News Headlines – July 30, 2018

Last Updated on July 30th, 2018

Written by Paul Bomleny

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(Undated) — Here’s the latest news: Illinois’ veterans homes now have a 24 hour deadline to report illnesses and outbreaks. If you are heading to Lollapalooza, get ready for more security. One of Peoria’s best baseball players in among the game’s best in Cooperstown.

>>Governor Signs Law Requiring Notice From Illinois Veterans Homes

(Quincy, IL) — Illinois’ veterans homes are looking at a new deadline to report Legionnaires disease or other outbreaks. Governor Rauner on Friday signed a new law that requires veterans homes to notify veterans and their families within 24 hours of learning of an outbreak at any of the state’s veterans homes. Governor Rauner says the law came after the Legionnaires outbreak at the veterans home in Quincy that left 13 people dead and dozens of others sick since 2015.

>>Lollapalooza Organizers To Step-Up

(Chicago, IL) — If you’re going to Lollapalooza this week, get ready for more security. Chicago Police and event organizers told the Chicago Tribune yesterday that they will beef-up security after last summer’s shooting in Las Vegas. Police say in addition to a new clear-bag policy, there will be ‘airport style’ security at all entrances to the music festival in Chicago. Lollapalooza starts on Thursday.

>>Monmouth College To Focus On STEM Curriculum Next Year

(Monmouth, IL) — One more of Illinois’ private colleges is looking to beef-up its focus on science and math. Monmouth College last week announced a new STEM curriculum that will start in the fall of 2019. Monmouth President Clarence Wyatt says the focus will be on data science, neuroscience and engineering.

>>Family Promises To Keep Searching For Missing Quad Cities Tot

(Rock Island, IL) — The family of a missing Quad Cities toddler say they’re not going to stop searching for his body. Friends and family held a memorial for two-year-old Hawk Newberry last week. He fell into the Mississippi River earlier last week while fishing. Newberry’s cousin says they won’t stop searching for the little boy till they find him.

>>Jim Thome Inducted Into Baseball Hall of Fame

(Cooperstown, NY) — One of Peoria’s best baseball players is now among the game’s best. Jim Thome [[ toe-may ]] was inducted in the baseball hall of fame yesterday. The slugger from Peoria played in the major leagues for more than 20 years, including stints with Cleveland, Philadelphia, and the Chicago White Sox. Thome is eighth on the MLB home run list, including a record 13 walk off home runs.