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First human West Nile Virus case of 2014 confirmed in Illinois

By   /  August 19, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Illinois, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

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The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed the state’s first case of human West Nile virus. A woman in her 70’s became sick in July, the Chicago Department of Public Health reported. Last year, a total of 117 cases were reported, including 11 deaths. West Nile virus has now been reported in 32 Illinois […]

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Share Chapter of Anderson Hospital to host Walk of Remembrance and Hope

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***Submitted Content*** The Share Chapter of Anderson Hospital will be hosting their Annual Walk of Remembrance and Hope on Saturday, Oct. 4 at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights.  This walk honors babies who have died through pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few weeks of life. Anderson Hospital’s Share Chapter is affiliated […]

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$1 million lotto ticket sold in Granite City soon after Collinsville woman claims $750,000

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Brenda Bohn of Collinsville won the July 19, 2014 Lucky Day Lotto. Bohn bought her ticket in Collinsville

A Florissant, Mo. man recently claimed his $1 million Powerball prize less than a month after a Collinsville woman cashed in on a $750,000 winner. Ron Bryant bought his winning ticket, which matched the first five numbers of the Aug. 2 Powerball winning numbers, at Super One Stop, 3301 West Chain of Rocks Road in […]

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SIUE’s Ward reaches finals at Pan-American Festival

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La'Derrick Ward, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville / Submitted photo

La’Derrick Ward completed his first United States track and field appearance Friday at the Pan-American Festival. Ward, who finished last season holding the longest mark in NCAA Divison I long jump, made it to the finals of the competition. He finished in eighth with a jump of 7.54 meters. “I am very satisfied with La’Derrick’s […]

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Softball game to benefit breast cancer patient

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The Metro East Recreational Baseball League is hosting a benefit softball game for the mother of a player. Tina Heal is a single mother to Austin Heal, a pitcher and catcher for the Orange Bandit T5 team in Troy. Heal has battling breast cancer and has just completed chemotherapy and radiation treatments. She has encountered […]

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