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Illinois Covid Deaths Hit 3 Month Low

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Deparement of Public Health says 15 people in the state were reported to have died from Covid-19 on Sunday.  According to the department, that’s the fewest deaths since March 30th shortly after the pandemic was declared.  The state also says that 646 new ...Read more

Illinois Covid Daily Cases Stays Flat

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois officials released their daily Covid-19 case count on Friday, and it is slightly less than the day before.  Illinois Department of Public Health says 857 people were confirmed positive for coronavirus, and 39 people died in the past 24 hours.  However, unlike many ...Read more

Black Bear continues trek across Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Conservation Police want residents to please leave the black bear visiting western Illinois alone. Authorities have been monitoring the bear since it arrived from Wisconsin on June 10th. It was last spotted downstate near Macomb ...Read more

Officials find toxic bloom in Illinois River

UTICA – Officials have announced a toxic microcystin bloom in parts of the Illinois River. The Illinois EPA say they found toxins in samples collected near Starved Rock Lock & Dam. Authorities warn that the source could be blue-green algae, and it could cause adverse health effects in ...Read more