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.
The Village of Strasburg will kick off its summer Farmers Market and will also hold the annual town wide rummage sales and flea market on Saturday, June 6.
SPRINGFIELD — A measure allowing bars and restaurants to serve cocktails to go passed both chambers of the General Assembly Saturday, meaning it needs only a signature from Gov. J.B. Pritzker to become law.
SPRINGFIELD – The Senate on early Sunday morning passed a budget package authorizing $42.8 billion in general revenue spending next year, although much of that remains tentative depending on the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic and potential congressional action that could send more financial aid to states. The House approved the budget bill late Saturday night.
SPRINGFIELD – A major expansion of voting access for the 2020 general election is headed to the desk of Gov. JB Pritzker after the Illinois Senate overwhelmingly passed the measure Friday.
No officials, no politicians, no uniforms. Just citizens who showed up to pay their respects in Shelbyville for fallen heroes.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker today released industry-specific guidelines that allow for the safe re-opening of businesses as the state progresses into the next phase of the Restore Illinois plan. All four regions of the state are on track to advance to Phase 3 of the plan in the coming days, allowing thousands of residents to return to work, and the reopening of businesses in the following industries: retail, offices, manufacturing, barbershops and salons, summer programs, various outdoor recreation activities and bars and restaurants for outdoor dining.
The Shelby County Health Department announced Friday that another resident of the Shelbyville Manor has tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The individual is an 83-year-old female and was retested due to a complication with the first test. Four residents and two staff members have now tested positive.
In light of the Shelby County Board voting to re-open businesses last week, the Shelbyville City Council made its own statement on Monday: Members said they said they do not have the authority to act, either way.
An Effingham County Circuit Court judge on Wednesday found probable cause and ordered a trial for two men charged in the death of Kimberly Mattingly, 29, of Paris.
SPRINGFIELD – As the entire state remains on pace to enter the next phase of reopening in just nine days, Gov. JB Pritzker announced a major addition to the allowed activities under the phase: outdoor dining at restaurants.
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.
Statement from Fayette County State's Attorney Joshua Morrison and Fayette County Sheriff Chris Smith in response to the Governor's emergency rule making it a class A misdemeanor for certain businesses to open:
Ten thousand dollars from AT&T will immediately help the Central Illinois Foodbank buy much-needed food and resources benefiting children, adults and seniors who are struggling to make ends meet during this challenging time.
After the Shelby County Board on Wednesday resolved to cautiously re-open unincorporated areas to business, the board approved an annual agreement between the county and the U of I Cooperative Extension, with a unanimous “Aye.”
An hour long parade of vehicles rode the crest of the Lake Shelbyville Dam on Saturday in honor of the Shelbyville High School Graduating Class of 2020.
The Shelby County Health Department on Friday announced the twelfth Shelby County resident to test positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The patient is an 80-year-old female and a resident of the Shelbyville Manor.
SPRINGFIELD – The state saw its largest daily increase in COVID-19-related deaths with 192 Wednesday as Gov. J.B. Pritzker warned business owners and local governments of consequences they will face if they defy his stay-at-home order.
The “Lake Shelbyville Drive Thru” for the 2020 Senior Class recognition will be held this Saturday, May 16, from 4-5 p.m. It will be at the Scenic Overlook roadway above the Lake Shelbyville Dam.
SPRINGFIELD — A document included in a downstate representative’s revised lawsuit against Gov. J.B. Pritzker suggests the governor does not have the authority to issue successive disaster proclamations.
The Shelby County Board on Wednesday voted 19-0 to cautiously re-open businesses in unincorporated parts of the county, drawing applause from an overflow crowd. It also voted 12-7 to place a resolution on the November ballot that asks residents whether Chicago should be a separate state from…
One thing the coronavirus has done in downstate Illinois is fan the flames of secession. On Wednesday, the Shelby County Board will not only discuss re-opening the county, but putting a resolution on the ballot to form a new state.
A six-week stretch of staying home, eating, watching TV, walking the dog and helping the kids with homework can become somewhat monotonous. The last two weekends, people have discovered how to drive the blues away.
SHELBYVILLE — HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital will be performing elective surgeries once again starting Tuesday, May 19 under Illinois public health guidelines. If community members have a surgery or procedure scheduled, they will receive instructions from their provider or the hospital on next steps.
Sarah Bush Lincoln announces its new cardiology team in the Heart Center and collaboration with Washington University Physicians in Illinois Inc.
SPRINGFIELD – As statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations remain stable, state leaders say not much has changed to warrant an altered response to the pandemic.
Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) has released new instructions this week for 1099 workers who have lost work due to the coronavirus emergency.
Like static on an old radio, hearing the Shelbyville City Council meeting via Zoom was a strain this time, but business was still conducted. The biggest item was a grant application for TIF funds for the renovated SHS Auditorium.
This Week's Circulars
Dan passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in his home in St. Louis, MO. Private family services will be determined at a later date. Dan was born January 25, 1958 in Shelbyville, IL, where he graduated from Shelbyville High School class of 1976. He went on to receive his bachelor's of psycholo…
Betty E. Perry, 89, of Sullivan, formerly of Findlay, passed away at 8:55 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020 at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Findlay is assisting the family.
- Sullivan man charged with armed home invasion in Effingham
- Early morning chicken coop fire
- Memo from the publisher: Daily Union converts from print to digital only
- Memorial Day Observance; Official ceremony canceled, but people still show up
- 05-25-20 Shelby County Property Transfers
- SHS grad Morgan Powers named Millikin 'Two-Sport Athlete of the Year'
- Schumachers of Sigel among beginning farmers recognized
- 4th Shelbyville Manor resident tests positive for COVID-19, making 16 total in Shelby County
- Shelbyville officials: We have have no authority to 're-open' businesses
- Peoples Bank & Trust donates to First United Methodist Food Pantry