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SSM HEALTH INCREASES MINIMUM WAGE TO $15 PER HOUR

MT. VERNON, IL (Sept. 30, 2021) – SSM Health is pleased to announce that it will implement a new minimum wage of $15.00 per hour throughout its four-state system. The increase will take effect on Oct. 10. “Our Mission and Values call us to care for the health and well-being …

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EVERGREEN PARK IN CARBONDALE CLOSING MONDAY FOR IMPROVEMENTS

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale will temporarily close Evergreen Park Monday to make accessibility improvements. This closure is expected to last through Friday, Nov. 19.  The City of Carbondale was one of only 17 communities in the state to receive funding through a Rebuild Illinois Grant. The City was …

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ELDORADO MAN INJURED IN BIKE VS. SUV ACCIDENT THURSDAY IN SALINE COUNTY

ELDORADO – An injury crash involving a bicycle and SUV happened Thursday morning in Saline County. According to Illinois State Police, 40-year-old Roger R. Brown of Eldorado was traveling eastbound on his bicycle down the center line on Raleigh Road near Golf Course Road when he suddenly went into the …

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OLNEY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO MURDER

OLNEY – A 19-year-old Olney man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Richland County Court to the shooting death last year of 19-year-old Kyle M. Johnson on an Olney street. Rick Meador and his then 16-year-old girlfriend were arrested three weeks later in Florida after first fleeing to Mt. Vernon where their …

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SIC AWARDED $2.2 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT TO HELP STUDENT SUCCESS AND FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT

HARRISBURG, Ill. (Sept. 28, 2021) – Southeastern Illinois College was recently notified by the Department of Education it has received a $2.2 million federal grant over five years to improve student success using student success coaches and creative learning enhancement initiatives to dramatically enhance services. “This grant is a phenomenal …

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SHAWNEE SASQUATCH FESTIVAL IS SATURDAY IN HARRISBURG

HARRISBURG – The City of Harrisburg will be putting on its first Shawnee Sasquatch Festival Saturday. Alex Watkins is the City’s Community Development Director. He says the Community Development Committee teamed up with local businesses and community leaders at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to find ways to engage …

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MARION CITY COUNCIL APPROVES BUDGET INCREASE FOR TOWER SQUARE RENOVATIONS

MARION – The Marion City Council discussed and approved increasing the budget for renovations to Tower Square from $1.25 million approved on May 24 to $1.5 million at Monday night’s meeting. According to City Spokesperson Cody Moake, the city approved the increase in the general contractor bid by Samron because …

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