The Wayne County Health Department says they were notified late this morning of a Wayne County resident who has tested positive for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). This is the first laboratory confirmed positive of COVID-19 in Wayne County. The individual is currently isolating at home... Read More.
Only 11 counties remain ,of the 102 that make up Illinois, without a reported positive CoViD-19 case. Of those, 4 are right here (White, Hamilton, Wayne, Edwards, Clay) in our region. UPDATE as of 4:18pm: Wayne County Health Department was notified late this morning... Read More.
The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) today released new statewide data showing the department processed over 141,000 new initial unemployment claims for the week ending April 11. As of March 1, the department has processed more than 650,000 initial unemployment claims, 12... Read More.
Illinois Deputy Governor Jesse Ruiz made a suggestion this week that it’s likely students won’t be returning to classrooms this school year. Ruiz’s comments came on Wednesday while speaking at a news conference when he said, “We’ve applied and received a federal waiver to... Read More.
As of 4:00PM today, Wednesday, April 15, 2020, Egyptian Health Department has not been notified of any new cases of COVID-19 in our tri-county area of Saline, Gallatin and White Counties. There have been 3 confirmed COVID-19... Read More.
Representative Darren Bailey says he spoke with Illinois Department of Employment Security officials through a conference call recently and is offering some advice to folks who may still be having trouble with the system. Specifically, he says there have been a lot of questions from... Read More.
Southeastern Illinois College announced Wednesday it will convert its 2020 summer session to remote learning. "Southeastern takes the safety and security of our students and staff seriously just as we do their educational experience," said President Dr. Jonah Rice. "Our decision... Read More.
Business closures and government stay-at-home orders have taken their toll on the American economy, but they have offered a silver-lining to some in Illinois: Fewer robocalls. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the new coronavirus that’s killed hundreds in Illinois alone, state and local governments... Read More.
The planned American Red Cross Blood Drive that was scheduled to happen Wednesday afternoon at the Indian Creek Community Center had to be cancelled. Organizer Kimberly Fuqua says she received notice from the American Red Cross District Manager that three of their staff members... Read More.
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorist traveling on Illinois Route 142 between McLeansboro and Dahlgren in Hamilton County of an upcoming ROAD CLOSURE. Beginning Friday, April 17, 2020 at 6:00 P.M., Illinois 142 will be closed between Third Street in Delafield... Read More.