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Illinois Launches $5M Ad Campaign to Encourage Mask Wearing

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has launched a $5 million advertising campaign to remind people to cover their faces in public to slow the spread of COVID-19, which has had a resurgence in the state. Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday unveiled the “It Only Works if You Wear It” campaign that will run on traditional

Fire Destroys Home near Mt. Vernon Outland Airport Saturday

MT. VERNON – Multiple fire departments responded Saturday morning to a fire that destroyed a home on East Fairfield Road near the Mt. Vernon Outland Airport. According to the Jefferson Fire Protection District, no one was at home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries. The fire in the two-story home