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Illinois sees 61 more COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, toll now at 5,330

Illinois sees 61 more COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, toll now at 5,330

CHICAGO (AP) — State officials say another 61 Illinois residents have died from COVID-19, boosting the state’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic to more than 5,300. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Saturday that the state now has recorded 5,330 deaths from the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus. As the state has…Read more »

State to require more COVID-19 testing in long term care facilities

State to require more COVID-19 testing in long term care facilities

The State Department of Public Health is requiring long term care facilities in Illinois to do more COVID-19 testing. About 44% of Illinois coronavirus patients who have died were living in long term care facilities.  That’s why Governor JB Pritzker says it’s so important to improve testing. “Many facilities have been great partners, and they…Read more »

Illinois officially moves into Phase III on Friday

Illinois officially moves into Phase III on Friday

Governor Pritzker provides his daily update on the Coronavirus on Thursday in Chicago. It’s official…Phase Three begins in Illinois today. Get your nails done, get a haircut, eat outside at a restaurant, and hit the gym for outdoor classes in Phase Three.  All retail stores can also reopen. Salem City Manager Rex Barbee has announced…Read more »

Marion County on 8th day without positive COVID-19 test

Marion County on 8th day without positive COVID-19 test

Marion County Health Department Administrator Melissa Mallow says for the 8th day in a row they have no new positive cases of COVID-19 to report. The county remains at 51 positive cases. 49 of those have recovered. Mallow reports only one remains hospitalized, but the person is now off a ventilator and appears to be…Read more »

Ban on evictions in Illinois is extended

Ban on evictions in Illinois is extended

Governor JB Pritzker says the ban on evictions in Illinois will be extended. As the state prepares to move to the next stage of reopening, the Governor says the moratorium on throwing tenants out who haven’t paid will go on a little longer. “We want to make sure we are protecting renters who honestly it’s…Read more »

State Parks opening more facilities

State Parks opening more facilities

Starting Friday, campgrounds and some additional facilities will be opening at state parks around Illinois, including Forbes State Park near Omega. Illinois Department of Natural Resources spokesman Tim Schweitzer explains what you will find open and closed. “Shelters, playgrounds, visitor centers will remain closed until further notice.  If there are concession operations at those sites,…Read more »