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New Legislation Establishes New Midwives Licensing Process

New Legislation Establishes New Midwives Licensing Process

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (IOCI RADIO) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed into law legislation that will allow midwives to go through a new licensing process to provide care before, during and after the delivery of babies. The governor said he hopes the bill he signed into law last week will prevent pregnancy-related deaths. Under the law,…read more »

Human Trafficking Suit Spreads to Hindu Temples in Five States

Human Trafficking Suit Spreads to Hindu Temples in Five States

A human trafficking suit has spread to Hindu temples in five states. A lawsuit, in which workers accuse a Hindu organization of human trafficking for luring them from India to build a temple in New Jersey for as little as $1.20 a day, has widened to four other states. In an amended lawsuit filed last…read more »

Local Fire/EMS Receive Equipment Funds from State Fire Marshal

Local Fire/EMS Receive Equipment Funds from State Fire Marshal

The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) on Thursday announced the recipients of the 2021 Small Equipment Grant Program. A total of $3.3 million was awarded to 149 fire departments/districts and EMS providers across the state. The OSFM received 448 applications, requesting around $10.5 million in funding for this grant period. Local communities who received…read more »

Several Local Communities to Receive Housing Rehab Grants

Several Local Communities to Receive Housing Rehab Grants

SPRINGFIELD – Seven southern Illinois communities are among 13 across the state receiving a 2020 Community Development Block Grant for Housing Rehabilitation from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). Official said Carterville, Sesser, West Frankfort and Orient will receive $500,000 with Herrin, Marion and Valier to receive $542,000. Through the program, DCEO…read more »

SIC MIG Team Caps Off Record-Breaking Season With 12th State Championship

SIC MIG Team Caps Off Record-Breaking Season With 12th State Championship

HARRISBURG – Southeastern Illinois College’s (SIC) Model Illinois Government (MIG) team was named Outstanding Large Delegation at a recent legislative competition – the highest honor bestowed on a delegation of 10 or higher. MIG is a legislative simulation and moot court with students filling roles as legislator, lobbyist, journalist, attorney, judge and party positions of…read more »

Closings

The following is a list of closings, cancellations, and delays for Friday, February 19 2021 Last updated: Thursday, February 18 2021 at 8:50PM CT Schools: Akin Grade School – Closed Anna-Jonesboro High School – Closed [Remote Learning Day] Benton CCSD 47 – Closed Benton Cons. High School – Closed [Remote Learning Day] Bethel Grade School…read more »

Careers

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Back To School Guide

  Welcome to the Withers Broadcasting Back To School Guide.Planning for the 2020 school year is a difficult task for children, parents and especially our educators. Our local schools have been hard at work coming up with plans that will keep our children and families safe but also keep our children engaged and involved in…read more »

First Mt. Vernon Applicants for Grant Funds Approved by City Council

First Mt. Vernon Applicants for Grant Funds Approved by City Council

The Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program saw its first stage of applicants from Mt. Vernon get approved by the City Council at Monday night’s meeting. The grant funds originated from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant. City Manager Mary Ellen Bechtel said the criteria, eligibility and additional requirements are state and…read more »

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