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Daily COVID update includes death in Jefferson County    

Daily COVID update includes death in Jefferson County    

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting a COVID-19 related death in Jefferson County.  The death of a female in her 90s was one of 21 additional deaths being reported statewide for Friday.  There was also a death in Madison County, with most of the other deaths in the Chicago area. There were also…Read more »

Marion County Health Department reports two new cases of COVID-19   

Marion County Health Department reports two new cases of COVID-19   

The Marion County Health Department is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.    Neither are long-term care residents or students.  Both cases are considered community spread. There are currently 10 active cases, including three in the hospital and one on a ventilator.   There were 26 released from isolation on Wednesday. There were two new…Read more »

House to review Capitol artifacts for offensive depictions

House to review Capitol artifacts for offensive depictions

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois House task force will review artifacts in the state Capitol for their depiction of historical figures with racist or other objectionable traits. House Speaker Chris Welch on Wednesday announced the Statue and Monument Review Task Force. The review follows last summer’s removal of a Capitol statue of Stephen A.…Read more »

Centralia and Effingham Amtrak Stations part of $2.25-million Justice Department settlement over ADA violations    

Centralia and Effingham Amtrak Stations part of $2.25-million Justice Department settlement over ADA violations    

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced patrons of the Amtrak stations in Centralia and Effingham may be eligible for compensation as part of a recent $2.25-million settlement over Americans with Disability Act violations.   The fund is available to compensate travelers with a mobility disability who were harmed physically or emotionally because of accessibility issues…Read more »

Black prep player told to sit near banana peels: ‘I’m fine’

Black prep player told to sit near banana peels: ‘I’m fine’

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — A Black football player at an Illinois high school captured on video sitting in a locker littered with banana peels after a teammate threatened to break his knees if he didn’t comply says he’s “fine” and wants people to “stop talking about the incident.” KWQC-TV reports the Moline High School student…Read more »