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Eight Covid Deaths in Illinois Reported Sunday

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health reports eight Covid-19 deaths on Sunday.  The state also reported 1,382 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.  That makes the 18th straight day of more than 1,000 cases, however, Sunday’s case count is six percent lower ...Read more

ISP reports another reduction in forensic backlog

SPRINGFIELD – The latest report from the Illinois State Police show that the backlog of biology and DNA forensic testing has continued to be reduced after reforms were put into place.  Even with an increase of 9% in analysis needs, the backlog is down 30% from 2019.  Additional staff and ...Read more