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Flu Hits Schools

Some schools in the area are having higher than average absentee rates, and officials say the flu may be to blame. Teutopolis Superintendent Bill Fritcher says their schools had a high number of kids out sick with a flu-like bug last week, they're just now starting to get back to normal. The chief medical officer at HSHS St. Anthony's in Effingham, Dr. Ryan Jennings, says the flu is spreading READ MORE>

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New Jobs Coming to Shelby County

A Shelby County company plans to increase it's workforce.

I. H. I. Turbo America in Shelbyville says it plans to start production of Original Equipment Manufacturer turbochargers.

I. H. I. General Manager John Schuessler tells News Watch the plan will bring about 30 new jobs to Shelby County.

Shuessler says the company received a two-million dollar government lo


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U of I Football Send off Party

The University of Illinois football team is busy preparing for the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl, but there is a chance to see the players before they head off to Texas.

The team will be at Buffalo Wild Wings in Savoy this Sunday night from four to six.

U of I finished an even 6-6 this season, while their opponent, Louisiana Tech went 8-5.

We'll see who comes ou ... READ MORE >

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