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Weekly COVID-19 data, published September 18, 2021

More than 80% of Illinois adults have received at least one vaccine dose; almost 63% are fully vaccinated information gathered by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September...

Gov. Pritzker announces expansion of childcare assistance

State to provide three months of childcare assistance for unemployed parents seeking to reenter the workforce Information provided by the Governor's Office CHICAGO, Ill. (September 13,...

Heritage to return to in-person learning after remote week due to COVID cases

by Jim Masters LANSING, Ill. (September 11, 2021) – Heritage Middle School students spent last week remote learning due to multiple positive COVID-19 tests, but...

Weekly COVID-19 data, published September 11, 2021

information gathered by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September 11, 2021) - On Friday the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 26,062 new confirmed and...

Teacher, healthcare worker, and higher education vaccine deadline extended two weeks

Information provided by the Governor's Office SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (September 5, 2021) – As hospitals and schools work to implement additional COVID-19 testing programs and accountability...

Weekly COVID-19 data, published September 3, 2021

Public Health officials announce 30,319 new cases of coronavirus disease over the past week information gathered by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September 3, 2021) - The...

Illinois search team deployed to Louisiana to aid in rescue efforts

Information provided by the Governor's Office SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 30, 2021) – Governor JB Pritzker announced Monday that a 46-member Urban Search and Rescue Team,...

Many federal pandemic unemployment programs end September 4

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (August 29, 2021) – The COVID-19 pandemic sparked a number of federal unemployment programs designed to help sustain reeling residents...

Weekly COVID-19 data, published August 27, 2021

Public Health officials announce 25,636 new cases of coronavirus disease over the past week information gathered by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (August 27, 2021) - The...

Lansing teachers now required to get COVID vaccine

by Jim Masters LANSING, Ill. (August 26, 2021) — Teachers and staff members of Lansing schools will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or...

IDOT seeks ‘Safe Routes to School’ project proposals

Information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 23, 2021) – With summer break coming to an end and students hitting the...

Weekly COVID-19 data, published August 20, 2021

Rise in new cases continues: last week 21,334; this week 24,682 information gathered by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (August 20, 2021) - The Illinois Department of...

District 158 to run one-day vaccine clinic at Coolidge Elementary

Tuesday, August 17, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (August 14, 2022) - The Illinois Department of Public Health will offer both...

Weekly COVID-19 data, published August 13, 2021

New cases continue to rise: last week 16,742; this week 21,334 information gathered by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (August 13, 2021) - The Illinois Department of...

Masks now required for schools, long-term care facilities

Information provided by the Governor's Office CHICAGO, Ill. (August 4, 2021) – As COVID-19 infection rates across the state continue to increase and with a...