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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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City of Centralia going forward with Spring Clean Up Week next week  

Centralia officials say the Spring Cleanup Week scheduled for Monday, April 6th, through Friday, April 10th, will go on as scheduled. The curbside pickup service is provided by the City of Centralia Public Works Department. Participation is limited to single-family residences, townhomes, condominiums, and apartments that do not exceed four units per building. All items…read more »

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State working to get licensing up and going for student nurses and doctors

The state of Illinois is looking for health workers to fill in during the response to COVID-19. They are being sought to help staff overflow hospitals and to bring relief in the coming weeks to nurses and doctors who could be overworked, sick and stressed out. Governor JB Pritzker says that his administration is working…read more »

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Governor talks to out of school kids and high school seniors

As the Governor made the announcement on Tuesday that he would extend the stay at home order till the end of April it comes with the understanding that schools will be closed until May too. JB Pritzker, the father of two teenagers, says he understands how disappointing this must be particularly for seniors in high…read more »

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Illinois Corrections and Public Health officials work to control the spread of coronavirus   

The State’s Public Health Director Doctor Ngozi Ezike says they are working with the Illinois Department of Corrections to control the coronavirus within the prison walls. The first death at a state prison was reported on Monday at the Stateville Correctional Center at Joliet.  A dozen more Stateville inmates are hospitalized including several requiring ventilators…read more »

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