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(Springfield-jm) -- The state is launching a new 24 hour hotline to help combat opioid abuse. The helpline is a critical new tool in the fight against the opioid crisis says Illinois Public Health Director Doctor Nirav Shah…



Illinois Public Health Director Doctor Nirav Shah. Last year in Illinois nearly two thousand people died from an opioid overdose. The helpline number is 1-833-2findhelp.



(Undated-jm) -- High school students in Illinois are encouraged to participate in an essay contest for a chance to receive scholarships. Illinois Realtors is sponsoring the Bicentennial essay contest. 23 Illinois high school students will have a chance to win the scholarships. 11 will receive $250 scholarships, 11 will receive $750 scholarship and the top prize is a $1,000. The contest is open to all Illinois high school students in grades 9 through 12. The deadline to apply is February 15th. More information is available online at illinois realtor dot org slash bicentennial.



(Farmer City-jm) -- The Blue Ridge School Board got their first look at their tentative tax levy at their November meeting. Superintendent Susan Wilson says they hope to approve the levy at this month's meeting…



Blue Ridge Schools Superintendent Susan Wilson.


(Farmer City-jm) -- The Blue Ridge High School Student Council is collecting items for the Farmer City Nursing Home and Rehab Center. The group is collecting socks with traction, candy, books and blankets. Items will be collected through December 15th and can be brought to the high school office.



(Washington-jm) -- USDA's Census of Agriculture takes place every five years, with the latest questionnaires arriving in your mailbox any day now. Stephanie Ho reports…



(Springfield-jm) -- Telling little ones to "go play outside" isn't just good for a parent's sanity. As Veronica Carter reports, time spent in daylight also is beneficial for children's sight…


(Champaign County-jm) -- Champaign County officials are up against a deadline on a decision about what to do with the county’s jail in downtown Urbana. The U.S. Justice Department has given the county until March to either renovate to make the facility ADA compliant or close the jail. County officials estimate it would cost around $175,000 to renovate the jail. The county could receive an extension if they decide to build a new jail. The county is unsure how to proceed due to funding issues as well as activists who do not want a new facility.


(Farmer City-jm) -- A group in DeWitt County is hoping to make Christmas a little brighter for area kids. The DeWitt County Angel tree participated in a shopping trip in Clinton yesterday with the Farmer City group doing their giveaway on Friday. Spokesperson Sue Calvert talks about the group…

DeWitt County Angel Tree Spokesperson Sue Calvert.


(Downs-jm) -- The village of Downs is sponsoring a Christmas Decorating Contest. The event committee will pick the top 5-10 houses with the top 3 receiving a $25 gift card to an area restaurant. The contest runs through December 20th.


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