executive Director Sara Robison shares the more volunteers to spread around, the higher the benefit of helping the children: “Our mission works best when we are able to provide…
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Stone Hayes Looking For Personal Assistants

Stone Hayes Center for Independent Living is offering Personal Assistant training in Warren and Henderson Counties to gain more assistance and expand their services in the under-served communities. Lynn Voeller, Independent Living Advocate, informs their services are for those with any disability: “Our services are free. We are there to help people live independently versus…
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Steps to Take to Prevent Cyber Threats

October is National Cyber Security month to help bring awareness and ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safe and secure online against cyber threats. Ken Helms, Director of Information Technology, says one way to ensure safety online is to use a two-factor authentication, especially when using social media: “What that is,…
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