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IDHS moves county jail inmates who need mental health treatment

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Some sheriffs and State’s Attorneys in Illinois are declaring a victory, now that inmates with mental health issues will be transferred from county jails to Illinois Department of Human Services treatment facilities. The officials, including in Knox and McLean Counties in the area, filed suit...
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Deputies: Train derailed in East Galesburg Tuesday night

KNOX Co., Ill. (KWQC) - A BNSF train derailed in East Galesburg Tuesday night. Knox County deputies responded around 9 p.m. to the report of a train derailment in East Galesburg, according to a media release. The BNSF-owned trail was traveling east and left the tracks east of the crossing...
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BNSF train derails Tuesday in East Galesburg; no injuries reported

EAST GALESBURG, Ill. — A train belonging to BNSF Railway derailed Tuesday night, Aug. 2 in East Galesburg, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Department. Knox County deputies responded to the derailment at about 9 a.m. Tuesday near the State Street railroad crossing. The train had been traveling eastbound and left the tracks just east of the crossing.
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No injuries reported in train derailment in East Galesburg last night

Knox County Sheriff’s Deputies last night (August 2nd) at approximately 9:00 pm responded to a train derailment in East Galesburg. According to a press release from the Knox County Sheriff’s Department, the train, belonging to BNSF was eastbound and left the tracks east of the crossing at State Street in East Galesburg. No injuries were reported from the incident. The cause of the derailment is under investigation by BNSF. The release from Detective Sergeant Brad Davis stated more information will be available as it becomes official from BNSF. The crossing at State Street will be closed for clean-up until further notice.
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Knox County Sheriff joins lawsuit against DHS over inmate transfers

Knox County Sheriff David Clague has joined a lawsuit against Gov. JB Pritzker and the Department of Humans Services over the delayed transfer of mentally ill inmates. Sangamon County Sheriff Jack Campbell filed the lawsuit in June. It accuses Gov. JB Pritzker and DHS of not complying with the Illinois...
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Three resign from Knox County Board for personal reasons

GALESBURG — The Knox County Board has shrunk in size after it accepted the resignations of three of its board members, during a Tuesday meeting. Roland ‘Rollie’ Paulsgrove (R),  John Hunigan (D) and Tara Wilder (D) have all officially stepped down from their positions on the Knox County Board. Paulsgrove, Wilder and board member Todd Olinger were absent from the meeting. ...
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Walk-In COVID-19 Clinics Remain Available; 150 New Cases Reported in Knox County

The Knox County Unified Command is announcing 150 new cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), between Monday, July 18, 2022, and. Monday, July 25, 2022. According to Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) the total positive cases in Knox County is 14,054. Due to federal privacy restriction, release of any additional information is prohibited.
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Three vacancies on the Knox County Board as Paulsgrove, Wilder, and Hunigan resign

There are now three vacancies on the Knox County Board after Tuesday night’s meeting. Letters of resignation were submitted for District One board member Rollie Paulsgrove, District Two member John Hunigan, and District Three board member Tara Wilder. Hunigan, who indicated in his resignation letter that he was pursuing...

Knox County Sheriff joins lawsuit against IDHS for delays in treatment of defendants

GALESBURG — Knox County Sheriff David Clague has joined a lawsuit filed on June 22 by Sangamon County Sheriff Jack Campbell that accuses Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Human Services of not complying with Section 104-17 of the Illinois Code of Criminal Procedure which sets a 20-day period for transporting mentally ill inmates from county jails into state custody.
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Knox County Sheriff joins lawsuit against DHS over inmate transfers

Knox County Sheriff David Clague has joined a lawsuit against Gov. JB Pritzker and the Department of Humans Services over the delayed transfer of mentally ill inmates. Sangamon County Sheriff Jack Campbell filed the lawsuit in June. It accuses Gov. JB Pritzker and DHS of not complying with the Illinois...
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