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21st Annual Memory Loss Conference kicks off in Springfield

The all-day conference is designed to bring awareness and educate people about Alzheimer's Disease. (WRSP) The 21st annual Memory Loss Conference kicked off Friday. The all-day conference is designed to bring awareness and educate people about Alzheimer's Disease. Officials said it is the most expen


5 things to know: $1.5 million renovation project at downtown Springfield church

The congregation at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at Second and Monroe streets is meeting at Trinity Lutheran School, 515 S. MacArthur Blvd., as work proceeds on a $1.5 million renovation project at its historic downtown building. Here's some background on the project and the congregation from


Springfield wants out of legislation limiting payments for 5G antennas

Telecommunication companies won't be able to take a free ride on Springfield utility poles just yet. A Statehouse bill that allows the companies' latest 5G wireless antennas to be attached to poles without the city getting much in compensation was approved during the Illinois General Assembly's vet


Good Deed: Veterans Day Parade was inspiring

The Veterans Day Parade in Springfield last week was awesome. In addition to all of the brave war veterans who rode in the parade, all three of the public high school bands marched and performed. They were all great. Several young adults reenacted the famous photo of the U.S. flag being raised at Iw


Boil Water Order in Effect: Cumberland County

Saturday night shooting leaves 1 dead, another injured2017-11-19T18:36:28Z2017-11-19T14:56:28Z2017-11-19T18:36:28Z When police arrived on scene, they found a 48-year-old male dead in the backyard of 1660 North Edward. A 25-year-old was also found with serious injuries, but is expected to survive. D

WAND TV - 2017-11-20 17:25:00

Commentary: The real prescription problem

Obtaining the drug was easy, but getting rid of it was hard. When my ankle was reconstructed recently, the surgeon prescribed oxycodone, a powerful opioid painkiller. I only needed the medicine for a couple days and ended up with a lot left over. I tried to take the remaining pills to a local pharma


House task force to review sexual harassment

Three Springfield area lawmakers are part of the House task force assigned to examine further ways to combat instances of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. That includes Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, R-Leland Grove, who was named the ranking Republican on the 40-member task force.

THE STATE JOURNAL - 2017-11-19 23:38:04

Children of Abraham program brings together children of different faiths

About 70 children from different religious backgrounds gathered last week at the Islamic Society of Greater Springfield, where they shrieked with joy as they tried to win a glow stick. They also walked in a circle with a ping-pong ball balanced on a plastic spoon held between their teeth. And cheers

THE STATE JOURNAL - 2017-11-19 23:48:36


Tune-in for WPBS-TV's Home for theHolidays Membership Drive, Saturday, November 25th through December 3rd! The Home for the Holidays Membership Drive begins with a star-studded line up on Saturday, November 25th, ending with the premiere of The Beatles Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years at 8 pm.

WPBSTV.ORG - 2017-11-20 08:00:00

Painting class with Stephanie Latimer to be held at Norwood library

NORWOOD - A painting class will be held Nov. 28, at 4:30 p.m. at the Norwood Public Library. Students will paint their own "Winter Field" masterpiece with Stefanie Latimer, a local artist. Latimer studied art at SUNY Potsdam and has a degree in education. She is also a Wilson Bickford trained artist

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2017-11-19 16:21:00

Teachers' union to work with St. Lawrence County group to aid poor students

MASSENA -- The American Federation of Teachers wants to work with a group in St. Lawrence County to help local students living in poverty, Massena Central Superintendent Pat Brady said at Thursday's school board meeting. He said at an Oct. 31 meeting of The People Project in Potsdam, AFT pledged $16

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2017-11-20 17:23:00

Opinion: St. Lawrence County Historical Association touts success of genealogy fair

To the Editor: On behalf of the St. Lawrence County Historical Association I would like to thank everyone who helped to make our Genealogy & Local History Fair on October 21st a success: Presenters and exhibitors Tom LaClair (Jefferson County Genealogical Society), Bill Hull, Joanne Swift (Potsdam L

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2017-11-20 15:00:00

State police investigate property-damage accidents in Potsdam, Gouverneur and Fine

POTSDAM - Two Gouverneur residents were involved in a personal-injury accident at the intersection of State Highway 58 and County Club Road on Sunday, according to state police. Max A. Tessmer, 56 and Traci R. Allen, 26 were the drivers. Injury details were not provided. No tickets were reported. GO

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2017-11-20 20:36:00

Potsdam Head Start makes treats for shelter animals

POTSDAM -- On Nov. 16, Potsdam Head Start spent their morning making dog biscuits with their dads and grandfathes. The following day, the kids delivered the treats and visited the Potsdam Animal Shelter. "With Thanksgiving fast approaching, we have been discussing the importance of being thankful an

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2017-11-20 17:17:00

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Potsdam student trip to Galapagos at Elks Club Nov. 28,

POTSDAM - A spaghetti dinner fundraiser to support the Potsdam Student Expedition to the Galapagos will be held at the Elks Club on Nov. 28, from 5-8 p.m. On Feb. 18, 26 students from Potsdam High School will embark on a nine-day trip to the Galapagos Islands and Quito, Ecuador, on the western coast

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2017-11-20 17:07:00

Woman charged with criminal mischief and harassment following alleged domestic dispute in Potsdam

POTSDAM - St. Lawrence County sheriff's deputies charged a Balston Spa resident following an alleged domestic dispute on Nov. 18. Shannon K. Garvey, 29, was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment, and aggravated harass,net officers said. Deputies did not say where

NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM - 2017-11-20 14:29:00

WilCo Sheriff: Asking residents at N. Austin apartments to stay inside for 'situation'

FILE: Williamson County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle. (KXAN Photo) AUSTIN (KXAN) - KXAN is tracking a potential situation happening in north Austin. Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody tweeted out about a developing situation. It's happening at 15450 FM 1325 Road at the Preserve at Rolling H

KXAN - 2017-11-20 00:13:43

Lockdown: Police Declare Martial Law In Entire Baltimore Neighborhood

Five days ago, Det. Sean Suiter, a married father of five and an 18-year veteran with the Baltimore Police, was patrolling the streets of West Baltimore around 5pm last Wednesday when he saw suspicious activity. Suiter approached a man and was shot point blank in the head, in a summary execution. H

INFOWARS - 2017-11-20 16:28:17

FCC to Free Internet from Obama's "Net Neutrality" Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, FCC Chairman Ajit V. Pai is expected to circulate to his fellow commissioners and make public a draft of a new FCC order widely anticipated to eliminate the "Net Neutrality" rules put in place under the Obama administration. The full co

INFOWARS - 2017-11-20 17:10:56

FBI Has Not Verified Trump Dossier

FBI and Justice Department officials have told congressional investigators in recent days that they have not been able to verify or corroborate the substantive allegations of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign outlined in the Trump dossier. The FBI received the first installment of the

INFOWARS - 2017-11-20 19:04:47