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Moffett Named March Colleague of the Month for TMH

TAYLORVILLE – Robert Moffett, an inventory control clerk at Taylorville Memorial Hospital, is the nonprofit hospital’s Colleague of the Month for March. Moffett ensures the ordering process runs efficiently, and available resources are documented and used appropriately. He coordinates with various departments for the best support of care. His positive helpful attitude makes the most…

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Trump’s history-making hush money trial starts Monday

JENNIFER PELTZ and MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — In a singular moment for American history, the hush money trial of former President Donald Trump begins Monday with jury selection. It’s the first criminal trial of a former commander in chief and the first of Trump’s four indictments to go to trial.…

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Landmarks Illinois explores downtown Taylorville

Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Writer TAYLORVILLE — “When I grew up, the square was bustling, there were shops and people living upstairs. It was super busy all the time,” Heartland Development Partners, Inc. Founder and Chief Executive Officer Cynthia Frisina recalls. “We can now see that starting to happen again because many business owners and entrepreneurs…

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Aumann Auctions unveils collection of movie cars up for auction

NOKOMIS, Ill. — Aumann Auctions is proud to announce the acquisition of 10 vehicles featured in the Oscar-nominated movie “Killers of the Flower Moon,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. These iconic cars, which played pivotal roles in bringing David Grann’s bestselling non-fiction book to life on the big screen, are set to be…

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FBI opens criminal investigation into bridge collapse

ERIC TUCKER and SARAH BRUMFIELD Associated Press The FBI is conducting a criminal investigation into the deadly collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge that is focused on the circumstances leading up to it and whether all federal laws were followed, according to a person familiar with the matter. The person was not authorized to…

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The IRS is quicker to answer the phone on this Tax Day

FATIMA HUSSEIN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — On this Tax Day, the IRS is promoting the customer service improvements the agency rolled out since receiving tens of billions in new funding dollars through Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act. From cutting phone wait times to digitizing more documents and improving the “Where’s My Refund” tool to show…

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Taylorville Kiwanis hears about club activities

TAYLORVILLE — At their weekly meeting on Tuesday at the Taylorville Moose Lodge, The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about the many club activities benefiting youth in the community. As a result of the board’s actions on Tuesday, the club will have a new associate member, Trisha Phillips. The club’s annual officer elections take place May…

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Optimist hear about upcoming events

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club held its regular meeting on Thursday, April 11, 2024, in the Community Room of the People’s Bank & Trust. President Adam Vocks called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the morning prayer given by Pastor Steve Robinson. Upcoming events for the club include the…

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