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.
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 – 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.
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…
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.
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.
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 — 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 – 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.
Authorities have identified the 84-year-old man who was fatally struck by a vehicle early Thursday while retrieving his mail as Sidney Manning of Shelbyville.
Due to the current restrictions by the CDC, as well as recommendations from local health officials, The Greater Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce has chosen to tentatively reschedule the Annual 4th of July Celebration to Saturday, Sept. 12, in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Shelb…
An 84-year-old Shelby County man was struck by a vehicle and killed early Thursday while retrieving his mail, according to Illinois State Police.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Lake Shelbyville continues to report high water conditions at the lake. The pool elevation is 11.28 feet above normal summer pool (599.7 feet referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD).
Bishop Thomas John Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois will lead a “Rosary for Peace and Respect for Life” at noon on Wednesday, June 3, in response to the tragic death of George Floyd, in solidarity with those protesting for justice, for an intercession for peace and healing, and the end of violence in our communities.
Tommy L. Woolard, 58, of Shelbyville, has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of Theft in Shelby County case number 20-CF-2, according to Shelby County State's Attorney Gina Vonderheide.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville would like to announce Coon Creek, Forrest W. “Bo” Wood, Lithia Springs and Opossum Creek campgrounds are now open.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Thursday announced 1,527 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 104 additional deaths – including a Coles County man in his 80s.
EFFINGHAM — A Sullivan man was arrested and charged over the weekend for entering an Effingham home without permission while possessing a firearm.
The financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has forced us to reorganize the Shelbyville Daily Union’s distribution of local news, features and sports.
Agricultural producers can now apply for USDAs Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic.
Due to COVID-19, the Strasburg American Legion Auxiliary’s Poppy Day, originally scheduled for June 5-6, will change in the fact that members will not be standing in our normal locations asking individuals if they would like a poppy and accepting donations for the poppies.
Six young and beginning farmers and farmer couples from central and southern Illinois were named FreshRoots Directors Cup honorees recently by Farm Credit Illinois, including Andy and Monica Schumacher of Sigel.
Ashley Basso, VP Business Banking at Peoples Bank & Trust, recently presented a donation to the First United Methodist Church Food Pantry for $2,000.