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What a Difference Three Weeks Can Make

According to the Lee County Unified Executive Leadership Team a total of 184 Lee County residents have been tested at KSB Hospital.  54 tests are pending, 130 are negative, 2 are positive, and 6 people remain in quarantine.  16 people were screened Friday through the KSB drive-thru testing and KSB received 1 negative test result. …read more »


Rayovac Center in Dixon Closing in May

Energizer Holdings is closing its battery distribution site in Dixon, laying off 125 employees. Layoffs will begin in May at the Rayovac packaging and distribution center in Dixon, according to a notice filed with the state. The center has been open since 2003 and ships about 11 million cases of batteries each year. In 2018,…read more »

KSB Beds

KSB Prepares for Possible Surge in COVID-19 Patients

In KSB Hospitals effort to prepare for a potential COVID-19 surge in our area, 57 beds from the former Maple Crossing at Amboy nursing home were moved to KSB Friday thanks to the efforts of many in the surrounding communities. KSB Board Member, Ray Neisewander III, donated a Raynor Garage Doors semi and driver to…read more »

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The Virus Cannot Beat Mother Nature

While COVID-19 make be causing problems in everyone’s daily life, there is one place where the virus does not stand a chance.  Mother Nature is not allowing Corona Virus to slow it down one little bit.  Many people are looking for something to do these days and a good portion is going to Lowell Park. …read more »

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