Illinois News

  Black Friday shopping during a pandemic

A recent survey from Deloitte says roughly 51 percent of US consumers say they feel anxious about in-store shooing this holiday season.

IL reports over 9.4K new COVID-19 cases

Wabash Co. Health Depart. warns public of COVID-19 exposure at wedding

Gov. Pritzker eases certification requirements for unemployment

  Different COVID-19 testing options & the best ways to get your results

  New restrictions begin in Illinois with no indoor service for bars, restaurants

Illinois reports 49 new COVID-19 cases in our area

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  New COVID-19 restrictions to take effect in Illinois on Friday

IL shows 1 new COVID-19 death in Wayne Co.

  Tri-State has deadliest day since pandemic started

  Tri-State hospitals provide capacity updates

  IL Gov. Pritzker announces state to move back to Tier 3 mitigations Fri.

New COVID-19 deaths in Edwards and Wayne Counties

IL reports 15.4K new COVID-19 cases Friday

Friday, Illinois reported another record high of 15,415 new COVID-19 cases and 27 deaths.

New COVID-19 deaths in Wayne and Edwards Counties

Thursday, Illinois reported another record high of 12,702 new COVID-19 cases and 43 deaths.

IL advising people to stay at home; 4 new local IL COVID-19 deaths

Wednesday, Illinois reported a record high of 12,657 new COVID-19 cases and 145 deaths

  New restrictions hit IL counties Wed., businesses strained

As cases climb in Southeastern Ilinois, the state is tightening restrictions for the region.

One new COVID-19 death in Wayne Co., IL

Gatherings now capped at 10 in local Illinois counties

  Tri-State reacts to Joe Biden winning 2020 presidential election

IL releases COVID-19 contact tracing data; Gov. Pritzker possibly exposed to coronavirus

IL passes 10K COVID-19 deaths

  IL COVID-19 deaths reach close to 10K

  Voters head to polls in Illinois

The line moved smoothly at the fairgrounds in Carmi.

Gov. Pritzker warns election results could take days

There has been 430,018 total positive confirmed COVID-19 cases in Illinois and 9,878 deaths.

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin seeks 5th term

Incumbent Democratic Senator Dick Durbin is facing challengers Republican Mark Curran and Libertarian Danny Malouf.

Gov. Pritzker: ‘One of the worst single-week increases’ for COVID-19

There has been 423,502 total positive confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Illinois and 9,810 deaths.

IL passes 400K total positive COVID-19 cases

There have been 402,401 total positive confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Illinois and 9,711 deaths.

New COVID-19 deaths in Wayne and Wabash Counties

There have been 395,458 total positive confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Illinois and 9,675 deaths.

IL map show one additional death in Wayne Co.

There have been 389,095 total positive confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Illinois and 9,619 deaths.

  Breaking down ballot amendments in Kentucky, Illinois

Depending on where you live, you could see a few extra questions on your 2020 ballot.

  Man charged in Megan Nichols' death pleads not guilty

In Wayne County, Illinois, the suspect arrested in connection to the disappearance and death of Megan Nichols faced a judge for the first time.

New COVID-19 cases in our area of Illinois

There have been 382,985 total positive confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Illinois and 9,568 deaths.

Gov. Pritzker gives Monday COVID-19 update

There have been 378,985 total positive confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Illinois and 9,522 deaths.

5th person charged in connection to Olney, Ill. murder

She allegedly rented a van that was used to take one of the suspects to Florida, with the intent to help him escape the law.

Number of COVID-19 deaths creates emotional daily update in Illinois

The State Health Director, Dr. Ngozi Ezike became emotional at the briefing when discussing the number of deaths in the state, which now stands at 9,418.

  New COVID-19 restrictions began Thursday in Region 5 of Illinois

New restrictions rolled out in Illinois for Region Five Thursday, which covers all of the Illinois counties in our area.

  Breaking down COVID-19 county metrics maps

The Tri-State continues to see more counties enter the “red” category of their state’s county metrics map.

IL reports 4,342 new COVID-19 cases, 69 additional deaths

The state of Illinois has now had a total of 355,217 confirmed cases and 9,345 deaths.

  Illinois adds more restrictions to other regions

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker gave a COVID-19 update Tuesday.

  New restrictions in area IL counties start Thursday

Governor Pritzker announced COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will be implemented in Southern Illinois.

  Edwards Co. health officials warn of possible COVID-19 exposure at health center

Edwards County Health Office is warning of a possible coronavirus exposure at the Christopher Rural Health Community Center.

Illinois leaders release holiday safety plans amid COVID-19 pandemic

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker will be holding a COVID-19 update Wednesday at noon.

  4th person charged in connection to murder of Olney, IL man

According to Illinois State Police, 32-year-old Dale Boatman Jr. is charged with three counts of first-degree murder by accountability and one count of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

Wayne Co. health officials reports 30 new COVID-19 cases Sat.

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in our Illinois counties.

  Health officials warn of possible COVID-19 exposure at Mt. Carmel business

Health officials say the business is implementing safety practices, so your risk may be low.

  Evansville man linked to murder of Megan Nichols, victim’s friend speaks out

Evansville police say detectives arrested an Evansville man on murder charges in relation to the 2014 disappearance/murder of Megan Nichols.

  Illinois reports over 2,600 new COVID-19 cases, 42 deaths

The State of Illinois has now had a total of 307,641 confirmed cases and 8,878 deaths.

  IL Gov. Pritzker gives weekly COVID-19 update in quarantine after staff member tests positive

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker is set to give his weekly coronavirus update Wednesday at 12 p.m.

  Single-vehicle crash claims one life in Wayne Co.

A single-vehicle crash in Wayne County leaves one person dead Saturday.

  Man cited after deadly crash in Wayne Co.

A deadly crash in Wayne County leaves one man with a citation.

Egyptian Health Depart. reports 3 new COVID-19 cases

According to the state’s coronavirus website, over 5,428,000 coronavirus tests have been performed.

Early voting begins in Illinois

State election officials are expected to send out almost 2 million ballots to voters who have requested to vote by mail in the November General Election.

  1,848 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker gave a COVID-19 update Wednesday.

First COVID-19 death reported in White Co.

The Egyptian Health Department reports White County’s first COVID-19 related death.

More than 5 million COVID-19 tests have been done in Illinois

At an event in Springfield Monday, Governor JB Pritzker and IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said the state surpassed 5 million COVID-19 tests since the beginning of the pandemic.

  Saturday marks 6 months since 1st confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tri-State

It has now been six months since the first coronavirus cases popped up in the Tri-State area. Over that time period, more than 11,000 total COVID-19 cases and nearly 200 deaths have been reported.

  NCAA schedules return date for college basketball season on Nov. 25

The NCAA has scheduled November 25 as the start date for the 2020-21 college basketball season.

  Big Ten changes course, aims for October start to football

The Big Ten plans to begin its season the weekend of Oct. 24 with an eight-game schedule for each team.

State reports new COVID-19 death in Wayne Co.

During Governor JB Pritzker’s COVID-19 update, his team announced 1,941 new COVID-19 cases in the state along with 35 new deaths.

  Skeletal remains found in 2018 in Wabash Co. identified

The Wabash County Coroner has identified the skeletal remains found in October of 2018 in a farm field north of Mt. Carmel.

  Frontier Community College reports COVID-19 spike

In Illinois, Frontier Community College remains closed to the public after an increase of COVID-19 cases tied to the school’s baseball team.

Gov. Pritzker announces financial help for businesses impacted by COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,466 new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Tuesday, including 20 additional deaths.

  USI Students react to quarantined student organization, several cases attributed to Frontier Com. College Baseball Team

Several University of Southern Indiana students say they’re surprised to hear an entire student organization is quarantined after university officials say several organization members tested positive for COVID-19.

39 new COVID-19 cases reported in Wayne Co.

The coronavirus website shows a 96% recovery rate in the state.

  ‘Parade of Gratitude’ held in White Co.

A White County senior living facility held a “Parade of Gratitude” for all those that have been working so hard during the pandemic.

  Lone Ranger exhibit opening in Wabash Co.

The HI-YO Silver Exhibit, which showcases the history of the Lone Ranger, has its grand opening at 10 a.m. Satruday at the Wabash County Museum.

Gov. Pritzker gives COVID-19 update

Gov. Pritzker announced a new $16.6 million investment to expand job opportunities for Illinoisans who have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Olney, IL woman arrested in connection to Sunday murder, authorities searching for wanted man

Illinois State Police say one person has been arrested in connection with the murder that happened Sunday morning.

  Gov. Pritzker announces final round from COVID-19 Response Fund

Gov. Pritzker discussed the impact of the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund and announced the final round of funding Tuesday.

More than 1M people have applied for mail-in voting in Illinois

The record number of people applying for mail-in voting has left election officials scrambling to adjust and take appropriate measures due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including hiring more staff members.

IL to use $36M grant on opioid addiction

Illinois officials plan to use a $36 million federal grant focused on opioid addiction to support treatment through hospitals, health centers and community programs.

  2 wanted in Pike Co. arrested in IL, authorities looking for 3rd suspect

Deputies with the Wabash County Sheriff’s Office say they got a tip that led to the arrest of a man and woman who were wanted out of Pike County, Indiana.

  Fairfield Community High School going virtual following COVID-19 outbreak

Fairfield Community High School has decided that students will transition to remote learning after multiple individuals at the school tested positive for COVID-19.

  Wabash Co. enters COVID-19 warning level on Fri.

The Wabash County Health Department requested testing help from the state as the county enters a COVID-19 warning level, starting on Friday.

  Illinois nears 9K COVID-19 related deaths

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker is set to give a coronavirus briefing at 12 p.m.

Wabash Community Health Center opens

The Wabash Community Health Center opened its doors for the first time Tuesday.

  Authorities investigating deadly plane crash in Illinois

Knox County Sheriff Doug Vantlin says the Federal Aviation Administration, Illinois State Police and the Lawrence County Coroner’s Office are currently investigating the plane crash.

Wabash Community Schools moving back to some in-person classes

Last week, Wabash Community Schools moved to remote learning because of a spike in coronavirus cases in the county.

  Carmi-White Co. students set to return to school Thursday

Carmi-White County students will be returning for the first time in months.

IL Gov. Pritzker reports 2,295 new positive cases

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker is set to give a COVID-19 update at noon.