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Genesis Medical Center, Aledo Earns Two National Awards

November 22nd, 2023
Genesis Medical Center, Aledo Earns Two National Awards

ALEDO, Ill. – Genesis Medical Center, Aledo, celebrated National Rural Health Day last week by receiving two prestigious national awards. The first came from the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health. The organization tabbed Genesis Medical Center, Aledo as one of their 2023 Community Stars. Only 39 rural health care facilities nationally received the honor. According to the announcement on PowerOfRural.org,  “The annual recognition program honors remarkable individuals and organizations going above and beyond for rural health. They exemplify the true spirit of collaboration,... Read More

‘The Aledo Movie’ Screening Saturday In Rock Island

August 19th, 2023
'The Aledo Movie' Screening Saturday In Rock Island

“The Aledo Movie,” a new fictional film about the small town Aledo will be shown Saturday, Aug. 19 (in a private, invitation-only screening) at the Center for Living Arts, downtown Rock Island, as part of Alternating Currents. Narrated by country star and Aledo native Suzy Bogguss, “Everything Fun You Could Possibly Do in Aledo, Illinois” reunites two childhood friends from Aledo after three decades apart. For more information, check out “the Aledo movie” website.  Read More

Project NOW’s Head Start program is back in Rural Illinois

April 5th, 2023
Project NOW’s Head Start program is back in Rural Illinois

After a nearly four-year hiatus Project NOW will be welcoming students to their new Head Start location in Aledo. The classrooms are located inside Community Bible Fellowship at 1109 SE 3rd Street. Project NOW’s Head Start Director, Andrea Flannery, is excited to welcome 21 students to two new Head Start classrooms. “Project NOW Head Start has missed being able to serve Mercer County with a high-quality Head Start program and we are thankful for our partnership with Matt and Jeannie Ewing, of Community Bible Fellowship to allow us to again serve the great children and families in this area.... Read More

Genesis Physical Therapy clinics in Aledo, Eldridge and DeWitt Recognized For Excellence

January 5th, 2023
Genesis Physical Therapy clinics in Aledo, Eldridge and DeWitt Recognized For Excellence

Genesis Physical Therapy clinics in Aledo, IL and DeWitt and Eldridge, IA have been named 2022 Human Experience (HX) Guardian of Excellence Award ® winners by Press Ganey, the global leader in healthcare experience solutions and services. This award is part of Press Ganey’s annual ranking of the top hospitals and health systems in the country, according to their performance in patient experience. As a winner of the Press Ganey HX Guardian of Excellence Award ® , Genesis Physical Therapy clinics in Aledo, DeWitt, and Eldridge are in the top 5% of healthcare providers in delivering patient experience... Read More

Mercer County and Sherrard schools see the impact of enhanced mental health services

January 5th, 2023
Mercer County and Sherrard schools see the impact of enhanced mental health services

QUAD CITIES, Iowa / Illinois—Since taking over as director of the Mercer County Mental Health Action Program (MHAP) one year ago, Krissy Dixon, RN, has seen just how needed her team and the services it provides are for students and families at Mercer County and Sherrard schools. That team—Dixon herself and two highly skilled full-time mental health case managers who help connect students to the support they need—exists thanks in no small part to the Looser-Flake Charitable Foundation, which made a three-year, $156,000 grant to MHAP last year. “Because of Looser-Flake, what we have right... Read More

Illinois Driver Services Facilities Closing January 3-17

January 2nd, 2022
Illinois Driver Services Facilities Closing January 3-17

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced Wednesday that all of the state’s Driver Services facilities and other departments will be closed for two weeks at the beginning of January 2022. “After careful consideration and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to close all Driver Services facilities beginning Jan. 3, 2022, through Jan. 17, 2022, due to the spike in COVID-19 cases. The health and safety of employees and the public remains paramount, and face-to-face transactions potentially increase the further spread of the virus. Our goal is to safely reopen all offices... Read More

BREAKING: Good News For Illinois Covid Numbers, Could Masks And Restrictions End Soon?

October 13th, 2021
BREAKING: Good News For Illinois Covid Numbers, Could Masks And Restrictions End Soon?

BREAKING NEWS: Good news this week for Illinois covid-19 numbers as Illinois became one of just six states nationwide to move from the high level of covid transmission (the highest) down to the substantial level. The state is now at 95 cases per 100,000 people; the cutoff for substantial is 100 per 100,000. The positive move has prompted speculation that the mask mandate and other restrictions Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker implemented late in the summer as numbers began to surge. “We’re watching to make sure that we’re on a good downward trajectory,” Pritzker said in a press conference. “That’s... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Keeping ALL Mask And Covid Restrictions, When Will Pritzker Lift Them?

October 5th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Keeping ALL Mask And Covid Restrictions, When Will Pritzker Lift Them?

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois won’t be lifting its mask mandate or any other covid restrictions any time soon, Gov. JB Pritzker said in his press conference Monday, adding that the covid numbers need to be “on a good downward trajectory” before he’d even consider removing any of the restrictions. “We’re watching to make sure that we’re on a good downward trajectory,” Pritzker said. “That’s what we were looking for back in May leading into June; it’s what we’re looking for now in order for us to possibly make changes.” Pritzker said the number of ICU beds being... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Students, Teachers BANNED For Covid By Pritzker Order; Will Your School Be Impacted?

September 22nd, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Students, Teachers BANNED For Covid By Pritzker Order; Will Your School Be Impacted?

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois students, teachers and school staff with confirmed and probable covid-19 infections are now required to be banned from schools and school activities due to an executive order signed by Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker. The executive order, signed late Friday night, states that people are required to remove themselves from schools or school activities if they have covid-19 or knowingly have been in close contact with someone who has the virus. The order states schools must exclude any student or school personnel with confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 for at least 10 days,... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Teachers And School Employees MUST Get A Covid Vaccine Or Test, Starting TODAY

September 20th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Teachers And School Employees MUST Get A Covid Vaccine Or Test, Starting TODAY

BREAKING NEWS: Starting TODAY, Illinois teachers and school employees will be required to get a covid-19 vaccination or submit to weekly testing for covid-19 in order to continue working in the schools. The following e-mail was sent out to Rock Island School District 41 employees today. Variations of the same e-mail have been sent out to other school district employees across the state. Starting Monday, September 20, 2021 all RIMSD employees must be vaccinated OR get a COVID- 19 test each week. Fully vaccinated employees must submit proof by sending a copy of their vaccination card to the District... Read More