Scams On the Rise Scam artists are always on the prowl looking for ways into your personal information. Once there they go for the big score, your bank account. The most recent hoax targeting the Tri-State involves jury duty. A jury summons will only come through... Read More.
The price tag for parents to send their kids back to school this year is estimated at more than $500. Accounting and consulting firm Deloitte has a new survey that puts the price tag per family at $510. That’s for things like shoes, pens,... Read More.
The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate decreased by -0.1 percentage point to 4.7 percent in February and nonfarm payrolls increased by +15,200 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)... Read More.
Fairfield Memorial Hospital has seen an increase in Viral Meningitis cases in the past couple of months. Due to the increase in cases, FMH is taking precautions to educate the community about this illness. Meningitis is an inflammation of the lining of the brain and... Read More.
Today, on International Overdose Awareness Day, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is raising awareness of an alarming trend in opioid overdose deaths. Recent analysis of Illinois death records shows that overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, have increased more than... Read More.
With temperatures expected to rise across the region, reaching into the 90s this weekend and next week, Illinois American Water is reminding customers to use water wisely. “From keeping hydrated to water sprinklers, as well as running air conditioning and watering lawns, water plays an... Read More.
Kale Rister of Carrier Mills works with classmates to build a bridge during an engineering session of STEM Day at Southeastern. As more and more students in the US are... Read More.
Influenza activity continues to increase in the United States. In Illinois, many counties have experienced high levels of influenza-like illness (characterized as fever of 100ºF [37.8 ºC] or higher plus cough and/or sore throat). The Illinois Department of Public Health has issued recommendations regarding... Read More.