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Less Illinoisans getting health insurance, Advance community coming together for family, Ameren worker dies

On Saturday April 13, 2013 the Whittemore children benefit and auction will be held. It's at the Advance Eagles on Highway C. Doors open at 2:00p.m. On Saturday April 13, 2013 the Whittemore children benefit and auction will be held. It's at the Advance Eagles on Highway C. Doors open at 2:00p.m.
Harrisburg high school's basketball coach is on probation for the next season after an investigation by the Illinois High School Sports Association. Harrisburg high school's basketball coach is on probation for the next season after an investigation by the Illinois High School Sports Association.
Roberta Miller says she's never been farther north in Illinois than Springfield, yet she received Chicago parking ticket in the summer of 2009. Roberta Miller says she's never been farther north in Illinois than Springfield, yet she received Chicago parking ticket in the summer of 2009.
Mayor Robert L. Butler will celebrate 50 years in office on April 16. Mayor Robert L. Butler will celebrate 50 years in office on April 16.

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A new report out says the percentage of Illinoisans who get health insurance through work has declined. The report finds the portion of non-elderly Illinois residents with insurance through their jobs dropped from 74 percent in 2000 to 62 percent in 2011. Arnold Wyrick will have more on this story, tonight at 9 and 10.

A community is coming together in a big way, through the love of football, to help the family of a Stoddard County man killed in a crash three months ago. Thirty-four-year-old Daniel Whittemore from Advance died in January, leaving his wife and four girls behind. Crystal Britt had the story, you can click here for more information.

It was only 21 days ago that the Harrisburg High School boys basketball team was crowned the 2A State Champions. But now, both coaches are facing penalties. Allison Twaits talked to Coach Randy Smithpeters on his probation. If you missed it earlier, you can click here.

In our Heartland News I-Team report this week, Roberta Miller says she's never been farther north in Illinois than Springfield, yet she received a Chicago parking ticket in the summer of 2009.

Ameren Missouri reports that a lineman died this morning after being electrocuted during storm restoration efforts in St. Louis.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says a truck carrying anhydrous ammonia was involved in a crash at the intersection of KY 305/Old Cairo Road and KY 358/Ogden Landing Road in McCracken County around 1 p.m. today. The reported leak forced both highways to close near Pugh's Midway Convenience Store.

Marion Mayor Robert L. Butler will celebrate 50 years in office on April 16. The city will celebrate with a reception, music, statue unveiling and more.

Tomorrow is the 12th of the Month and time for our monthly Pink Up story! You can click here to sign up for our Pink Up newsletter or click here to visit our Pink Up page and read our past Pink Up stories.

Amber Ruch
County News Digital Content Producer
aruch@kfvs12.com
KFVS Hotline: 1-800-455-NEWS

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