November 13, 2020 – November 20, 2020
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker's administration is reminding local government officials of a Dec. 1 deadline to submit applications for federal relief from the coronavirus pandemic.
The State of Illinois has awarded Eastern Illinois University approximately $1 million to support the university’s role as an Illinois Innovation Network (IIN) hub, which will serve the east-central Illinois region alongside neighboring IIN partner Lake Land College in accelerating job creation and economic growth through groundbreaking education, research, and new community partnerships.
The American Red Cross of Illinois is accepting nominations to honor exceptional individuals from our community — everyday heroes who selflessly put the well being of others before theirs and who have demonstrated heroism through extraordinary acts of courage or kindness. Nominate your hero at redcross.org/hero by Dec. 31.
On October 28, seven Shelby County 4-H Federation members assisted at the Mobile Food Pantry held at Windsor Grade School. The Mobile Food Pantry is sponsored by Decatur Catholic Charities and the Windsor School District and coordinated by Shelby County Extension SNAP ED Program Coordinator …
When W.C. “Rip” Storm served in the Army in World War II (2/27/1945-10/30/1946), little did he know of the years of dedication to the veterans he and his bride and family would serve.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil.
The Shelby County Health Department announced Friday the death of a man in his 80s who had previously tested positive for COVID-19 and 26 new cases among county residents. Since the pandemic began, 21 Shelby County residents have died from the virus.
Several counties in Illinois on Tuesday passed nonbinding resolutions by wide margins to create a new state, separate from Chicago and Cook County.
SPRINGFIELD – Justice David Overstreet, a Republican, defeated Justice Judy Cates, a Democrat, in the race to represent the 5th Judicial District of the Illinois Supreme Court. The district covers 37 counties in southern Illinois, including Effingham, Fayette, Shelby, Jasper, and Clay counties.
SPRINGFIELD – Backers of a graduated income tax constitutional amendment conceded defeat Wednesday for Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s marquee policy proposal which was projected to bring in more than $3 billion annually to state coffers.
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker urged residents on Wednesday to stay focused on slowing the spread of COVID-19 as the state’s one-day COVID-19 case positivity rate hit 10.5 percent– its highest rate since May 22 – and the Illinois Department of Public Health reported its second highest one-day total of new confirmed cases with 7,538.
Tim Parton, nationally known southern gospel music pianist, and For Heaven's Sake, a popular southern gospel music trio, will be appearing in concert at the Shelby Christian Church in Shelbyville on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m.
The Shelby County Health Department on Monday reported two deaths related to COVID-19 and that 12 more county residents have tested positive for the virus. A woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s have died, bringing the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in the county to 18.
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois is down to one region that is not facing increased COVID-19 mitigations after east-central Illinois’ Region 6, which includes Effingham County and surrounding counties, reached an 8 percent positivity rate for the third straight day, according to Friday’s data.
SPRINGFIELD – A ninth of the state’s 11 COVID-19 reopening regions triggered increased mitigations Thursday as the governor touted the release of federal funding for businesses affected by pandemic-related closures and some legislative Democrats called on the administration to do more for those businesses.
SPRINGFIELD – North suburban Lake and McHenry counties will be the eighth region of the state’s COVID-19 plan facing increased economic restrictions as COVID-19 surges in the state and Republican opposition mounts to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s mitigation plan.
With colder temperatures and winter approaching, Sarah Bush Lincoln is making changes to its COVID-19 testing sites and procedures. The Drive-Thru COVID-19 garage will close at noon on Saturday, Oct. 31.
The American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to award a scholarship to an outstanding high school senior interested in pursuing agriculture.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported another 69 COVID-19 related deaths Wednesday, a new single-day high since June 17, when there were 84.
One of the major questions Illinois voters will answer on Nov. 3 will be on the ballot statewide – whether to amend the state’s constitution to allow for a graduated rate income tax.
SPRINGFIELD – Despite a temporary rule that extends the expiration dates for Firearm Owners Identification cards and concealed carry permits, many Illinois gun owners are still finding it difficult to buy weapons and ammunition.
Dan Modzelewski, is a person known around Shelbyville for his art. From painted figures in public sites and the more recent garden setting on the concrete wall down Brewster Hill leading west out of Shelbyville on Route 16, Dan has long had his work visible in the area since coming to Shelby…
Stewardson-Strasburg September PBIS winners for high school are, from left, back row, Dean Kaufman, Clayton Rahn, Daniel Rieman, Dylan Jackson, Jacob Gracey; front row, Hannah Weaver, Alexis Agney and Reagan McCormick.
Stewardson-Strasburg Junior High PBIS winners are, from left, back row, Brooke Schumacher, Ellie Wittenberg, Kinley Quast, Samantha Hayes, Kylee Dandurand; front row, William Vonderheide, Collin Booker, Adam Finks and Quentin Hatfill. Not pictured is Andrew Petzing.
This year there will be no vendor fair for the Santa Brigade Breakfast. However, Strasburg American Legion Auxiliary didn’t want families to go without the Auxiliary's homemade noodles for their Thanksgiving meal, so they are taking orders for both the skinny and fat noodles at $8 per bag.
The November Christmas Auction sponsored by Strasburg Liberty Post 289 of the American Legion will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Strasburg Community Center.
The Strasburg American Legion Auxiliary is again conducting its annual Veterans Needs Collection for Illiana VA Facility (Danville) during the month of November.
The Shelby County Health Department announced Tuesday that a Shelby County woman in her 90s who previously tested positive for COVID-19 has died, bringing the total number of deaths in the county since the pandemic began to 11.
TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN — Claudia Swisher loves casting her ballot in person on Election Day, but this year COVID-19 health concerns are keeping her away from the polls.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Wednesday reported 2,630 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois and 42 additional confirmed deaths, including two Shelby County residents – a woman in her 70s and a woman in her 80s. The state website…
The Shelby County Health Department announced Tuesday that six more county residents have tested positive for COVID-19. One confirmed case involves a resident of a long-term care facility. An 87-year-old female, a 35-year-old female, a 31-year-old female, a 26-year-old male and a 23-year-old…
EFFINGHAM — Former U.S. representative Glenn Poshard is on a crusade to bring an end to the hatred and violence that has divided the country, and in doing so drew a small group of people to downtown Effingham Monday to join his effort.
SPRINGFIELD – The state announced Halloween COVID-19 guidance encouraging social distancing while trick-or-treating, and the governor took questions in a virtual news conference Wednesday.
The Shelby County Health Department reported Monday that seven more county residents have tested positive for COVID-19. Four confirmed cases involve a long-term care facility. The positive cases include a 21-year-old female, an 82-year-old female, and an 83-year-old female who are are all as…