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St. Joseph’s Hospital temporarily closes Convenient Care in Carlyle 

St. Joseph’s Hospital temporarily closes Convenient Care in Carlyle 

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese has announced the temporary closure of their Convenient Care services at 14509 State Route 127 in Carlyle. The hospital says the action effective Monday is being taken out of an abundance of caution as a result of the expended cases of COVID-19 throughout Illinois including the Southern Illinois region.…Read More »

Pritzker signs executive order allowing prisoner furloughs

Pritzker signs executive order allowing prisoner furloughs

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois inmates who meet the medical criteria may be granted furloughs to minimize the spread of coronavirus in state prisons. Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday signed an executive order giving the Illinois Department of Corrections permission to allow “medically vulnerable” inmates out of prison temporarily for as long as the governor’s…Read More »

Rate of deaths, illness among black residents alarms cities

Rate of deaths, illness among black residents alarms cities

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s mayor pledged an aggressive public health campaign aimed at the city’s black and brown communities amid alarm that black residents make up an overwhelming number of those to die of COVID-19. Black residents accounted for 72% of deaths from COVID-19 complications in the city despite making up only 30% of the…Read More »

Marion County remains at 3 confirmed cases of coronavirus, Clinton County adds 3 and Jefferson County 1 new case  

Marion County remains at 3 confirmed cases of coronavirus, Clinton County adds 3 and Jefferson County 1 new case  

The Marion County Health Department has provided updated totals for coronavirus testing completed through the weekend.  There have been no new positive cases. Administrator Melissa Mallow reports 123 tests have now been completed.  In addition to the earlier three positive tests, there have now been 118 negative cases with two still pending. In Clinton County,…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…