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Vaccinations protect recipients against COVID-19 and protect society’s most vulnerable citizens by reducing the potential spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the airborne infectious disease, according to two medical experts.

MONAT Gratitude, the philanthropic movement behind MONAT Global (MONAT), has recognized Maggie Daniel as a 2021-22 Gratitude Ambassador for her dedication to giving back to her community and spirit of gratitude. Only 30 out of more than 400,000 Independent Market Partners globally are select…

A Mode woman who pleaded guilty to a Class 3 felony of criminal damage to property in connection to a residential arson was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison this week in Effingham County Circuit Court.

Longtime volunteers and former staff members were recently honored by the Illinois 4-H Foundation for their selfless dedication to the University of Illinois Extension 4-H youth development program. In 2021, 71 individuals received the Foundation Hall of Fame Award, presented during a virtua…

For the Gold Star Mission, the physical pain of pedaling a bicycle for 500 miles within five days pales in comparison to the emotional pain of those who lost loved ones who were serving overseas for the U.S. military.

Shelby County State’s Attorney Nichole Kroncke announced that on Sept. 15 Aaron B. Coulter of Pana was sentenced to 21 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver with Prior Unlawful Possession of Methamphet…

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Under pressure from the Illinois State Board of Education, local school districts this week are complying with a state-ordered mask mandate. But not without some looking to pursue legal action against the state.

One in 10 people in Illinois struggles with hunger every day, including one in eight children, according to Feeding America. When families are hungry, making healthier choices can be even more difficult. A new project focuses on expanding food access with recently allocated funds through Uni…

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Sidney Florea, a high school senior, has selected pieces of art on display at Flourishes Gallery in downtown Shelbyville Aug. 6 through Nov. 4.

Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded over $1.4 million in FY21 School District Library Grant Program awards to 649 public school districts. More than 1.5 million Illinois students served by school library media programs will benefit from the grants.

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