Illinois Department of Public Health Provides Phase 4 Guidance for Swimming Facilities

Under Phase 4 of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Restore Illinois plan, swimming facilities licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) can open at a maximum of 50% of capacity.  This includes swimming pools, water parks, splashpads, and beaches. “There is currently no evidence that COVID-19 can spread to people through the water in…

Photos: House Fire On The Corner Of Belleville, Kaskaskia Streets

Emergency personnel were dispatched to the corners of Belleville and Kaskaskia Streets at approximately 5 a.m. Thursday for a house fire. Photos by Rob Davis.   The Nashville News will continue to update this post as more information becomes available.

Health Department: Area Is On Track For Phase 4

The Washington County Health Department stated on Wednesday, June 24, that the area is “on track” to begin Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan later on in the week. The beginning of the Phase 4 is set to begin on Friday, June 26, and guidance is available online at https://dceocovid19resources.com/restore-illinois/restore-illinois-phase-4/.  Additional guidance will be…

Hopfinger Resigns From City Council

By Leah Williams [email protected] A Nashville alderman has tendered his resignation, according to an announcement made at the city council meeting on Thursday, June 18. Greg Hopfinger stepped down from office at 11:16 a.m. Thursday, Mayor Raymond Kolweier said during the meeting. A reason for the resignation was not mentioned. Hopfinger was sworn into office…

Hornettes Overtake St. Thomas More to Capture Program’s First State Title

By: Garrett Krohne [email protected] Last week, we took a look back on the first team to win State in the history of Nashville’s storied tradition. This week, we will continue the theme of “State Champions” as we remember the 2013 Hornette basketball team. With Wayne Harre under center, the team finished with an overall record…

Photos: House Fire Near South Mill Street

  Emergency personnel were called to the area near South Mill Street at approximately 8:30 a.m. Friday morning. The call reportedly came in as a fire alarm, and the house fire appeared to be contained mostly to the second floor. Traffic was blocked off on Route 127 from Adams Street to Chester. The Nashville News will…

Washington County Reports More Negative Tests As The Area Gets Ready For Phase IV

The Washington County Health Department stated on Friday that there have been no new cases and more negative tests reported. As Illinois gears up for a possible Phase IV reopening, administrator Elizabeth Lehde said in a release that residents should continue to practice safe guidelines even as the area “We are anticipating moving to Phase…

Kaskaskia College Industrial Technology Program Receives Donation of Industrial Robot from Antolin Nashville

The Kaskaskia College Industrial Technology and Automation Department recently received a 6-axis articulating arm robot from Grupo Antolin in Nashville. The robot was previously used to install hardware on interior trim parts made for GM and was purchased in 2015. The KC program will be modifying the robot for use with a gripper to use…

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