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Illinois’ COVID-19 disaster proclamation to end in May

By HANNAH MEISEL | Capitol news Illinois Exactly 38 months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, Illinois will no longer be under a disaster proclamation as of May 11, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Tuesday. That’s the same day President Joe Biden will end the national public health emergency, which just passed…

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Sure gonna miss you

Three-and-a-half-year-old Aurora Mesey gives JoAnn Byland a hug at Byland’s retirement party Sunday afternoon at the Carrollton United Methodist Church. Byland retired on Dec. 31 after spending 18 years at the Carrollton Public Library where she spent many hours reading stories and helping children like Mesey pick out books. (Carmen Ensinger/Greene Prairie Press)

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White Hall Friends of the Library Chocolate Fest Feb. 12

By Carmen Ensinger Valentine’s Day will be upon us soon and rather than succumbing to the crass commercialism of the holiday of love and spending a fortune on flowers and a box of store-bought candy, make plans to drop in on the White Hall Friends of the Library Chocolate Fest on Sunday, Feb. 12 from…

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Greenfield GFEE in good shape

By Carmen Ensinger According to the Greenfield Foundation for Educational Excellence President Elliott Turpin, the foundation is in excellent shape financially.

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Breakfast…it’s what’s for lunch

Every Thursday at lunch, Faith Baptist Church, located just one house from the high school, offers a free lunch for any high school student who wants to make the short hop from the cafeteria to the Fellowship Hall.

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Appellate court upholds restraining order on assault weapons ban

In 2-1 ruling, court says law likely violates equal protection guarantee By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com A temporary restraining order that partially blocks Illinois’ new assault weapons ban from being enforced will remain in place after a divided state appellate court panel’s ruling Tuesday.

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Illinois Valley Menu

Reservations must be made by 1 p.m. prior to the day you wish to eat. If you have made reservations and cannot attend, please notify the center at 618-498-3483. Whole wheat bread served daily except as noted (*). 2 percent milk is served daily. ■Thursday, Feb. 2 Broccoli cheddar soup, chicken salad sandwich, three bean…

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