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Third positive COVID-19 case reported in Marion County   

Third positive COVID-19 case reported in Marion County   

The Marion County Health Department was notified Friday of a Marion County resident who tested positive for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).   The individual, a female in her 70s, is doing well and is at home on isolation. This is the third positive case in Marion County.  The first two were reported last Sunday. Public health officials…Read More »

Governor launches ‘All in Illinois’ Initiative 

Governor launches ‘All in Illinois’ Initiative 

The new “All in Illinois’ statewide initiative aims to reinforce the state’s message to stay home. Officials say they probably sound like a broken record, but the call to social distance and stay home is vitally important. Governor JB Pritzker says the new “All In” campaign hammers home that point. “‘All In’ is our anthem…Read More »

Clusters of COVID-19 showing up at essential businesses    

Clusters of COVID-19 showing up at essential businesses    

The Illinois Department of Public Health is starting to see clusters of COVID-19 cases at essential businesses. Public Health Director Dr. Ngoiz Ezike says businesses that remain open must take steps to protect workers and customers. “Employees should be monitored for symptoms and their temperatures should be checked daily.  Anybody who is sick should be…Read More »

Local Sports

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…