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Make Sure Your Computer is Secure

The Director of Information Technology, Ken Helms, offers numerous tips on how you can protect yourself from scams, ransomware, password security and much more. These preventative measures are not only for your computers, but cell phones as well. Helms also discusses computer updates and how they are a preventative measure to prevent hackers and why…
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Bustos Helps Pass Legislation to End Shutdown, Fund Effective Border Security Measures to Keep Communities Safe

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) again helped pass legislation to end the shutdown and keep communities safe with effective border security measures. The legislation is a package of six appropriations bills resulting from a House-Senate compromise agreed upon last year. It also includes language ensuring federal employees who are working without pay or who have been…
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Monmouth College Program Offers Area Residents Free Assistance With Tax Returns

Beginning Monday, Feb. 4, Monmouth College’s free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will once again be available to area residents. Through April 15, Monmouth accounting students and faculty will be available in the College’s Center for Science and Business to help local community members file their 2018 tax returns. Known as VITA, the free service…
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Bustos Announces 2019 Valentines for Veterans

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) announced her sixth annual “Valentines for Veterans” program, encouraging families across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District to show appreciation for our veterans by making homemade Valentine’s Day cards. “This Valentine’s Day, I encourage everyone across our region to consider joining me in making valentines for our veterans,” Congresswoman Bustos said. “We…
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America's Farmers Launches 2019 Programs to Support Worthy Causes in Farming Communities Across the Country

Programs Kick Off with Grow Rural Education, Which Provides Rural Schools with Nearly $2.3 Million in Grants to Enhance STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – Education America’s Farmers, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, partners with farmers to support causes and individuals who live, learn and are committed to…
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Fatal crash on IL RT 41 01-22-19

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City Council Meeting Summary 01.22.2018

Next City Council Meeting – February 4th, 2018 at 6:00 PM Official Minutes available at www.cityofmonmouth.com 1– Presentations Or Citizen Inquiries No presentations were made this evening. 2- MFD Monthly Report – Chief Rexroat • Firefighters conducted EMS training for the treatment of poisoning, animal bites and insect stings. • The department participated in Sunny…
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Monmouth College Students 'Explore New Worlds' on One-Week Academic Trip to the Bahamas

Monmouth College students “explored new worlds” on a one-week trip to the Bahamas over Christmas break. Led by faculty members Brad Sturgeon and Mike Sostarecz, six Monmouth students experienced the culture and beauty of the island nation while conducting scientific experiments. Others on the trip included chemistry lab coordinator Steve Distin; three students from St.…
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'Our Economy Updates'

The Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development is excited to announce a new quarterly event series called Our Economy Updates. The series is designed to provide high quality local economic data information to area decision makers. Ken Springer, President of the organization, offers more details: “Each quarter we are going to have a 90…
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OSF Healthcare Christmas Light Recycling Effort Exceeds Expectations

Contact: Amber Wood | Community Relations Coordinator | (309) 734-1605 An OSF HealthCare campaign among five hospitals to keep non-working Christmas lights out of the landfill was incredibly successful, resulting in diverting one-and-a-half tons from the waste stream. It is estimated household waste increases by 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, adding an…
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Monmouth College Begins Annual Day of Service as Part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

“Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” – Martin Luther King Jr. Monmouth College’s inaugural all-campus day of…
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Galesburg Civic Art Center Kicks Off Their Exhibtion Year

                                                                                       Img1: Open Source, Andrea Ferrigno              …
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