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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.

The Effingham County Health Department on Friday reported the county’s eighth confirmed case of COVID-19. The individual is a male in his 30s who has had contact with others who have tested positive for coronavirus. He is currently at home following isolation protocol, according to officials.

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The Shelby County Health Department announced Tuesday that two additional residents of the Shelbyville Manor nursing home have tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The individuals are a 62-year-old female and an 85-year-old female.

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SPRINGFIELD – Republican members of the Illinois House of Representatives on Wednesday criticized Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s multi-phase plan to reopen Illinois by region, saying it does not act quickly enough to respond to the economic hardship caused by his stay-at-home order.

SPRINGFIELD – As Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s revised Stay at Home order goes into effect today, retailers are highlighting new safety requirements designed to protect the health and safety of customers, workers and their communities.

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The Shelby County Health Department on Tuesday announced that a Shelby County resident has passed away due to complications with coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The individual was a 73-year-old male from Shelbyville and was hospitalized at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon.

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The Shelby County Health Department on Thursday announced the fifth Shelby County resident to test positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The resident is an 87-year-old female and is currently self-isolating at her residence. The woman was tested at HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital and imme…

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SPRINGFIELD – Illinois health officials reported the state’s largest one-day increase of COVID-19 cases and tests results Wednesday as Gov. JB Pritzker announced two new drive-thru testing facilities.

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker praised the state’s National Guard as he welcomed one of its units home and gave an update on personal protective equipment Sunday at his daily COVID-19 briefing in Chicago.

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Chicago — Governors JB Pritzker (IL), Gretchen Whitmer (MI), Mike DeWine (OH), Tony Evers (WI), Tim Walz (MN), Eric Holcomb (IN) and Andy Beshear (KY) announced Thursday that they will work in close coordination to reopen the economy in the Midwest region.

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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) on Thursday released new statewide data showing the department processed over 141,000 new initial unemployment claims for the week ending April 11. As of March 1, the department has processed more than 650,000 initial unempl…

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SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Sunday there are signs the COVID-19 outbreak is starting to level off, but he urged people to continue practicing social distancing to control the virus’ spread.

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Twilight Distillery in Stewardson is changing its “recipe” from making brandy to making “Lightning Strike” hand sanitizer due to the COVID-19 health crisis and a shortage of supply.

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SPRINGFIELD — Although the COVID-19 outbreak in Illinois so far has been mainly concentrated around the Chicago area, public health officials are bracing for a surge of cases in rural areas of downstate Illinois, including areas that already have shortages of hospital beds, health care providers and equipment.

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SPRINGFIELD — Another 82 people have died from complications of novel coronavirus disease in Illinois and the state announced more than 1,529 new cases Wednesday as Gov. J.B. Pritzker said testing still lags behind public health officials’ goal.

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Shelby County, IL - The Shelby County Health Department on Tuesday announced the second Shelby County resident to test positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The resident is a 69-year-old male and is currently self-isolating at their secondary residence, in Sangamon County. He is a dir…

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have announced that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an Economic Impact Payment.

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NEW YORK — The steep rise in coronavirus deaths in New York appears to leveling off in a possible sign that social distancing is working in the most lethal hot spot in the U.S., the governor said Monday — a trend that appears to have taken hold more convincingly in hard-hit Italy, Spain and France.

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C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation is still providing services in Shelby County to those in need during this COVID-19 crisis. Our doors are closed to the general public, but we are still providing services. Below are the services we are providing and contact information to obtain thos…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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