The Effingham County Jail reported the following bookings:
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House spent $187,000 to rent out Springfield's downtown convention center last week due to fears about conducting business at the Capitol during the coronavirus pandemic, according to documents disclosed to The Associated Press.
As a Republican recently elected to the Effingham County Board, Elizabeth Huston was disappointed that her candidate lost the presidential election. But she’s ready to give America’s 46th president, Joe Biden, a chance to work on the myriad issues facing the country.
EFFINGHAM — Effingham County officials are discussing ways to handle situations when no ambulances are available at times they are needed because they are on other calls.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Thursday announced that Region 6 – which includes Effingham and surrounding counties – is returning to “Phase 4” of the Restore Plan.
LONACONING, Md. — The jackpot-winning Powerball ticket worth $731.1 million was sold in a struggling coal mining town whose biggest previous claim to fame was being the hometown of baseball legend Lefty Grove, the Maryland Lottery announced on Thursday.
Editor’s note: This story is part of an ongoing “Lame Duck Look Back” series in which Capitol News Illinois is following up on the major bills that passed both chambers of the General Assembly in the Jan. 8-13 lame duck session.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three new senators were sworn into office Wednesday after President Joe Biden's inauguration, securing the majority for Democrats in the Senate and across a unified government to tackle the new president's agenda at a time of unprecedented national challenges.
The Effingham County Health Department has announced two COVID-19 vaccine clinics for Effingham County residents aged 75 and over.
The Effingham County Health Department announced the COVID-19-related death of a woman in her 80s and 30 new positive cases of COVID-19 from Saturday, Jan. 16, through Tuesday, Jan. 19. There were 11 cases on Saturday, six on Sunday, nine on Monday and four on Tuesday.
EFFINGHAM — Vaccinations are underway in Effingham County to those in the Phase 1A vaccine distribution group and select Phase 1B subgroups as the Illinois Department of Public Health reported Tuesday one COVID-19-related death in Effingham County of a female in her 80s.
SPRINGFIELD – The state’s COVID-19 seven-day average case positivity rate dropped to 5.7 percent Tuesday, the lowest it has been since Oct. 23.
SPRINGFIELD — The 101st Illinois General Assembly took historic action by passing legislation to end cash bail prior to electing a Black House Speaker for the first time in the 102nd General Assembly.
SPRINGFIELD – While there have been no confirmed threats made against the Illinois Capitol, heightened security measures remain in place “out of an abundance of caution” after a quiet weekend in the capital city.
SPRINGFIELD – Nine of 11 regions in the state’s COVID-19 mitigation plan have seen mitigations lifted in the past week, with two moving all the way back to Phase 4 restrictions.
The owners of Landfill 33 say it is nearing capacity and want to open another site on about 120 acres just outside Effingham, along Illinois Route 33, southwest of Sandschafer Electric.
The Effingham Water Authority took a step toward building a new 30-acre park on Lake Sara’s north shore. The Water Authority recently approved a proposal for $300,000 of playground equipment from Burke, a national manufacturer of play structures based in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
A young newspaper reporter wanted to get more involved in the Effingham community. So in 1975, she started volunteering at the Effingham Chamber of Commerce.
TEUTOPOLIS — For years, the Teutopolis School District has struggled to fill its board seats. It’s a problem that has plagued many area school districts. Now Unit 50 board members have initiated a proposition that may change that.
SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker announced revisions to his COVID-19 mitigation tiers Friday that would allow earlier indoor dining, but no regions have thus far met the requirements.
SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker has activated 250 members of the Illinois National Guard amid FBI warnings of potential armed protests at the 50 U.S. state capitols in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
The Effingham County Health Department announced Thursday two COVID-19-related deaths of a woman in her 70s and a man in his 90s, as well as 27 new positive test results.
SPRINGFIELD – The statewide seven-day rolling COVID-19 case positivity rate decreased slightly on Thursday to 6.8 percent, remaining below 8 percent for a sixth consecutive day.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate passed a criminal justice omnibus bill early Wednesday morning after a grueling 20 hours of politicking during Tuesday’s lame duck session. The House followed suit Wednesday morning, clearing the way for the bill to head to the governor.
Kids interested in science will have a new place to check for activities to get their hands dirty: the Effingham Public Library’s YouTube page.
U.S. Rep. Mary Miller, the newly elected congresswoman from Oakland who represents the Effingham area, joined most of her GOP colleagues on Wednesday in voting against the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
SPRINGFIELD – Teutopolis native Adam Niemerg (R-Dieterich) was sworn in on Wednesday as the new state representative for the 109th District.
At about 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, the United States Marshals Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force and the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office served an arrest warrant at 817 N. Main St. in Mason.
SPRINGFIELD – Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch, D-Hillside, will be the next speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives after days of closed-door meetings with fellow Democrats.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Mary Miller, R-Oakland, released the following statement ahead of Wednesday's discussion and vote in the House of Representatives to impeach for a second time President Donald Trump:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker is sending about 200 members of the Illinois National to Washington, D.C., to help with security at next week's inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
SPRINGFIELD – Republican leadership offered harsh criticisms for their Democratic counterparts Tuesday as the Illinois General Assembly neared the end of its lame duck session.
SPRINGFIELD – A bill aimed at improving racial equity throughout the state’s K-12 and higher education system passed both houses of the General Assembly on Monday, while another bill addressing economic inequities was up for House approval Tuesday night.
SPRINGFIELD – The statewide seven-day rolling COVID-19 case positivity rate remained below 8 percent for a third consecutive day Tuesday after decreasing for a fourth straight day.
SPRINGFIELD — The House Executive Committee advanced an election bill that would make permanent some of the expansions to mail-in voting that were passed for the 2020 general election.
SPRINGFIELD – One day after state House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, announced a suspension – but not a withdrawal – of his campaign for another term as speaker, a state representative who has been accused of being a staunch Madigan protector has launched a bid for the post.
ALTAMONT — Former Altamont Unit 10 Superintendent Jim Littleford has returned to helm the district in the interim with the departure of Steven Mayerhofer.
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