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The Giant City Stables will be open for business the weekend of the eclipse, August 19-21. The stables will be open for guided trail rides, pony rides and therapeutic rides. For more information regarding what the stables offer, please call 618-529-4110. Giant City State Park is administered by the...
Illinois Speed Awareness Day was observed on July 26. Illinois State Police joined in the observance of Speed Awareness Day by taking a proactive approach to promote safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists through both education and enforcement.  State police noted that in Illinois during...
Illinois 4-H is inviting the public to a front row seat for the historic total solar eclipse in August in Southern Illinois, where the sun’s path creates the longest duration of darkness. University of Illinois Extension, in cooperation with the Southern Illinois Miners baseball team, plans to host...
On Illinois Speed Awareness Day, July 26, the Illinois State Police is taking a proactive approach to promote safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists through both education and enforcement.  In Illinois during 2015, speed was the reason for 34.2 percent of all fatal crashes. That’s 369...
Routine mosquito testing has identified the first batch of mosquitoes positive for West Nile virus in Jackson County in 2017.  The Jackson County Health Department reported that the mosquitoes were collected on July 12 near Murphysboro. West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito...
The first activities have been planned for the commemoration of Illinois’ bicentennial in 2018. Events are scheduled to include a craft beer competition and a video contest with students in Illinois. “The Illinois bicentennial is an opportunity for us to come together and celebrate our great state...
A creature that only a mother could love? The bug was spotted recently on your writer's big green garbage can.
For this week, yours truly considered writing a colyum about something that had not happened yet. However, that would have been some more FAKE NEWS, and we're all done with that silliness. Well, I am... A couple of weeks ago, on a Sunday evening to be more precise, yours truly was doing one of his...
With mosquito season underway, Southern Seven Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, are sharing tips on the best ways to avoid being bitten.   Different types of mosquitoes can carry different types of diseases, like West Nile virus and Zika virus, but steps you can...
The Egyptian Area Agency on Aging, EAAA, reports that starting July 12, farmers market coupons will be distributed in the area. The program intends to help senior adults to obtain fresh fruits and vegetables at local farmers markets. EAAA stated in a news release that the coupons “are a great...
The cover of “Supermax Prison: Controlling the Most Dangerous Criminals.”
Four years have passed since the Tamms Correctional Center shut down, but its story isn’t over.  That is according to Larry Franklin, co-author of “Supermax Prison: Controlling the Most Dangerous Criminals,” which tells the story of the Tamms supermax and its legacy. The top-level security prison...

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