• Vandalia police warn of suspicious man

    by  • May 7, 2014

    According to Vandalia police, around 4:15 Tuesday afternoon, they received a report of a man attempting to get two children into his truck. The report says the incident took place near the Remann and Tower Street area. The man, described as an older white male with white hair and a white mustache approached the...

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    State health officials warn of mumps outbreak

    by  • May 7, 2014

    Illinois health officials are issuing an alert about a mumps outbreak. There have already been 82 cases in Illinois during the first four months of the year. That’s more than triple the number of mumps cases in the state during all of 2013. Health officials say a recent backlash against vaccines is helping aid...

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    Report details climate change impact in Illinois

    by  • May 7, 2014

    A new report from the federal government details how climate change will impact Illinois in the near future. The National Climate Assessment emphasizes that climate change is not only a long-term problem, but has negative consequences in the short term. The Sierra Club’s Illinois Chapter Director Jack Darin, says the current rise in temperatures...

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    Quinn allows year extension on health insurance plans

    by  • May 7, 2014

    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s administration is allowing an additional year’s extension for existing health insurance plans that fall short of coverage requirements in the nation’s health care law. The Illinois Department of Insurance announced the change last week, following a similar announcement March 5th from President Barack Obama’s administration. Insurers will have the option...

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