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Bornean orangutan infant makes public debut at Brookfield Zoo

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
BROOKFIELD, A female Bornean orangutan born at Brookfield Zoo on Dec. 20 made her official public debut on Jan. 3 at the zoo's Tropic World: Asia habitat and can be seen on most mornings. Since her birth, the unnamed infant and her mother, Sophia, 35, have been bonding behind the scenes and being monitored by animal care staff to ensure
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During cold and flu season, protect yourself by eating right

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
Between treatments, illness-compromised productivity, and lost workdays, it is estimated that the common cold alone costs the U.S. $40 billion each year.
We all know the basics for reducing exposure to cold and flu viruses--wash your hands, avoid touching your face, and avoid being exposed to people who are already ill. As for the influenza vaccine it is important to
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Chamber announces Shop Local promotion winners

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
MENDOTA, The Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced the winners of their Shop Local promotion. Barb Wieman of Mendota was the Grand Prize winner. Consolation winners were Tracie Kelly, Deb Merriman, and Margorie Nance, all of Mendota. The winners received gift baskets fill with prizes.
The promotion ran from Nov. 19 through Dec. 31. For every $10 spent at
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Girl Scouts celebrate 100th year of cookie sales

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
SPRINGFIELD, Girl Scouts of Central Illinois (GDCI) is entering the 100th year of Girl Scout cookie sales with a new baker, Little Brownie Bakers, a new line-up of cookies for the Central Illinois area, and one brand new cookie, the Girl Scout S'more. Girls will also have the opportunity to expand their financial literacy goals through a new Digital Cookie
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Blood drive

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
Blood drive
MENDOTA, The American Red Cross held a blood drive on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at the Mendota Moose Family Center. The goal for the day was 51 and there were 61 good units collected. There were 49 whole blood donations and 12 double red cell donations. There were several donors reaching new goals: Stephen Mueller, David Brewer and Adrienne
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