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August 3 Illinois History Minute

It’s August Third, and one of the fathers of modern dentistry was born on this day in 1836 in Scott County Illinois. Greene Vardiman Black, also known as G.V. Black, began his dental career in Jacksonville after the Civil War, and later became dean of the dental school at Northwestern. Black wrote books on dental science and invented a foot-driven dental drill. His classifications for five types of cavities are still in use today, although a sixth category was added later.
SCOTT COUNTY, IL
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Crime Stoppers: JPD Seeking Tips on Theft At Morgan Co. Fair

The Morgan, Scott, Cass Crime Stoppers are seeking tips to assist the Jacksonville Police in an investigation of a theft. Some time between the hours of 6PM July 10th and Noon on July 11th, unknown individuals removed a Simplicity zero-turn riding lawnmower that had been on display at the Morgan County Fairgrounds during the fair.
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Vaccine time for children, but COVID-19 shot not on menu

Health officials are reminding parents that while back-to-school vaccinations are required, there is no obligation for the regimen to include a COVID-19  vaccination. "It is important that children receive well-child visits as they are essential to ensuring children are meeting milestones and that they do not have any urgent health concerns," said Molly Peters, public health administrator for the Greene County Health Department.
GREENE COUNTY, IL
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OId U.S. Route 36/IL Route 106 near Riggston to Close For Culvert Replacement

People traveling into and out of Scott County are going to have to deal with a main road closure within the next two weeks. Old U.S. 36/Illinois Route 106 from Interstate 72 to Church Farm Road near Riggston will be closed to all traffic. The scope of the work will be a box culvert replacement. The $340,000 project has been awarded to Kinney Contractors.
RIGGSTON, IL