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Illinois Partnering With SSM, Rural Health to Expand Vaccine Distribution in Area

Illinois Partnering With SSM, Rural Health to Expand Vaccine Distribution in Area

SPRINGFIELD – Building on existing efforts to ensure equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday announced a new partnership with Rural Health Inc. and SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital to administer vaccines to residents throughout southern Illinois. The partnership is part of a broader…read more »

Jefferson County Law Enforcement Chaplain Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Jefferson County Law Enforcement Chaplain Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

JEFFERSON COUNTY – A longtime Chaplain for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Mt. Vernon Police Department and Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge has received the Bill Mehrtens Lifetime Achievement Award. Mt. Vernon Resident Dan Lovin was announced as the recipient of the award during the organization’s February board meeting in Springfield. FOP State Lodge…read more »

One Death, 58 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Southern Illinois

One Death, 58 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Southern Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday reported 2,104 new confirmed and probable cases COVID-19, including 44 additional deaths. In southern Illinois, one death and 58 new cases were reported among health departments. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,191,520 cases, including 20,626 deaths, in 102 counties. Local case breakdown: Williamson County: 13…read more »

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Scotty McCreery Shares New Video For ‘You Time’

Scotty McCreery Shares New Video For ‘You Time’

“American Idol” season 10 winner Scotty McCreery released a new music video for “You Time” on Sunday (February 28). McCreery, who shared a photo of himself, his wife Gabi and their dog sitting on a mountain, captioned the post: “‘View’ Time.” The visual, directed by Brianna Fish, features McCreery performing with his band and also…read more »

Brett Young Drops New Single ‘You Got Away With It’

Brett Young Drops New Single ‘You Got Away With It’

Country star Brett Young released a new single, “You Got Away With It,” on Friday (February 26). Young co-wrote “You Got Away With It” with several songwriters including Jimmy Robbins, Jon Nite, Ashley Gorley and Justin Ebach. “You got a way with it / So don’t you go breakin’ it / Girl, you’ve been makin’…read more »

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