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Helen Matthes Library Bids

Friday, 24 October 2014

The bids to convert a former bank into Effingham's new Helen Matthes Library are in!

Library Director Amanda McKay says the library received eight bids today from construction companies ... but have not yet awarded a contract.

McKay says the project is estimated to cost about $3 million and she says all bids were in that range.

McKay says the construction should start i ... READ MORE >>


Propane Prices to Drop

Friday, 24 October 2014

If you use propane to heat your home here's some good news!


The Energy Information Administration says propane and home heating oil prices are expected to be lower than last winter.

It says propane users may pay about 27 percent less than last year.

But it says for people using natural gas and electricity, their prices are expected to rise.

Temperatures are ... READ MORE >>


Hospitals Prepare For Ebola

Friday, 24 October 2014

Although there have been no cases of Ebola in the midwest two local hospitals are preparing for the virus.

Carle Hospital in Urbana is equipped with isolation rooms and equipment that protects workers and patients from exposure.

Carle says it has several physicians who specialize in treating infectious diseases and dedicated staff on standby to accept and care for a possible Eb ... READ MORE >>


Fatal Accident at Equipment Plant

Friday, 24 October 2014

Authorities in central Illinois say a man has died after a fall at a sports equipment plant in Rantoul.

Police say 50-year-old James Cornelius fell 30 to 40 feet from a shelving unit where pallets were stacked.

They say Cornelius walked onto an area marked as off limits while talking to other employees.

A BRG Sports spokeswoman says Cornelius was employed by Kell ... READ MORE >>