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    St. Mary’s taking over management of Clay County Hospital

    by  • December 16, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    St. Mary’s/Good Samaritan, Incorporated has signed an agreement with Clay County to begin managing Clay County Hospital effective January 1st, 2014. The agreement will enhance the existing relationship of the two organizations to provide greater collaboration and improved health care services in south central Illinois. The management change is not expected to impact any...

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    Questions linger about safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps

    by  • December 16, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The Food and Drug Administration says there is no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and there is some evidence they may pose health risks. The federal ruling on triclosan and other antibacterial ingredients lends new support to longstanding warnings from scientists who say...

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    Reward offered for information on missing Hardin County woman

    by  • December 16, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Relatives of a missing southern Illinois woman are offering a $1,000 reward for any information about her whereabouts. WSIL-TV reports 39-year-old Chrisandra “Chrissy” Williams of Hardin County was last seen Dec. 2 leaving a Rosiclare home in her red 2011 Ford sport utility vehicle. Searches that have expanded into Gallatin County have come up...

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    Cahokia Mounds to celebrate winter solstice

    by  • December 16, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Starting Sunday, the days get longer. The Cahokia Mounds State Historic site at Collinsville is observing the winter solstice at 7 a.m. Sunday at its “Woodhenge,” a reproduction of a centuries-old solar calendar. Bill Iseminger, assistant site manager for the Cahokia Mounds State Historic site, says most likely, there was someone referred to as...

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    Bill sponsor unhappy with online-only concealed carry applications

    by  • December 16, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Illinois State Police will only accept online applications from people who want new concealed carry permits. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises Newspapers reports that’s concerning for one Illinois lawmaker who was the chief sponsor of the state’s new gun law. Harrisburg democrat Rep. Brandon Phelps says people should “have a choice” whether to...

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