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Rep. Hammond Opposes Gov. Pritzker’s Emergency Rule

Late Friday afternoon, Governor J.B. Pritzker quietly filed an emergency rule that would fine or jail business owners who defy his executive orders and open their doors before he allows them. State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) opposes this executive overreach from Governor Pritzker. “Governor Pritzker’s threat to fine or jail small business owners who defy…
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Carl Sandburg College Offers Free Seminars, Online Courses for Job-Seekers

Carl Sandburg College’s Corporate & Leisure College has several free resources available to assist job-seekers and those already in the workforce. It will host a pair of virtual seminars in June to on resume writing and job interviewing in addition to offering 10 non-credit, self-paced tutorial online courses. Resume 911: How to Write an Attention-Grabbing…
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Lawmakers Introduce Pandemic Heroes Compensation Act

Pandemic Heroes Compensation Act will create a new program for all essential workers and personnel who have been injured or impacted by COVID-19 U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ed Markey (D-MA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today introduced a bill that would create a new fund to provide compensation for injuries…
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Local Farmer Ron Moore Expects to See Some Replanting

With six to seven inches of rain in places around the area, fields have unfortunately experienced standing water. Local farmer Ron Moore, expects some replanting to be done come June: “Five to ten percent of what we have already planted that might have to be replanted. Not a great amount, but still enough to take…
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Local Sports Update for May 18, 2020

According to Maxpreps.com, A national rule mandating a shot clock in boys and girls high school basketball will have to wait for another vote. The National Federation of State High School Associations, or the NFHS, announced that it voted against a proposal to implement a shot clock in every state starting in 2020-21. As it…
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Head Coach Rob Jeter Announces WIU Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff

Western Illinois head men’s basketball coach Rob Jeter announced his coaching staff Thursday (May 14), welcoming three new faces to Macomb in Chad Boudreau, Kyle Heikkinen, and Nick Irvin.  Boudreau will serve as the Leathernecks’ associate head coach. “When putting together a staff, I had a few key things in mind,” said Jeter. “I wanted an experienced staff with head coaching…
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IBHE Names Higher Education Leaders To COVID-19 Campus Reopening Committee

Leaders to determine how students can safely return to campus in coming months Following the release of Governor JB Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan, the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) has convened a committee to shape guidance on how campuses across the state can open safely this fall semester amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Deputy…
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Jesse White Announces Drive-Through Services for Vehicle Registration Renewals Beginning Tuesday

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced today that beginning Tuesday, May 19, seven facilities will be offering drive-through services for vehicle registration sticker transactions ONLY. This is the first step in acomprehensive reopening plan that will be announced shortly and will include the proper protections for customers and employees, such as PPE and social…
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Heroes Ranch Horsemanship Clinic’s Provide Veteran’s with Healing and Connections

Jake Greenlief, born and raised in the Monmouth area and a veteran himself, has founded the non-profit organization Heroes Ranch to provide veterans struggling with PTSD or TBI symptoms healing through horsemanship. Greenlief has more: “The idea behind the Heroes Ranch, we want to use horses and horsemanship to reach veterans who might be struggling…
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A-Town Senior Lukas Tinkham Receives Ronald Reagan Leadership Program Scholarship for Eureka College

Abingdon-Avon Senior Lukas Tinkham has been named a recipient of the 2020 Ronald Reagan Leadership Program at Eureka College out of 77 semifinalists. The scholarship opportunity is one of the premier educational experiences that any student at Eureka can have among the most unique, innovative scholarship programs in the country. Along with receiving a four-year,…
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Great River Medical Center in Burlington to Resume Some Services

Great River Medical Center is beginning to lift its temporary restriction on appointments and procedures due to COVID-19 precautions. This includes outpatient occupational, physical and speech therapy, mammography and DEXA bone-density scanning. Some clinics also are resuming appointments. Great River Health Fitness will announce its reopening plan soon in response to Gov. Kim Reynolds’ authorization…
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Monmouth Kehoe Eye Care Back to Scheduling Routine Exams

Under new guidelines, essential businesses are able to open back up and start seeing patients again. One of those happens to be Kehoe Eye Care in Monmouth. Dr. Ally Braet shares the new guidelines that must be followed: “The new guidelines ensure some essential businesses to perform routine care and we luckily are one of…
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