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New app available for Hardin County School

Administrators at Hardin County School are pleased to announce the launch of a new school app, Hardin County CUSD 1.  Some features of the mobile app include the same features as the website with the ease of use on mobile devices. It is free to download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store…

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Elections Board warns that races could be undecided for days

Mail-in ballots postmarked by Tuesday will be accepted if they arrive by Nov. 17 By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois Although nearly 3.6 million Illinoisans had already voted by Monday morning, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections, nearly 2.3 million ballots are still to be cast if the state is to match the…

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What to know about the graduated tax amendment

A look at the amendment language, proposed rates, and arguments for and against By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] One of the major questions Illinois voters will answer on Nov. 3 will be on the ballot statewide – whether to amend the state’s constitution to allow for a graduated rate income tax. Strictly speaking,…

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Gov. Pritzker, IDPH Announce Winter Safety Guidelines for Recreational Sports Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

Updated Guidance Reflects Risks Associated with High-Contact Indoor Sports as Second Wave of Pandemic Spreads Throughout State CHICAGO – Governor JB Pritzker and IDPH announced updated guidance for youth and adult recreational sports, including, but not limited to, school-based sports, travel clubs, private leagues and clubs, recreational leagues and centers, and park district sports programs. Collegiate sports…

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Hardin County Cougars place 4th in SIJHSAA State Championship

By Heather Rash Hardin County Independent The Hardin County Jr. High Cougars baseball team ended its season on October 13, 2020, playing the Albion Lions in Pinckneyville. Both teams were strong on the mound, but the Lions were just a little stronger at the plate, defeating the Cougars by one run with a final score…

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State Public Health Officials Announce COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigations to Take Effect in Region 5 on October 22, 2020

Every Region Seeing Increased Positivity Rates; Gov. Pritzker will Resume Daily Weekday Press Conferences    Murphysboro, Ill.  — Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are announcing COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will be implemented in Region 5, in Southern Illinois, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2020. The region is seeing a…

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10/14/20 – S7HD COVID-19 Update for the Southern Seven Region

10/14/20 – S7HD COVID-19 Update for the Southern Seven Region   Southern Seven Health Department (S7HD) reports 5 new recovered cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Seven region.  Currently, there are 974 individuals from the Southern Seven region who have recovered since the start of the pandemic in the United States.   Southern Seven confirms…

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Hardin County High School launches Shoe Collection Drive

Shoe donations will help fund the school yearbook and support micro-enterprises in developing nations and reduce what goes into landfills Hardin County High School is conducting a shoe drive on October 14 through December 14 to raise funds for Yearbook. HCHS Yearbook will earn funds based on the total weight of the shoes collected as…

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