Shelbyville Community Unit School District #4 may be closed, but it’s still feeding minds and stomachs.
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.
As the sun shines bright and the air smells like spring, a stay-at-home order the State of Illinois and Shelby County, which has a handful of pending tests for COVID-19.
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).
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.
On Saturday, March 14, VFW Post 4829 and the Eternal Flame Coalition sponsored a Jeep Run to raise money for the Eternal Flame on the square in Shelbyville.
As of Thursday morning, there still were no confirmed tests of COVID-19 in Shelby County. But there were four tests pending, according to Steve Melega, Health Administrator at the Shelby County Health Department.
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.
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.
The Shelbyville Community Unit #4 School Board worked quickly through the agenda at their latest board meeting on Thursday, March 18, highlighted by new course offerings and a farming lease agreement with the U.S. Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville.
SPRINGFIELD – As the state saw the largest single-day jump in confirmed COVID-19 cases and an infant tested positive for the virus, Gov. JB Pritzker on Sunday called for volunteerism from healthy Illinoisans and increased blood donations.
HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville set up a triage tent at the entrance. Kristen Bennett was on hand Monday morning to screen all people coming into the hospital for any business before they could enter due to COVID-19.
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.
SHELBYVILLE — HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital has begun screening all patients for COVID-19 symptoms in a triage area outside the main entrance.
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.
The non-binding Shelbyville referendum to repair the historic Chautauqua Building in Forest Park passed 59% to 40% on Tuesday. The other option was to demolish it. The Shelbyville City Council will now decide how to implement the will of the people.
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.
COVID-19 virus – The CDC and State of Illinois recommendations have left most of us dealing with unprecedented issues we have not had to face before due to COVID-19. Dove is trying to do our best as we comply with the State and Federal requirements on these issues.
The Diocese of Springfield in Illinois has suspended public Masses, Confirmations and First Holy Communions, effective immediately, according to a statement released Wednesday morning.
Shelbyville City Council member Martha Firnhaber announced at the Shelbyville City Council meeting on Monday, March 16 that in talking with the Shelby County Clerk's Office, she was told there would be curbside voting available on Tuesday, March 17 for the Primary Election.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida, Illinois, Ohio and Arizona are pushing forward with Tuesday’s primary election, although the coronavirus is causing headaches as polling places need to be moved and workers afraid of catching the disease drop out.
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…
Dollar Tree had a formal ribbon cutting on Saturday at their location at the Johnstowne Mall in Shelbyville. Dollar Tree had a soft opening on Wednesday and did banner business each of the first 3 days. Pictured are: Shelbyville Mayor Jeff Johnson cutting the ribbon, with members of the loca…
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.
SHELBYVILLE — Due to concerns about COVID-19, influenza and other illnesses, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital has decided to postpone or cancel non-essential events/classes at the hospital through the end of April. This includes Mass celebrated in the Good Shepherd Chapel.
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
- 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
- Good Shepherd answers local COVID-19 questions
- Ram 8th, champs in our book
- 03-20-20 Shelby County property transfers
- Jeep Run raises money for Eternal Flame
- Illinois sets guidelines for schools during pandemic
- Colston critiques Ram season
- No confirmed COVID-19 cases in Shelby County; But: 'We have to assume it's here'