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    Mt. Vernon apartment fire deemed suspicious

    by  • October 15, 2014 • News

    MT. VERNON — Mt. Vernon firefighters responded to a fully-involved fire last night at an old apartment complex in the 1500 block of South 9th Street, and are now calling the fire suspicious. Firefighters responded to the scene around 10:30 Tuesday night, and advised as they arrived that fire was through the roof of...

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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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