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IDPH preps for expected initial 400,000 doses of vaccine

First batch of vaccines will go to hospital workers, first responders By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — After Pfizer submitted its application for a COVID-19 vaccine to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week, Illinois public health officials have continued preparing locations to store and distribute the vaccine that could be…

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Metro East Couple Charges With $2M Extortion & Fraud Scheme

O’FALLON – An O’Fallon couple is facing a slew of federal charges tonight. Emmitt T. Tiner and Matissia S. Holt are named in a wide-ranging, 54-count indictment that accuses the pair of an elaborate extortion scheme, defrauding the Illinois Home Services Program, and money laundering. Tiner is also charged with mail fraud, wire fraud, aggravated…

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Giving Thanks at the Mascoutah Senior Center

By Julie Laakko [email protected] The Mascoutah Senior Center recently celebrated Thanksgiving, although not quite in the way they are used to. On Thursday, November 19, Betty Knobeloch and her volunteers worked hard to make enough turkey lunches for the many pick-ups and Meals on Wheels deliveries that day. According to Senior Center Director Katie Stein,…

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