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    Illinois health department starting Ebola hotline

    by  • October 15, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD(AP) – Illinois health officials plan to launch a hotline to answer the public’s questions about Ebola. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced the plan Wednesday. Department Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck says the hotline will be operating by later this week. Hasbrouck says he wants to reassure Illinois residents after Wednesday’s news that...

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    Wet fields hinder banner harvest

    by  • October 15, 2014 • News

    Illinois farmers know they’ve got a banner corn crop on their hands, but getting it out of the fields is proving to be an ordeal. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says nagging wet weather continues to hinder harvesting. As of Sunday, just 35 percent of the crop has been cut, short of the pace...

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    Flora school on “soft” lockdown while warrant operation completed

    by  • October 14, 2014 • News

    FLORA –According to a press release from the Flora Police Department, Flora High School was placed on a “soft” lockdown¬† Tuesday morning, as area law enforcement conducted an operation in the area. Flora Police Chief John Nicholson says that around 10:45 Tuesday morning, Flora police, Clay County Sheriff’s deputies and the U.S. Marshals Office...

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