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Hamilton Memorial Hospital District Awaits COVID-19 Vaccine Allotment from the Illinois Department of Public Health

MCLEANSBORO – The Hamilton Memorial Hospital District is currently awaiting COVID-19 vaccine allotments, including for those who are aged 65 and older, from the Illinois Department of Public Health. At this time, all COVID-19 vaccine allotments available for Hamilton County residents are exclusively coordinated directly through the local Hamilton County Health Department. Unfortunately, there is

Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship Applications Now Available

BENTON – Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni says the sheriff’s department will be awarding one $500 Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship this year. This scholarship is part of $58,000 in college scholarships that will be awarded by the Illinois Sheriff’s Association to students in Illinois wishing to pursue higher education during the 2021-22 academic year. The

Hamilton County Board Set to Meet Tonight

MCLEANSBORO – The Hamilton County Board is set to meet tonight at 6 at the courthouse in McLeansboro. The board is set to get a COVID-19 Vaccine update from the Hamilton County Health Department and an update regarding the ambulance service from County Board member Chad May. The board is also expected to re-appoint Jeff

IDPH Reported 3,385 New COVID-19 Cases in Illinois Monday

SPRINGFIELD – 3,385 new COVID-19 cases including 50 additional deaths were reported Monday by the Illinois Department of Public Health Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,072,214 cases, including 18,258 deaths, in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Jan. 11-17 is 5.9 percent. The preliminary

Body of Missing Bush Man Found Sunday Morning

BUSH/HURST – The body of a missing elderly man from Bush was found Sunday morning. The coroner’s office in Williamson County says the body of 72-year-old Roger Cheatham was found by a drone assisting in the search not far from Hurst. Cheatham was reported missing Thursday after walking away from his home on South 6th