An outbreak that was already considered bad has now gotten worse. An urgent recall of fruit that has been linked to numerous hospitalizations including 2 deaths has now been expanded to include fruit available in Missouri.
The Northern Lights are a rare occurrence over Missouri and Illinois. That's why I'm always hesitant to mention the possibility as I'd rather not say anything instead of get hopes up and disappoint. However, 3 Earth-directed CME's that will be arriving imminently give our part of America a better-than-average chance of seeing the Aurora Borealis.
One of the best things you can do is donate unwanted and/or unneeded items to Salvation Army Thrift Stores as those proceeds help the many good things they do in our communities. However, there are 7 specific types of items Salvation Army Thrift Stores in Illinois and Missouri won't accept.
The numbers are starting to trickle in for the first weekend of firearm season in the Land of Lincoln and there are many counties that have already harvested over 1,000 deer, but who is in the lead so far...?
Once again a new year in Illinois will bring a new increase to the minimum wage in the Land of Lincoln. What is the minimum wage going up to in 2024, and will it have an impact on small businesses in your community?
When I watch incoming winter weather systems, I keep my eye on trends. Are forecast estimates for snowfalls going up or down? Many times that will tell the tale of how bad a storm will be. The system that will bring snow to parts of Missouri and Illinois this weekend now seems to be trending up, but don't worry.