McDonough County

New Psychiatric Ward
2:51 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

McDonough District Hospital Adding Services

The McDonough District Hospital.
Credit burlingtonneurology.com

McDonough District Hospital is expanding its services by adding a psychiatric ward. 

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800,000 Bushels of Corn Inside
10:03 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Grain Bin Fire Damage Still Being Assessed

Credit Western Grain Marketing

Western Grain Marketing continues to calculate the damages from the large grain bin fire that occurred near Adair, Il in McDonough County.

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Cost Concerns, Lack of Need
6:09 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

McDonough County Dive Rescue Team Disbanded

Credit Wiki Commons

The McDonough County Board Finance Committee decided against providing funding for the sheriff department’s dive rescue team.

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Libraries
12:02 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

McDonough Co. Libraries Secure Money For Improvements

Illinois Representative Norine Hammond, Library Director Dennis Danowski, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, Illinois Senator John Sullivan and Macomb Mayor Mike Inman
Emily Boyer TSPR

The Macomb Public Library and the Colchester District Library are receiving state funds for renovations and expansion.

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Civil Unions Can Be Converted
1:04 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Illinois Begins Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Credit TSPR's Rich Egger

McDonough County began issuing same sex marriage licenses Monday. County Clerk Gretchen DeJaynes said couples must apply in person at the county courthouse.

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Bin Operated by WGM
5:45 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Large Grain Bin Fire in McDonough County

The WGM facility
Credit Western Grain Marketing

Investigators believe spontaneous combustion sparked a fire at a large grain storage bin owned by Western Grain Marketing.

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Adult Entertainment
4:29 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

McDonough County Strip Club Closes

8115 U.S. Route 136 in McDonough County
Credit Emily Boyer

The closure comes after the owners of Wildlife were sued for violating a state statute.

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Action Spurred by Wildlife
4:00 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

McDonough County to Regulate Adult Entertainment

The McDonough County Board agreed during its April meeting to implement regulations for adult entertainment establishments.

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number of measles cases climb
2:58 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

A Look Inside the Resurgence of Measles

Wikimedia Commons

Measles is a highly contagious, viral disease. Measles was considered eradicated from the U.S. in 2000. In the last month, 2 cases have been reported in McDonough County.

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Tuesday Night at McDonough County 4-H Center
2:12 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

NWS Storm Spotter Certification Class

Credit Justin Hobson / Wikimedia Commons

Even with today’s technology, the National Weather Service still depends on certified storm spotters across the nation to serve as eyes on the ground.

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