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2,190 New Coronavirus Cases in Illinois

CHICAGO –  One day after Governor J.B. Pritzker threatened penalties on businesses if they fall short with coronavirus measures, Illinois saw its highest daily case count since late May.  The Illinois Department of Public Health reports 2,190 people have been confirmed in the past day to ...Read more

Champaign barbershop targeted by protesters closes

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois barbershop that became the target of protests by racial justice activists has closed. The News-Gazette in Champaign reports Michael Long, the owner of Rogue Barber Co. in Champaign, announced in a now-deleted Facebook posting that the business was a ...Read more