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Governor Pritzker to Make Stops in Southern Illinois Today

CARBONDALE/CAIRO – Governor JB Pritzker will be in southern Illinois today. The governor will join local leaders to discuss the COVID-19 response in Jackson County this morning at 10:30 in Ballroom B at the SIU Student Center in Carbondale. The governor will also make two stops in Cairo. He will tour a local food drive

IDPH Monday Reported 1,298 New Positive COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday announced 1,298 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 10 additional confirmed deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 183,241 cases, including 7,526 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total

Domestic Disturbance Friday Night in Benton Leads to Man’s Arrest

BENTON – A Benton man is facing charges after Benton Police were sent to the 1000 block of North Fairland Street in reference to a domestic disturbance around 7:40 Friday night. According to a Benton Police press release, through investigation, police arrested 28-year-old Joshua C. Sims for aggravated battery, criminal damage to property and resisting

Carbondale Now Requiring Face Masks in Public

CARBONDALE – In response to the recent tide of new coronavirus cases in Jackson County, the Carbondale City Council late last week unanimously approved an ordinance requiring face masks in all public places within Carbondale city limits. The ordinance makes clear that all persons within Carbondale engaging in “activity outside of their residence, while other

State Grants Heading to Local Government Entities for Transportation Projects

SPRINGFIELD/SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation recently announced the second of six $250 million grants to counties, municipalities and townships to address local transportation needs. Made possible thanks to the bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital plan, the first infrastructure program in Illinois in nearly a decade and the largest in

IDPH Sunday Announced 1,467 New Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Sunday announced 1,467 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 14 additional confirmed deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 181,943 cases, including 7,517 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total