The Shelby County Health Department announced Thursday that a 20th Shelby County resident has tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The 10-month-old male is a close relative of the 19th positive case and currently only has mild symptoms. Federal privacy restrictions prohibit th…
Springfield, IL - Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) request the public’s assistance in a missing person investigation involving Daniel “Danny” Crosby of Carterville, Illinois.
URBANA, Ill. – The Acreage and Grain Stocks reports, released on June 30, produced some surprises for the corn market, according to University of Illinois agricultural economist Todd Hubbs.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating a vehicle that was involved in a hit and run and also forced another vehicle off the roadway into a ditch. These incidents occurred on the date of 07/06/2020 at 1295 E 1700 N and 1525 E 2100 N in Shelby County.
URBANA, Ill. – From the depths of the Shawnee National Forest to backyards in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois’ biggest trees are branching out. For the first time, the state’s champion trees are now available as an interactive digital map.
SPRINGFIELD – The state’s rolling seven-day COVID-19 test positivity rate ticked downward to 2.5 percent Tuesday as the state remained among the lowest in the Midwest in the metric.
SPRINGFIELD – Days after the governor donated $51.5 million of his personal fortune to a committee supporting a graduated income tax constitutional amendment, a new coalition has begun an effort to defeat the measure.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois economy shrank at an annual rate of 5.4 percent during the first quarter of 2020 compared to the previous quarter, according to federal data released Tuesday, an indicator of just how severely the COVID-19 pandemic affected commercial activity.
Meridian Senior Living’s Illinois communities: The Villas at St. James, Villas of Holly Brook Chatham, Villas of Holly Brook Newton, Villas of Holly Brook Marshall, Villas of Holly Brook Effingham and Villas of Holly Brook Shelbyville are proud to announce that they are 100% COVID-Free. From the onset of the pandemic in late February, their leadership teams initiated special steps to ensure their residents, staff members, and resident families were safe and active.
SPRINGFIELD – Hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Illinois declined significantly over the holiday weekend and into Monday, touching their lows since the state began reporting the figures daily in April.
The Illinois Chamber of Commerce has announced that they will be hosting a three-hour seminar at the state Chamber offices in Springfield (215 E. Adams Street). Michael Bantz of Inman & Fitzgibbons Ltd. will present the seminar on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The Shelby County Health Department on Thursday announced that a nineteenth Shelby County resident has tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Springfield, Ill - The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal and Governor JB Pritzker have announced the recipients of the Small Equipment Grant Program. A total of $3.5 million was awarded to 154 fire departments/districts and EMS providers. The OSFM received 540 applications, requestin…
EFFINGHAM — Jesse Barnes and his roommate, Devin Wolfert, had just arrived home shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday when they heard their neighbor in the apartment below them yell, “Call 911.”
The Shelby County Health Department announced Monday that two additional residents of Shelby County have tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). A 55-year-old female and 60-year-old male, a married couple, had recently returned home from a trip outside of Illinois. They requested…
ALTAMONT — While many use high-tech devices to connect these days, members of a local amateur radio club were using an old form of communication to make contacts across the country this past weekend.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ minimum wage increases to $10 per hour this week, and state officials are reminding workers to make sure their paychecks reflect the change.
SPRINGFIELD — The U.S. Department of Labor released statistics Thursday showing 705,878 Illinoisans received unemployment insurance for the week ending June 20.
The City Council meeting of the City of Shelbyville, held at 170 E. Main St. Shelbyville, IL was called to order by Mayor Jeff Johnson at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2020. This was a Remote Meeting due to the Shelter in Place Ordered by Governor Pritzker. Invocation was given by Mayor Jeff …
After a successful initial year, Lake Land College and the Midland Institute's Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities program look forward to strengthening their partnership by providing college credits to students enrolled in the CEO program through dual credit.
Chicago — Gov. JB Pritzker on Tuesday announced guidelines that will allow K-12 schools, community colleges, and higher education institutions to safely resume in person instruction for the upcoming academic year. To help schools meet these guidelines and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) will provide public K-12 districts in Illinois with 2.5 million cloth face masks, allowing K-12 schools to provide a cloth face mask to all students and staff.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Wednesday announced 546 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 87 additional confirmed deaths.
SPRINGFIELD – As Illinois prepares to enter the next phase of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s reopening plan, his administration is launching a number of initiatives to help individuals and families who have been financially impacted from the economic shutdown brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
SPRINGFIELD – Attorney General Kwame Raoul has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced in a news release Tuesday, and the governor plans to get retested as well.
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Republican Party wants to be excluded from the state’s social gathering restrictions, alleging in a federal lawsuit this week that churches and political demonstrations already enjoy such exclusions.
SPRINGFIELD — New permanent regulations that govern licensed firearms dealers in Illinois have finally been approved 18 months after Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the bill into law.
EFFINGHAM — An Effingham County Circuit Court judge ruled this week that a Mode man’s bond from additional cases will apply to attorney’s fees and restitution in his arson case.
A Shelbyville man was airlifted to a hospital with life-threatening injuries Saturday night after losing control of the ATV he was driving, according to Illinois State Police.
Land of Lincoln Honor Flight (LLHF) received notice today from its National governing organization that all honor flights nationwide have been suspended through the end of 2020 due to continued concerns related to COVID-19. This was a difficult but necessary decision to ensure the safety and continued health of our country's most important national resource – our Veteran heroes.
SPRINGFIELD - Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. J.B. Pritzker will issue an Executive Order canceling the Illinois and Du Quoin State Fairs this year.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Thursday announced 766 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 91 additional confirmed deaths.
SPRINGFIELD — Insurance provisions of Illinois’ reproductive health care law violates residents’ religious freedoms, a coalition of Baptist churches and two state businesses allege in a circuit court lawsuit filed Wednesday.
SPRINGFIELD — Visitor restrictions put in place at Memorial Health System (MHS) and HSHS Illinois hospitals in March have been updated due to a decline in COVID-19 numbers in central and southern Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. JB Pritzker signed a state budget for fiscal year 2021 Wednesday, but there is no more financial clarity now than there was when lawmakers passed the measure last month.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Monday announced 658 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 23 additional confirmed deaths:
Four years ahead of schedule, two large groups of periodical cicadas are beginning to emerge throughout Illinois. In a time of pandemic and social unrest, the appearance is another surprise in a spring ripe with unexpected twists.
EFFINGHAM — Brandon Marschewski of Effingham described a peaceful rally for social justice in Effingham on Saturday as beautiful.