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Jesse White Reminds Drivers to be Alert for School Children Returning to School

With summer break coming to a close, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is reminding motorists to be alert and extra cautious regarding children traveling by school buses to and from school. “School bus safety has been a top priority of my office for the entire 21 years I have served as Secretary of State,”…
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Sen. Tracy: Vistra Decision a Blow to Western Illinois Region

Vistra’s announcement Aug. 21 that it would close Power Plants in Havana and Canton is an economic blow to its employees, nearby communities and the western Illinois region, according to State Sen. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy). The 47th District Senator says the two Power Plants play important roles in the local and regional economies. “This is…
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Local Churches Set to Serve Monmouth Community

Community Care Days is set to take place Friday September 20th and Saturday September 21st in the Monmouth Community. In its tenth year, the event has grown from just two churches to eleven helping out in the community. For those who may be unfamiliar with the event, Marsha Parrish, a helper herself, explains the process:…
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HIT & RUN

On August 21st 2019 at approximately 9:00pm, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of pedestrian versus vehicle crash on Route 135 approximately 1/4 mile North of 200th Ave, rural Monmouth, Warren County. Person(s) unknown, operating what was believed to be a Ford truck (unknown style, unknown color), intentionally struck a pedestrian walking…
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Frerichs to speak at McDonough County Fish, Chicken Fry Monday, Aug. 26

On Monday, Aug. 26, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs will be the guest speaker at the McDonough County Democratic Central Committee’s annual Fish and Chicken Fry. This is not the first visit to Macomb for Illinois’ chief investment and banking financial officer. Raised in Gifford, IL, the treasurer has a personal connection to rural Illinois.…
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27th Annual Farmers Breakfast

Speaker: Brian Postin, Compeer Financial Keynote Speaker: Brian Duncan, Illinois Farm Bureau Vice President Legislative Speakers: Rep. Norine Hammond, Rep. Randy Frese and Rep. Dan Swanson “Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the…
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Arrest in Connection with August 20th Shooting in Galesburg

On Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at 11:56 a.m. Galesburg Police Officers, Galesburg Firefighters, and GHAS paramedics responded to a report of a shooting victim at 160 North Chambers Street, Galesburg, IL.  Officers arrived to find a fourteen year old victim suffering from a gunshot wound to her right shoulder.  The victim initially claimed she was…
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Market Alley Wines Hosts its Last Music Days Event

Market Alley Wine’s final Music Day of the year is tomorrow August 22nd. The event is scheduled from 11 am to 1 pm, and can be found at Market Alley Wines on the square in Monmouth. The event is schedule rain or shine, and if rained out, the event will be relocated to the Buchanan…
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School Physical and Vaccination Deadlines are Approaching

The Warren County Department of Public Health stresses the importance of getting your children in for physicals, vaccines, and dental exams. With the school year incoming, many students are required to get physicals, vaccines, and dental exams, and according to Jennifer Link, Director of the Warren County Department of Public Health, the earlier, the better.…
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West Nile Mosquito Population Dropping in Warren County

In a recent survey, the Warren County Public Health Department has identified West Nile positive mosquito numbers are dropping in the Warren County area. The survey was taken in June of 2019, and numbers show that West Nile positive mosquitoes are dropping, and will be gone by first frost. Jennifer Link, Director of the Warren…
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Bustos announces $2.5 million in federal funding for Head Start Programs

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) – a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee – announced a $2,554,997 federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services for West Central Community Services, Inc.’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Head Start promotes school readiness for young children from birth to age five by providing…
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