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    Average snowfall less than previous decades

    by  • November 12, 2013 • News

    Portions of our listening area had the season’s first dusting of snow overnight. And as the season progresses, more will be coming, but it’s unlikely to be as much as we had 35 years ago. Average snowfall in Illinois ranges from 38 inches up north to less than 14 inches in southern Illinois. The...

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    IDNR awards 26 wildlife enhancement grants

    by  • November 12, 2013 • News

    The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced the award of 26 grants for wildlife enhancement projects made possible through voluntary donations to the Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund. This fund is a voluntary contribution check-off option on the Illinois state income tax form. The funds have been used to support projects ranging from habitat enhancements...

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    Verizon customers warned of fraudulent text messages

    by  • November 12, 2013 • News

    Several Verizon wireless customers in southern Illinois have fallen victim to fraud. According to WSIL-TV, customers are receiving a fraudulent text message that includes a link to click. The text message looks like it’s from Verizon, but if the link is clicked the phone becomes disabled. International phone calls and excessive charges have also...

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    St. Mary’s recognized as top performer in key areas

    by  • November 12, 2013 • News

    St. Mary’s Hospital has again been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for heart attack, pneumonia, and surgical care by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the U.S. St. Mary’s Hospital was recognized for using evidence-based clinical care processes that are closely linked to positive patient...

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    Mt Vernon man and victim arrested in Sunday shooting

    by  • November 12, 2013 • News

    A 34-year-old Mt. Vernon man has been arrested in connection with a Sunday afternoon shooting, and the shooting victim is also in custody. According to Mt. Vernon police, Marquez L. Williams, of Cleveland Street, was arrested Monday for felony mob action in connection with the shooting of 35-year-old Daniel Cortez-Reyes around 2 p.m. the...

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    Free help for vets denied V.A. disability

    by  • November 11, 2013 • News

    Veterans across Illinois whose disability claims are rejected by the V.A. can get free legal help to file an appeal. The help comes from the Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic, run by the John Marshall Law School. Director Brian Clauss says the organization knows how to cut through the clutter and write a...

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