SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ highest court on Tuesday moved Rep. Darren Bailey’s ongoing lawsuit to Sangamon County, effectively ending a Clay County court’s role in the case regarding the limits of Gov. JB Pritzker’s authority to respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
SPRINGFIELD — The state on Tuesday announced another 20 COVID-19-related deaths and 1,549 new confirmed cases of the virus.
Since Saturday, the Effingham County Health Department received notice of 26 new positive cases of COVID-19. All are doing well in isolation. Positive case demographics are as follows:
EFFINGHAM — Anna Mae Feldhake was returning from classes at Lake Land College when she was taken hostage in her vehicle by two escaped convicts who were fleeing police after fatally shooting Illinois State Police trooper Layton Davis on March 18, 1976, during a traffic stop on Interstate 57 …
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Monday announced 1,319 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 1 additional confirmed death – a Cumberland County woman in her 90s.
Effingham County Health Department received notice of three new positive cases of COVID-19 Friday. A male younger than 1 year old and a female less than 10 years old have had contact with persons testing positive for COVID. A male in his 20s has had no known contact with a positive case. All…
SPRINGFIELD – The rolling seven-day positivity rate for COVID-19 tests in Illinois continues to tick upward, hitting 4.1 percent Friday – its highest mark since June 11.
EFFINGHAM — The Effingham Unit 40 Curriculum Committee this week heard an update on contigencies for a COVID-19 outbreak after classes resume.
SPRINGFIELD — Rep. Darren Bailey asked a downstate judge this week to agree that Gov. J.B. Pritzker violated a court ruling when he issued three COVID-19-related executive orders in July.
SPRINGFIELD — After a Logan County judge ruled Monday that the Illinois Department of Corrections must accept transfers from county jails, the state filed court documents aiming to reverse the temporary order.
SPRINGFIELD – The rolling, seven-day average positivity rate for COVID-19 tests in Illinois ticked back up to 4 percent Thursday as the state announced another 1,953 new confirmed cases of the virus.
Effingham County Health Department received notice of 11 new positive cases of COVID-19 Wednesday. Two males in their teens, a male in his 40s, a male in his 60s, and a female in her 70s have had contact with persons testing positive for COVID. A female and male in their teens, a male in his…
SPRINGFIELD – The state has identified more than 120,000 instances of fraud in its unemployment system since March, approximately 114,000 of which targeted the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program that has been ripe for exploitation nationwide, according to the FBI.
EFFINGHAM — Effingham County health officials this week warned that COVID-19 cases here are “going up like crazy,” imploring residents to wear face coverings in public and avoid large gatherings.
Effingham County Health Department received notice of eight new positive cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Tuesday. A male in his teens, a female in her 20s, two females in their 30s, a female in her 50s and two females in their 70s have had contact with persons testing positive for CO…
SPRINGFIELD – The novel coronavirus is worse in southern Illinois than it is in the Chicago area, and college parties thrown by returning students risk exacerbating the spread of COVID-19, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said at an appearance at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale Tuesday.
ALTAMONT — Altamont Lutheran Interparish School will have shortened school days to accommodate for remote learners as part of its back-to-school plan.
EFFINGHAM — Sacred Heart and St. Anthony schools will follow similar back-to-school plans as their public school counterparts, with the exception of offering a remote learning option.
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza is adding her voice to those warning that the state will face dire consequences if the federal government does not approve an economic aid package for state and local governments.
Effingham County Health Department received notice of four new positive cases of COVID-19 Monday. A female and two males less than 10 years old and a female in her 30s have had contact with persons testing positive for COVID. All are doing well in isolation.
EFFINGHAM — The Effingham Unit 40 school district will require its students to wear masks, have shorter school days, social distance and more.
SPRINGFIELD – COVID-19 cases are on the rise throughout the state and Gov. J.B. Pritzker is hoping a new $5 million state advertising campaign will help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus by encouraging use of face coverings.
ALTAMONT — Contestants from across the county brought glitz and glamour to the stage for the annual Effingham County Fair Miss and Junior Miss pageants.
Taylor Hartke of Teutopolis was crowned the 2020 Effingham County Fair Queen on Sunday. Joni Beckman of Teutopolis is the 2020 Effingham County Fair Junior Miss.
NEWTON — The Illinois Department of Transportation (District 7) is coordinating with Indiana Railroad on a project to improve the railroad crossing on IL Rt. 130 (Van Buren St.) in Newton. The project is tentatively scheduled for Aug. 8 – 14.
RJN Group, Inc. will be starting on Monday, Aug. 3 the first phase of testing Effingham sanitary sewers in areas north of Interstate 57/70. East of 4th Street to the Silver Lake Subdivision. North to the city Limits. The purpose of the smoke testing is to locate defects in the sewer system.
SPRINGFIELD – The state of Illinois plans to begin placing minors in the justice system in smaller, community-based detention centers that focus more on providing intervention services and education.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health said Friday that 13 counties in the state are now in danger of having to reimpose social and economic restrictions as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise.
The Effingham Performance Center announces Effingham native Austin Weinstock, who goes by the stage name Austin Edwards, will be returning to his hometown stage for a night of country music.
A mother and daughter called 911 from the roof of a van that had been washed off the road and were rescued by the Effingham County Dive and Rescue Team early Friday morning.
The Effingham Unit 40 Technology Committee on Thursday discussed purchasing additional laptops and other devices for possible remote learning.
SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker on Thursday traveled to two of the four counties in Illinois that are now in danger of having to reimpose economic restrictions because of rising COVID-19 numbers, warning that bars, restaurants and other businesses could be forced to close again if people don’…
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