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Officials Report 724 New COVID-19 Cases, Multiple Locally Tuesday

Officials Report 724 New COVID-19 Cases, Multiple Locally Tuesday

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday announced 724 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 23 additional confirmed deaths. Locally, Pulaski County reported six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 while Johnson and Hamilton counties each reported one. Two new confirmed cases were reported in Jackson and Williamson counties respectively, while five…read more »

Cave-in-Rock Ferry to Continue Service After Tentative Agreement

Cave-in-Rock Ferry to Continue Service After Tentative Agreement

CAVE-IN-ROCK – After providing notice Monday it would halt service indefinitely after the experation of a two-year contract, the Cave-in-Rock Ferry will now remain open with service continuing on the normal schedule starting Wednesday. In a posting on the ferry’s Facebook page, ferry operator Lonnie Lewis indicated a tentative contract agreement means the ferry will remain…read more »

Lawsuit Between Rep. Bailey & Pritzker Remanded to Clay County

Lawsuit Between Rep. Bailey & Pritzker Remanded to Clay County

CHICAGO (AP) – The controversial lawsuit case between Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) and Gov. J.B. Pritzker has regained momentum. As both parties have waited weeks for a decision on where the case would continue, U.S. Magistrate Judge Gilbert Sison remanded the case back to Clay County on Monday. The Illinois Attorney General’s office wanted consideration in…read more »

Carbondale Man Facing Gun Charges After Shooting at Occupied Vehicle

Carbondale Man Facing Gun Charges After Shooting at Occupied Vehicle

CARBONDALE – A Carbondale man will face gun charges after Carbondale Police responded to the 700 block of North Giant City Rd. about multiple reports of shots fired just past 10:30 Friday night. According to a Carbondale Police press release, officers learned the suspect fired several shots at individuals believed to be in a vehicle that fled…read more »

Over 700 COVID-19 Cases Reported Monday, 14 Deaths

Over 700 COVID-19 Cases Reported Monday, 14 Deaths

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday announced 738 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 14 additional confirmed deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 142,461 cases, including 6,902 deaths, in 101 counties in Illinois. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 26,918 specimens for a total of…read more »

IEPA Accepting Applicants for Water Quality Improvement Grant Programs

IEPA Accepting Applicants for Water Quality Improvement Grant Programs

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has opened the application period for grant programs worth more than $9 million to improve water quality in the state. The Green Infrastructure Grant Opportunities program,funded by the Rebuild Illinois capital improvement plan, will provide up to $5 million for local governments wanting to build environmentally friendly…read more »

Small Non-Profit Grant Program to Begin Accepting Applications July 1

Small Non-Profit Grant Program to Begin Accepting Applications July 1

CHICAGO (AP) – A grant program to help small non-profit organizations provide food and housing assistance will begin taking applications on July 1, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said today. “With more families in need of help due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is putting a greater strain on non-profits that offer food and housing assistance,”…read more »

Marion Knights of Columbus Set for July 4 Fireworks Celebration

Marion Knights of Columbus Set for July 4 Fireworks Celebration

MARION – The Marion Knights of Columbus will hold its 4th of July Celebration Friday and Saturday night as planned at its facility located at 1601 West White St. Danny and the Dreamers will perform Fridayfrom 7 to 11 p.m. with food and drinks available. On Saturday night, Murphy 500 will perform from 7 to 11 p.m. with fireworks at dusk; food…read more »

North Carolina Man Arrested for Vandalism During Sunday Protest in Carbondale

North Carolina Man Arrested for Vandalism During Sunday Protest in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – A North Carolina man is accused of vandalism that allegedly happened during a planned protest Sunday night in Carbondale. At 7:30 p.m., a witness in the protest area reported to an assisting officer from the Carbondale Police Department that one of the demonstrators had spray painted a private property retaining wall in the 500 block…read more »

State Officials Report 646 Additional COVID-19 Cases Sunday

State Officials Report 646 Additional COVID-19 Cases Sunday

CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois officials are reporting 646 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths in the state. The Illinois Department of Public Health reported the latest figures Sunday, saying nearly 24,000 tests were administered in the past 24 hours. Overall, there have been 141,723 total confirmed cases in the state since the start of the…read more »

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