Memorial Now Providing Treatment of Ailments Without a Patient Leaving Home

By Jeremy Coumbes on November 18, 2019 at 1:27pm

Memorial Health services has rolled out a new feature to their online and mobile app service that can allow you to be diagnosed and treated for ailments without leaving your home. MemorialNow is a new service being offered that allows patients to receive medical care when they have a non-emergency illness. The care can be […]

4 Arrested in Morning Fight at North Main Circle K

By Benjamin Cox on November 18, 2019 at 11:21am

Jacksonville Police responded to a fist fight at a business this morning. Police received a call from the Circle K in the 600 block of North Main at 8:10 this morning reporting a fight between 4 subjects outside in the parking lot. 1 subject was reported to be brandishing a metal pipe. Police arrested 24 […]

U.S. Small Business Administration Offers Loans for 17 IL Counties For Spring Flood Repairs

By Benjamin Cox on November 18, 2019 at 9:32am

Illinois residents were recently denied federal assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency after an appeal. However, the Small Business Administration has stepped into fill the void for 17 counties in the state in providing low interest loans through their own disaster declaration. The U.S. Small Business Administration is making low-interest loans available to businesses, […]

Final Span of Old Champ Clark Bridge to Come Down Today

By Benjamin Cox on November 18, 2019 at 9:04am

The remaining two spans of the old Champ Clark Bridge are set to be imploded today. The implosion is set to happen on the Illinois side of the bridge in Pike County between 11AM and 3PM today, according to Quincy’s WGEM. The new bridge will be closed for about 45 minutes to traffic during the […]

West Morton Express Cleaning Sold, To Be Renamed & Remain Open

By Benjamin Cox on November 18, 2019 at 7:35am

The final drying cycle is coming for a local dry cleaner. CJ Flynn, owner of West Morton Express Cleaning, is retiring and has sold the business, according to a report from the Journal Courier this morning. Flynn, who has been a part of the laundry and dry cleaning business since her parents owned and operated […]

Local Circuit Courts Not in Compliance with Veteran Court Establishment Law

By Benjamin Cox on November 18, 2019 at 7:19am

Several local circuit courts still are not in compliance with the law, according to a local attorney. A law passed in 2017 required all circuit courts in Illinois by January 1st, 2018 to have a veterans treatment court operational for honorably discharged veterans charged with crimes. The courts allow veterans who were honorably discharged to […]

Teen Killed in Montgomery County Saturday Night Mourned Locally

By Benjamin Cox on November 18, 2019 at 5:27am

A tragic crash in Montgomery County has a local sting to it this morning. According to reports, Illinois State Police District 18 troopers responded to investigate a fatal crash on Illinois Route 185 near Coffeen Saturday evening. At approximately 6:21PM, a 2010 Toyota Sienna driven by 72 year old Jackolyn Protz of Sullivan was traveling […]

Historic Low Unemployment Continues in Illinois

By Jeremy Coumbes on November 17, 2019 at 11:45am

The unemployment rate in Illinois continues to hold steady at historic levels. The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced the figures for the month of October on Friday. IDES Spokesperson Rebecca Cisco says that October was another good month for overall employment in the state. “Statewide unemployment remains at a record low for October at […]

Illinois Students Awaiting Loan Forgiveness From Illinois Institute of Art, ITT Tech

By Benjamin Cox on November 17, 2019 at 8:40am

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Illinois Senator Dick Durbin continue to press the U.S. Department of Education to provide loan forgiveness for students who attended now-closed for-profit schools in the State of Illinois. Raoul announced earlier this past week that nearly 1,000 former Illinois Institute of Art students will have federal student loans discharged. […]

F.D.A. Warns Dollar Tree Over Stocking Poorly Regulated Chinese Drugs, Cosmetics

By Jeremy Coumbes on November 16, 2019 at 4:30pm

Government regulators have again warned Dollar Tree’s parent company about importing drugs and cosmetics that could be tainted due to improper product testing during manufacturing. According to a report by the Associated Press, the Food and Drug Administration said that Greenbrier International did not properly perform its own lab analyses as required before releasing certain […]