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WIT raffle winners

By BETH ZUMWALT The nine winners from the Winchester Invitational Tournament raffle were: 65” smart television, Deb Northcutt; Giant Escape bicycle, Bill Donovan; Saint Louis Cardinals tickets, Taylor Grigsby; Yadier Molina signed jersey, Carrie Burk; Airpod earbuds, Bobbi Jo Smith; Blackstone flat top griddle, Bobbi Jo Smith; $200 value Lashmett meat bundle, Derrik Gilmore; outdoor…

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Carbon sequestration pipeline to pass through northern Scott County

By David Camphouse In an effort to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by Midwestern manufacturers, a pipeline is being planned that would move compressed carbon dioxide from manufacturing sites throughout the Midwest to a carbon sequestration site near Taylorville. The proposed “Heartland Greenway” pipeline would pass through northern Scott County – passing from…

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Invenergy Transmission LLC seeks Illinois Commerce Commission approval; schedules initial public meeting for February

By DAVID CAMPHOUSE Having secured project siting approvals in the three other states where the project is located (Kansas, Missouri, and Indiana), Invenergy Transmission LLC is beginning the process of pursuing state regulatory approval for its proposed Grain Belt Express energy transmission line before the Illinois Commerce Commission. As part of this process, Grain Belt…

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West central Illinois communities struggle with lack of teachers; annual survey indicates problem is getting worse

By ANDREW ADAMS State Journal-Register, Springfield For Capitol News Illinois Editor’s Note: Andrew Adams is a Public Affairs Reporting program student who is a reporting intern at the Capitol for the State Journal-Register in Springfield. Matt Plater has been in charge of school districts for more than two decades. Something is happening he’s never seen…

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IARSS survey summary

TOP RESULTS Illinois school districts report the teacher shortage problem has worsened from last year in virtually all major areas: ■ 88 percent of schools say they have a teacher shortage problem, and 77 percent report the shortage is getting worse. ■ 93 percent of districts expect the shortage will worsen over the 2023 and…

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MCS Community Services announces scholarship

MCS Community Services is offering $2,000 for income eligible students of Morgan, Cass and Scott Counties, who are already attending or are planning to attend an accredited Illinois University, college, technical or vocational school. The scholarships are provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Eligibility requirements: ■ Must be a high school…

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LLCC-Jacksonville to host scholarship information event Jan. 25

Lincoln Land Community College in Jacksonville, located at 32 N. Central Park Plaza, will host a free scholarship information and FAFSA completion event Tuesday, Jan. 25, 3-7 p.m. Current LLCC students, high school seniors and their families are invited to attend. Families who would like assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)…

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Drivers services facilities to remain closed an additional week

Secretary of State Departments and Driver Services Facilities to remain closed an additional week due to continued high numbers of COVID-19 cases statewide – Reopening Jan. 24. Online services remain open. Out of an abundance of caution and due to the continued high numbers of new COVID-19 cases statewide, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White…

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