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Fires in Tamms and Bollinger Co. destroy homes, 10 pulled to safety after interstate crash

A mobile home in Tamms, Ill. is called a complete loss after a fire Monday afternoon. A mobile home in Tamms, Ill. is called a complete loss after a fire Monday afternoon.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation teamed up with Hard Rock Casino to surprise a 16-year-old battling cancer with a birthday he'll never forget. The Make-A-Wish Foundation teamed up with Hard Rock Casino to surprise a 16-year-old battling cancer with a birthday he'll never forget.
Ten people, including two infants, were pulled to safety after a crash on Interstate 57 Saturday. Ten people, including two infants, were pulled to safety after a crash on Interstate 57 Saturday.

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Crews were on the scene of a mobile home fire near Tamms, Ill. Monday. According to the Tamms Fire Chief, no one was home at the time of the fire. They are calling it a complete loss.

Another fire early Monday morning destroyed a home in Bollinger County. According to Marble Hill Fire Chief Jim Bollinger, the home is located in Glennon and is a total loss after a fire broke out just before 3 a.m.

Ten people had to be pulled to safety after a crash on Interstate 57 Saturday. Charleston DPS Police Chief Robert Hearnes said they investigated a two-car crash at the 11.4 mile marker. Due to rain, he said a vehicle hydroplaned and hit a van carrying 10 passengers, including two infants. He said it was "amazing no one was injured."

Sweet 16 birthday parties are always special, but it was a particularly great surprise for Kaleb Crump. The 16-year-old Gulfport High School student is battling cancer in his nervous system. The Make-A-Wish Foundation teamed up with Hard Rock Casino to surprise Kaleb with a birthday party he will never forget.

Several upper Midwestern states are dealing with higher propane prices because of supply problems in recent weeks. Farmers used more propane than usual to dry the late harvest of grain that came out of the fields too late. Rural households not served by natural gas lines dipped into propane supplies early due to colder than normal temperatures.

In national news, a key enrollment deadline hits Monday, many people without health insurance have been sizing up policies on the new government health care marketplace and making what seems like a logical choice: They're picking the cheapest one.

The U.S. is moving additional Marines and aircraft from Spain to the Horn of Africa to provide embassy security and help with evacuations from violence-wracked South Sudan. Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said Monday that the commander in Africa is getting the forces ready for any request that may come from the U.S. State Department.

Amber Ruch
County News Digital Content Producer
aruch@kfvs12.com
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