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MacMurray College to close after 174 years

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois college will close its doors after 174 years due to declining enrollment and other financial challenges. The State Journal-Register reports the chairman of the MacMurray College board of trustees said Friday the four-year liberal arts college in ...Read more

Illinois Infant First Baby to Die From COVID-19

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported the death of an infant younger than one year in Chicago who tested positive for coronavirus disease. “There has never before been a death associated with COVID-19 in an infant.  A full investigation is underway to ...Read more