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CROSSROADS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IS REVISING ITS VISITOR POLICY STARTING MONDAY

CROSSROADS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IS REVISING ITS VISITOR POLICY STARTING MONDAY

MT. VERNON, IL — Beginning on Monday, October 18, Crossroads Community Hospital is revising its visitor policy. The visitor guidelines will begin allowing one visitor per patient. Visitor/ Support Person guidelines Visitors/ Support Person will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 and must pass the screening to visit a patient. Visitor / Support Person must wear a visitor…read more

BAIL SET AT $1 MIL FOR SALEM WOMAN ACCUSED OF ROBBING SALEM RESTAURANT AT GUNPOINT

BAIL SET AT $1 MIL FOR SALEM WOMAN ACCUSED OF ROBBING SALEM RESTAURANT AT GUNPOINT

SALEM, IL — Bail has been set at $1 million for a 39-year-old Salem woman charged Friday morning accused of allegedly robbing a Salem fast food manager at gunpoint Thursday afternoon. Christina Lewis remains in the Marion County Jail on a Class X felony charge of armed robbery. According to Salem police, they apprehended Lewis as she was leaving…read more

CROSSROADS HOSPITAL ACHIEVES ACCREDITATION FROM METABOLIC AND BARIATRIC SURGERY AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

CROSSROADS HOSPITAL ACHIEVES ACCREDITATION FROM METABOLIC AND BARIATRIC SURGERY AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

MT. VERNON, IL — Crossroads Community Hospital announced today that its bariatric surgery center has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint Quality Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The Centers for Disease Control…read more

SSM Health, BJC HealthCare, and HHS partner to expand access to monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19 patients

SSM Health, BJC HealthCare, and HHS partner to expand access to monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19 patients

MT. VERNON, IL — Two of the region’s largest health care systems are expanding access to COVID-19 therapy. BJC HealthCare, one of the largest nonprofit healthcare organizations in the United States, and SSM Health, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), have expanded access to COVID-19 monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapies. For people who are at high…read more

Wet Finish to Week, Weekend Cool Down on the Way

Wet Finish to Week, Weekend Cool Down on the Way

ILLINOIS (RFD) — It’ll be a wet finish to the week with a weekend cool down coming to much of Illinois. Ed Shimon at the National Weather Service indicates after the rain from Friday a nice, cool weekend is to follow. Shimon notes things are going to return to a warmer than average and dry…read more

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – OCTOBER 15TH, 2021

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – OCTOBER 15TH, 2021

MT. VERNON, IL — On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department reported the following arrest(s) to WMIX/WDML News;48-year-old Christopher Schultz of Mt. Vernon was arrested Tuesday by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for Meth Delivery. 61-year-old Shawn Cullen of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday by the Jefferson County…read more

Be aware of breast cancer awareness month scams

Be aware of breast cancer awareness month scams

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Scams on the internet are extremely common and come in many forms. Many scammers will try to tie their pitch into current events, so with Breast Cancer Awareness Month here, an investigator with the agency advises you to do your homework if you plan to donate. BBB offers Charity Reviews of more…read more

Salem man released to federal custody for trial later this month

Salem man released to federal custody for trial later this month

WAMAC, IL — A 37-year-old Salem man being held for allegedly shooting at a Wamac police officer this summer was released into the custody of the federal government Wednesday in a lead up to an October 25 trial in East St. Louis federal court. Ian Merideth, who has been indicted federally for being a felon in possession…read more

Fiery Crash on I-57 Wednesday near Kinmundy sends one to hospital

Fiery Crash on I-57 Wednesday near Kinmundy sends one to hospital

KINMUNDY, IL — A fiery crash Wednesday afternoon on southbound Interstate 57 just north of the Kinmundy exit sent one of two semi-truck drivers to an area hospital for treatment. According to the Illinois State Police, around a semi driven by 66-year-old Lieonell Stahoski of Pine Island, Minnesota was traveling southbound when it ran onto the right…read more

Concert Calendar

Little River Band @ River City Casino

Little River Band @ River City Casino

Little River Band has been RESCHEDULED to Saturday, October 16, 2021 at River City Casino & Hotel If you have purchased tickets to this show, please keep them as they will be valid for the rescheduled concert and refunds will be made available through Ticketmaster if needed ON SALE • $79.50, 59.50, $49,50. 39.50, 29.50 TIME •…

Shooting Star @ River City Casino

Shooting Star @ River City Casino

RESCHEDULED: Shooting Star at River City Casino & Hotel has been RESCHEDULED until October 22, 2021. Please hold onto your tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled date ON SALE • $19.50 – $45.00 TIME • Show 8 pm

Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa at Stifel Theatre on Saturday, October 30th ON SALE • NOW Click HERE to purchase tickets

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