SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local offices of emergency management are encouraging residents to stay aware of local forecasts and be prepared for potential flooding. The National Weather Service is forecasting a chance of rain for several days beginning mid-week... Read More.
Louisville – State Representative Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) wants residents to know that beginning on Monday, May 11, the Illinois Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) revised its guidelines to limit oral and dental care to emergency and urgent oral and dental care needs. IDPH recommends... Read More.
Hospital Assessment Program proposal could provide additional $250 million Springfield – Illinois hospitals have begun receiving $75 million in new stability payments to help fight COVID-19, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) announced today. The funds will help hospitals continue to... Read More.
Phase One of the New Harmony Bridge Authority’s study is set to move forward. That confirmed after late last week’s meetings of both the White and Posey County factions of the bi-state bridge partnership. At Thursday’s White County meeting, it was announced that 6... Read More.
77 students throughout Southern Illinois receive scholarship Peoples National Bank announced that 77 high school graduating seniors were awarded $38,500 to continue their secondary education. “Our commitment to the communities we serve is part of who we are, what we do... Read More.
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on IL 141 of upcoming BRIDGE REPAIRS. Beginning Monday, May 18, 2020, weather permitting, there will be bridge repairs on the structure carrying IL 141 over a tributary to Cane Creek, 3.0 miles east... Read More.
The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on Interstate 64 in White County of an upcoming LANE REDUCTION. Beginning Monday, May 18, 2020, weather permitting, work will begin on I-64 from the Wayne-White County line to 6.5 miles east. Traffic will... Read More.
Until further notice, Fairfield Memorial Hospital is restricting all visitors except those accompanying a minor. Per IDPH and CDC, person-to-person spread of COVID-19 appears to be mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced... Read More.
Rend Lake – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is extending its closure of Corps-managed campgrounds and group facilities at Rend Lake through May 31 in the interest of public safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This affects all Corps-managed reservable facilities at Rend Lake,... Read More.
HARRISBURG, IL. May 8, 2020 –Shawnee National Forest would like to remind the public that All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), Utility Task Vehicle (UTVs), “Side-by-Sides” and Off-Highway motorized vehicles are prohibited from operating on National Forest System roads and trails as well as cross-country. All motor vehicles are prohibited... Read More.