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News Headlines – July 10, 2018

Last Updated on July 10th, 2018

Written by Paul Bomleny

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(Undated) — Here is the latest news: Local lawmakers are reacting to President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Fresh Market is closing more than a dozen stores, including its locations in Peoria and Normal. A stomach virus described as “extremely contagious” is making its way across Illinois.

>>Local Lawmakers React To Supreme Court Nomination Pick

(Springfield, IL) — Local lawmakers are reacting to President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth says if Kavanaugh hopes to earn her support, he must “make it clear to the American public that he would be independent, not simply a rubber stamp for Donald Trump’s whims.” Meanwhile, Senate Democratic Whip Richard Durbin says Kavanaugh is a judge who “consistently favors big business and undermines protections for consumers, workers, women, and the environment.”

>>Blessing Hospital To Close Numerous Entrances

(Quincy, IL) — Blessing Hospital in Quincy is tightening its security. Officials say more than half of the 17 entrances will be closed starting July 17th. Public entry will be available at the Emergency Center, the Walk-In Clinic and the North Entrance at Moorman Pavilion. The 11th and Spring Street main entrances will also be public, along with the Human Resources and DaVita Dialysis entrances from Tenth Street.

>>The Fresh Market Closing Peoria, Normal Stores

(Peoria, IL) — The Fresh Market is closing more than a dozen stores, including its locations in Peoria and Normal. Liquidation sales are expected to begin today, but it’s unclear when the closing date will be. A company spokesman called the stores selected for closure “underperforming.”

>>Father Charged With Injuring Four-Month-Old Son

(Taylorsville, IL) — A Taylorsville man is accused of injuring his four-month-old son. Chad Johnson was charged yesterday. Police were called to Johnson’s home last Friday and found the child unresponsive. Officials say he remains hospitalized.

>>Doctors Seeing “Extremely Contagious” Stomach Virus

(Quincy, IL) — A stomach virus described as “extremely contagious” is making its way across Illinois. Symptoms include a sudden onset of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sometimes coupled with a fever. Doctors at SIU Center for Family Medicine in Quincy say the virus usually runs its course within 24 to 48 hours. To help prevent its spread, you should wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer.