• Illinois health department starting Ebola hotline

    by  • October 15, 2014

    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

    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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    Fourth tornado confirmed in Jefferson and Marion counties Monday

    by  • October 15, 2014

    JEFFERSON COUNTY — A fourth tornado touched down in southern Illinois on Monday, the National Weather Service confirms. The EF-1 tornado developed in Jefferson County and moved northeast into Marion County. At least three other tornadoes touched down Monday across our listening area. Roofs were damaged, trees were uprooted and power interrupted but no...

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