Chicago – Building on the state’s efforts to flatten the curve of new COVID-19 cases in Illinois and following careful consultation with experts in Illinois and across the nation, Governor JB Pritzker announced that he will sign a 30-day extension of the state’s disaster proclamation on April 1. The disaster proclamation provides the governor the authority to sign additional executive orders, extending the Stay at Home order and suspending on-site learning in K-12 schools through the month of April.
WASHINGTON – The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the stimulus payment.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois officials on Sunday announced the largest one-day jump in confirmed novel coronavirus cases and deaths in the state yet. But public and private labs’ per-day testing ability is also higher than it has ever been.
CHICAGO — Illinois has set new guidelines for schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, as it seems more likely remote learning and other changes will continue further into the academic year.
SHUMWAY — People took advantage of the drive-thru food pantry at Enduring Freedom Ministries in Shumway Saturday morning.
Chicago – Building on measures to address challenges facing Illinois working families during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Pritzker announced increases in SNAP benefits, funding to support people experiencing homelessness, and a stipend to child care providers who have provided child care to essential workers during this crisis.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Saturday reported the death of an infant younger than one year in Chicago who tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
WASHINGTON — The Senate passed a mammoth $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic, an unprecedented response amid record new jobless claims and mounting evidence that the economy is in a recession.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a number of financial initiatives Wednesday to assist owners of bars, restaurants, hotels and other small businesses during the economic slowdown caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday announced 330 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including three deaths; a Kane County man in his 90s, a Cook County man in his 60s, and a Will County woman in her 50s.
A nationwide shortage of two drugs touted as possible treatments for the coronavirus is being driven in part by doctors inappropriately prescribing the medicines for family, friends and themselves, according to pharmacists and state regulators.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders announced agreement Wednesday on an unparalleled, $2 trillion emergency bill to rush aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker detailed the state’s efforts to stock up on personal protective equipment and said President Donald Trump was “responsive” to the state’s needs in a phone call Monday, one day after the pair feuded on Twitter.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois National Guard is assisting the state’s COVID-19 response by setting up testing centers and other civil action, not preparing for military action as has been rumored on social media, its adjutant general said during a news briefing on the virus Monday.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday announced 250 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including four deaths; a Chicago resident in his 50s, two Cook County residents both in their 60s, and a DuPage County resident in her 90s.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued an emergency order Friday for people in Illinois to stay at home to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Just what that means depends, in part, on occupation.
There were no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County as of 9 a.m. Monday, according to the Shelby County Health Department.
SPRINGFIELD – As COVID-19 cases spike throughout Illinois, the nine Illinois hospitals with HSHS Illinois system and Memorial Health System – including Good Shepherd in Shelbyville – will no longer allow visitors, with some exceptions.
SPRINGFIELD — The number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Illinois almost doubled overnight, from 160 cases to 288, the state’s Department of Public Health announced Wednesday.
Springfield – With the state’s blood supply running low, lawmakers joined blood center officials in Springfield Wednesday to call on people to donate blood and stressed that blood centers are still safe, sterile places for healthy people to donate.
DECATUR – Decatur Catholic Charities, serving Macon, Moultrie and Shelby counties continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and is committed to maximizing the safety of our staff, clients, volunteers, board members, and you and your family.
The Diocese of Springfield in Illinois has suspended public Masses, Confirmations and First Holy Communions, effective immediately, according to a statement released Wednesday morning.
The decision to cancel the Shelby County Art Show 2020 was made early Monday morning due to the extended quarantine expected for many businesses and activities. As many as possible are being notified before any other actions to enter are taken. The Show will resume in 2021 with the ability o…
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker took an unprecedented step Sunday to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic by ordering bars and restaurants in the state closed to the public starting on Tuesday, March 17, which is both St. Patrick’s Day and Illinois’ Primary Election Day.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Sunday ordered all bars and restaurants in the state to close starting Monday night, March 16 through March 30.
Illinois Department of Public Health notified Sarah Bush Lincoln Friday evening that a person who was tested for COVID-19 in the ER was positive for the virus, according to the hospital's public relations director, Patty Peterson.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing to invoke emergency powers over the coronavirus outbreak, an emerging development Friday as an aid package teetered in Congress without his full public support.
WASHINGTON — Washington is straining for an ample response to the coronavirus outbreak that is testing the nation’s political and health care systems after President Donald Trump restricted air travel from Europe, Congress ran into trouble approving an aid package and the centers of power — …
Since the beginning of 2020, the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois has been monitoring developments regarding the Coronavirus, including guidance and information from the Centers for Disease Control, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and other government agencies. We have and will c…
Steve Melega, Shelby County Health Department Administrator, requested Thursday that people be reminded of information to lower the risk of contracting and spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19).
This Week's Circulars
Larry H. Mummel, 78, of Mode, IL passed away at 9:26 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2020 in his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, IL.
- Shelby County COVID-19 tests pending
- Economic impact payments: What you need to know
- 03-25-20 update: Illinois announces 330 new cases of coronavirus disease
- 03-28-20 update: First death of infant to COVID-19 in Illinois; Macon and Fayette county cases confirmed
- 03-20-20 Shelby County property transfers
- Woman found deceased at Spillway Motel
- Good Shepherd answers local COVID-19 questions
- Ram 8th, champs in our book
- 03-30-20 Shelby County update on COVID-19
- Illinois sets guidelines for schools during pandemic