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Ferrell Hospital to Resume Elective Procedures, Surgeries

ELDORADO – Ferrell Hospital will begin resuming elective procedures and surgeries, as allowed this week by the Illinois Department of Public Health. This will include both inpatient and outpatient non-emergency procedures. “We know that many patients have been waiting for procedures to address issues that are affecting their health and quality of life,” said Alisa

IDOT to Perform Bridge Work on Route 141 Starting Monday

OMAHA – IDOT says upcoming bridge repairs will take place on Illinois Route 141 east of Route 1 on the Gallatin/White County line. Starting Monday, weather permitting, there will be repairs to the bridge carrying Route 141 over a tributary of Cane Creek – about 3 miles east of Illinois Route 1 – that will

Ameren Continuing to Make Power Grid More Storm Ready

HARRISBURG – Storms are in the forecast which means residents need to be ready if those dark storm clouds head their way. Ameren Illinois is working year round to make sure their grid is ready for possible severe weather. George Justice is the Vice President of Electric Operations for Ameren Illinois. He says their long-term

Harrisburg Principal Wins Golden Apple Award

HARRISBURG – A Harrisburg school principal has been named the winner of the prestigious Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Leadership. Natalie Fry, the principal at Eastside Intermediate School, has been named the winner of the statewide award. Fry says it’s not about the recognition, she eats, sleeps, and breathes educating local kids. President of

McLeansboro to Keep City Pool Closed in 2020

MCLEANSBORO – The McLeansboro City Council voted to not open the city pool for the 2020 season at Tuesday night’s meeting. The decision comes as many cities weigh their options for what to do with their community pools this summer. Mt. Vernon and Herrin have already voted to keep their city pools closed this summer.