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Frozen Sprinklers Lead To Ceiling Collapse At Helia Healthcare

Greenville Firefighters responded today at 6:15 a.m. to a reported smoke detector alarm at Helia Healthcare.  According to Fire Chief Bill Johnston, sprinkler lines in the ceiling in the east end of B Wing...

Chris Carpenter Stops To Change Flat Tire In Pocahontas

Recently retired St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter stopped at Funderburk’s Gas and Diner in Pocahontas with a flat tire Wednesday. Darlene Bone, a cook at Funderburk’s, was the first to recognize him. “I could...

Thousands Apply For Concealed Carry Permits On Day One

Illinois State Police officials say more than 4,500 people applied for concealed carry permits on the first day the website went live.  Sunday was the first day the general public could fill out the...

Fire Dept. Responds To Midland States Bank

Frozen pipes are to blame for a fire alarm Tuesday afternoon at Midland States Bank.  Workers were in the attic attempting to thaw a pipe with a torch.  A heat detector was activated.  Upon...

County Board Covers Wide Variety Of Topics

It was a cold meeting of the Bond County Board Tuesday.  Board Chairman Howard Elmore said the temperature in the upper level of the courthouse was only 48 degrees.  The lower level was a...

Greenville Regional Hospital Welcomes First Baby Of 2014

Katherine and Nathan Hebenstreit of Mulberry Grove began 2014 on a happy note – they welcomed their son Silas on January 2nd as the first baby born in the New Year at Greenville Regional...

Fire Under House On Franklin Street In Greenville

Greenville Firefighters responded Tuesday, at 6:07 p.m., to a report of a residential structure fire on Franklin Street.  According to the fire report, when firefighters arrived, they found light smoke coming from the rear...

Sorento School Collects Over 1,000 Items For Food Drive

The students of Sorento School brought in 1,145 food products for their annual food drive, which benefits the Sorento Food Pantry. The class winner was the 5th grade, which brought in 367 food items....

Greenville Mayor Extends Thanks To Public Works Crew And Residents

City crews have been working the past several days to help clear roads and prevent accidents. Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner told us the Public Works Department has been, "...working since the snow began to...

Illinois State Police Offer Winter Driving Safety Tips

Illinois State Police urge drivers to take precautions before hitting the road in severe winter weather. They suggest checking the forecast before leaving and allowing extra driving time, dressing in layers, carrying a cell...