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Burn Ban Issued in Franklin County

BENTON – A burn ban order has been issued for Franklin County due to an elevated fire danger. Residents are asked to refrain from burning until Wednesday at 6 p.m.

IDPH Reported 1,182 New COVID-19 Cases in Illinois Monday

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday reported 1,182 new COVID-19 in Illinois, including five additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,199,517 cases, including 20,767 deaths, in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 1-7 is 2.3%. The preliminary seven-day

Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Now Available at Hamilton Memorial Hospital Family Clinic

MCLEANSBORO – Hamilton Memorial Hospital District is now offering weekly COVID-19 vaccine appointments at the Hamilton Memorial Family Clinic, located at 611 South Marshall Avenue in McLeansboro. Vaccines are available by appointment only to those eligible under the Illinois Department of Public Health Phase 1a and 1b COVID-19 vaccination criteria. For appointment setting information call

Four Injured in Sunday Night Crash in Hamilton County

MCLEANSBORO – Four McLeansboro residents were injured in a single-vehicle crash around 10:30 Sunday night in Hamilton County. According to Illinois State Police, 32-year-old Sarah M. McFarland was driving her 2019 red Nissan west on Norris City Road approaching Illinois 142 when she failed to stop at the stop sign and traveled across Illinois 142

Fall Registration Dates Coming up in March at Rend Lake College

INA – Fall semester may be a few months away, but the time to sign up for classes at Rend Lake College in Ina starts now. Fall classes begin the week of Monday, Aug. 16, but students can begin scheduling appointments with their advisers this month. On Monday, March 15, sophomores can make appointments between

RLC Nursing Program Deadline is March 31

INA – The deadline to apply for the Rend Lake College Nursing program is fast approaching. All applications and required materials are to be sent in by March 31.  The Associate Degree Nursing Program is designed to prepare future nurses to give quality care to clients and function as important members of the healthcare community.