Another state lawmaker suing the governor over his stay home orders says the governor is acting like a dictator. State Rep. John Cabello says he’s signed paperwork to file the suit in Winnebago County he said is nearly identical to state Rep. Darren Bailey's... Read More.
Some downstate lawmakers, business owners and even city officials have been calling for the stay at home order to be lifted because of the low numbers of CoViD-19 cases in certain areas. You can add Grayville Commissioner Don Baldwin to that list. During Monday... Read More.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday his office planned to appeal a ruling in a legal fight over the governor's authority to extend the state's stay-at-home order. State Rep. Darren Bailey, R-Xenia, filed a lawsuit challenging the order in Clay County Circuit Court. Bailey said the... Read More.
Work on Industrial Drive in Carmi is expected to begin on Wednesday. The City of Carmi has a contractor beginning work on Industrial Drive beginning April 29, 2020, according to Holly Healy. She says residents traveling through the area and businesses located... Read More.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,826 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 123 additional deaths. - Boone County: 1 male 80s - Champaign County: 1 male 90s - Cook County: 1 male 20s,... Read More.
The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) today released new statewide data showing the department processed 102,937 new initial unemployment claims for the week ending April 18 and has now processed more than 755,000 initial... Read More.
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker said Thursday he is extending the state’s stay-at-home order through May 30 and requiring residents to wear masks in public. “Make no mistake, Illinois has saved lives. By staying home and social distancing, we have kept our infection and death rates... Read More.
A southern Illinois lodge owner is fed up with Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order. Numerous businesses have been closed since the order was put in place on March 21. Tab Walker, who owns a fishing lodge near... Read More.
Wednesday just before 11:30am, Carmi Police say they were contacted by White County Dispatch in reference to a vehicle colliding with an individual at Rock Bottom Liquor and Fuel on Main Street. Officers found 78 year old L. Pearl Douthitt had exited the convenience... Read More.