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Marion County Courthouse closed to public, except by appointment   

Marion County Courthouse closed to public, except by appointment   

The Marion County Courthouse has been closed to the public through April 30th or longer if the Governor keeps the Stay at Home order in place. Sheriff Rich Stevenson issued the order Wednesday afternoon effective immediately. Here’s how different offices are handling public contact. The Circuit Clerk’s office will be available by appointment only.  Call…Read More »

Wednesday toll:  986 more coronavirus cases and 42 more deaths

Wednesday toll:  986 more coronavirus cases and 42 more deaths

The number of coronavirus cases and deaths continues to grow. The Illinois Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported 986 new cases and 42 additional deaths.   That brings the overall total cases to 6,980 and 141 deaths. Of the new deaths reported, 34 were in Cook County or the immediate Chicago area, five in the…Read More »

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IHSA Releases Latest Statement On Sports Shutdown

First and foremost, the IHSA continues to encourage all Illinois residents to heed the recommendations of state officials and medical experts. These quarantine and social distancing measures have been put in place not only for your own safety, but also for those around you. By adhering to them, we ensure the shortest path to returning…

YMCA Cancels Youth Soccer Season Amid COVID-19 Concerns

YMCA Cancels Youth Soccer Season Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Due to the increase of COVID-19 virus and dates being pushed back until May as of now, the Youth Spring Soccer Season for the Salem Recreation Department and Marion County YMCA will be cancelled for everyone’s safety.  This was for ages 3-10.  The City of Salem will issue refund checks and mail them to all…