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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A campaign to raise money for Illinois nonprofits blindsided by the spread of the coronavirus announced its first distribution of $5.5 million Wednesday.The Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund, organized by Gov. J.B. Pritzker three
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Strategic National Stockpile is nearly out of N95 respirators, surgical masks, face shields, gowns and other supplies desperately needed to protect front-line medical workers treating coronavirus patients. The House Oversight committee has released
DIXON – The latest case of COVID-19 in Lee County has hospitalized a resident in their 70’s. Lee County now has 6 confirmed cases. A total of 236 Lee County residents have been tested. State
SHERIDAN – One more inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Sheridan Correctional Facility. According to the Illinois Department of Corrections they are now reporting three staff members and eight inmates positive for the coronavirus. The
PONTIAC- One more resident of Livingston County has tested positive for COVID- 19. The Livingston County Health Department said Wednesday that individual is a female in her 50’s recovering at home. The health department says they
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,529 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 82 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 15,078 cases, including 462 deaths, in 78 counties in Illinois.
OTTAWA – Two more cases were announced on Wednesday of COVID-19 in LaSalle County. The LaSalle County Health Department says that a man in his 40’s and a woman in her 30’s tested positive. Due
PERU – The city of Peru has modified the shopping restrictions it put into place and will now allow children with a parent or a guardian. This is a change from the original rules released on
SHERIDAN – COVID-19 has spread at the Sheridan Correctional Facility. According to the Illinois Department of Corrections they are reporting three staff members and seven inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus. The facility is currently under
STREATOR – The City of Streator continues to follow closely Governor Pritzker’s “Stay at Home” order to limit the spread of COVID-19 through April 30th. All playgrounds in Streator remain closed. In addition, the City has closed
DIXON – Over 200 COVID-19 tests have been given in Lee County with only five residents coming up positive. That’s according to authorities Tuesday who say the latest confirmed case is a person in their 60’s.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California National Guard is flying ventilators to New York, New Jersey and Illinois as part of an effort to help other states manage a crush or coronavirus hospitalizations. Gov. Gavin Newsom said
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Police on Tuesday clarified what they define as essential travel. To and from work if you are an essential worker. Purchasing groceries or food and to deliver those items. Travel care for
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ coronavirus death toll has topped 300. Public health officials confirmed 33 additional deaths Monday from the illness caused by the virus. The state reported 1,006 new cases of the virus Monday, bringing
DIXON – Lee County has received two more positive cases of COVID-19. Those infected were a person in their 50’s and one in their 20’s. The total number of cases in Lee County now number 4.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois inmates who meet the medical criteria may be granted furloughs to minimize the spread of coronavirus in state prisons. Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday signed an executive order giving the Illinois Department
PONTIAC – Three more residents of Livingston County have tested positive for COVID-19.Livingston County Health Department officials were notified of the new cases on Monday. The individuals include a female in her 30s in hospitalization, as well
SPRINGFIELD- The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced 1,006 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois and 33 additional deaths, including a DeKalb County man in his 50’s. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 12,262 cases,
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health Sunday announced 899 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 31 additional deaths. Currently, the IDPH is reporting a total of 11,256 cases, including 274 deaths, in 71 counties
OTTAWA- A late update by the LaSalle County Health Department added another COVID-19 case to the growing list, a woman in her 20’s. She is said to be recovering at home in isolation and is the