• Flu cases result in hospital visitor restrictions

    by  • December 17, 2013

    St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese has placed restrictions on visitors due to an increase in influenza or ‘flu’ cases. Children under the age of 14 and anyone displaying any flu-like symptoms are asked to not visit patients at St. Joseph’s until restrictions are lifted. Symptoms can include fever or chills, sore throat, body or...

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    St. Mary’s taking over management of Clay County Hospital

    by  • December 16, 2013

    St. Mary’s/Good Samaritan, Incorporated has signed an agreement with Clay County to begin managing Clay County Hospital effective January 1st, 2014. The agreement will enhance the existing relationship of the two organizations to provide greater collaboration and improved health care services in south central Illinois. The management change is not expected to impact any...

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    Reward offered for information on missing Hardin County woman

    by  • December 16, 2013

    Relatives of a missing southern Illinois woman are offering a $1,000 reward for any information about her whereabouts. WSIL-TV reports 39-year-old Chrisandra “Chrissy” Williams of Hardin County was last seen Dec. 2 leaving a Rosiclare home in her red 2011 Ford sport utility vehicle. Searches that have expanded into Gallatin County have come up...

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    Cahokia Mounds to celebrate winter solstice

    by  • December 16, 2013

    Starting Sunday, the days get longer. The Cahokia Mounds State Historic site at Collinsville is observing the winter solstice at 7 a.m. Sunday at its “Woodhenge,” a reproduction of a centuries-old solar calendar. Bill Iseminger, assistant site manager for the Cahokia Mounds State Historic site, says most likely, there was someone referred to as...

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