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    St. Josephy’s observing breast cancer awareness month

    by  • October 9, 2013 • News

    With a goal of earlier detection and greater awareness, Saint Joseph’s in Breese will observe October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to Mary Foraker, hospital medical imaging supervisor, except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among all women in the united states and the second leading cause of cancer...

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    State health insurance document deadline extended

    by  • October 9, 2013 • News

    A deadline has been extended for some Illinois state retirees to submit certain health insurance documents because of the federal government shutdown. Recipients of various state health insurance programs need to provide IRS documents by a late October deadline in order to prove that their dependents should still be eligible to receive state health...

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    Murphysboro alderman jail on sex crime charge

    by  • October 9, 2013 • News

    A southern Illinois alderman is in jail after authorities charged him with a series of felonies including aggravated criminal sexual abuse, kidnapping and unlawful restraint. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports 46-year-old Ronald Nolan of Murphysboro pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the felony counts levied against him last week. Details of Nolan’s alleged misconduct haven’t...

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    Illinois tax policy ranks near bottom in nation

    by  • October 9, 2013 • News

    Illinois ranks 31st in the nation when it comes to business tax policy. This is according to the tax foundation, which researches tax policy. Joe henchman, one of the authors of the report, says the personal income tax rate of 5 percent, under which many businesses also are taxed, isn’t bad. But everything else...

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    Illinois’ first frost coming this week

    by  • October 8, 2013 • News

    It won’t be long before Illinois residents will wake up to something that signals the growing season is over for everyone from farmers to landscapers to gardeners is over: frost. Illinois state climatologist Jim Angel says the first frost of the season in northern Illinois will likely arrive by Thursday. Central Illinois typically sees...

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    Health advocates seek e-cigarette regulations

    by  • October 8, 2013 • News

    Illinois health advocates want state lawmakers to heap even more regulations on the use of e-cigarettes. A ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors goes in effect January 1st. But health advocates want the state to add e-cigarettes to the Illinois Smoke-Free Act. Illinois’ Public Health Department is waiting for the FDA to...

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