Edwards Co. sees first 2 COVID-19 cases

IL Gov. Pritzker announces $25M grants to accelerate infrastructure projects

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ILLINOIS (WFIE) - IL Gov. JB Pritzker is giving his daily coronavirus update.

Gov. Pritzker and his team announce 4,014 new positive cases of COVID-19. This brings the total in the state to 83,021 positive cases.

They say 144 more people have died from COVID-19 bringing the total in the state to 3,601 deaths.

According to the state’s coronavirus website, 471,691 total tests have been administered.

You can watch it live here.

IL Gov. JB Pritzker announces $25 million fast-track grants to accelerate planned infrastructure projects around the state.

“I’m proud to announce we are moving forward with $25 million in DCEO grants to help local governments jumpstart public infrastructure projects for the summer construction season,” Gov. Pritzker said.This will keep key public infrastructure projects in the pipeline and support the return of skilled labor to job sites for the busy summer season. Starting today, local governments with shovel ready projects, including school districts, townships, and other entities, can apply for this funding.”

Fast-Track frontloads a portion of an existing Notice of Funding, to expedite funds available for grants ranging in size between $500,000 and $5 million. Funding will be awarded on a rolling basis with projects submitted in underserved areas to be given priority.

Communities that need more time or that do not have projects that meet the shovel-ready criteria, may submit an application to receive a grant for the remainder of the funds by June 30.

Tuesday, officials in Wayne County said they five new cases, for a total of eight.

Officials in Edwards County say they now have two cases of COVID-19 in the county. On Tuesday, officials say both patients are in self-isolation at home.

Here are the numbers from our Illinois counties.

  • White Co. - 2 cases
  • Wayne Co. - 8 cases
  • Wabash Co. - 1 case
  • Edwards Co. -2 cases

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