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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 …

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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.

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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…

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EFFINGHAM — The Effingham Park Board has annexed into the park district properties on the north end of Effingham, following suit with the city.

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EFFINGHAM — The owners of the Village Square Mall will now be responsible for repairs at the shopping center.

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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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TEUTOPOLIS — Teutopolis Unit 50 students will have the option to learn remotely or in person for the 2020-2021 school year.

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EFFINGHAM — Two dogs were rescued from the garage of an Effingham home that caught fire Tuesday morning.

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.

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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.

The Effingham Police Department reported the following incidents. There were no injuries or citations unless otherwise reported.

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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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