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Mt. Carmel Public Library temporarily closed after employee tests positive for COVID-19

The Mt. Carmel Public Library will be closed for the next two weeks after officials say an employee there has tested positive for COVID-19.

IL reports 1,645 new positive cases

IL reports over 195k positive cases

  Evansville man facing federal sex crime charge in Saline Co., IL

IL Gov. Pritzker announces emergency rental assistance

IL Gov. Pritzker joins medical experts to discuss COVID-19 response

Southeastern IL College getting $1.7 million from state for new building

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  IL Gov. Pritzker confirms 1,759 additional COVID-19 cases

  Wabash Co. Health Department adding security cameras

  Troopers investigate Albion cannabis facility break-in

  Gov. Pritzker launches mask awareness campaign

Missing Mt. Carmel 14-year-old found safe

  IL health officials: White Co. considered at coronavirus ‘warning level’

  Coaches react to IHSA’s decision to restructure fall sports schedule

The IHSA Board of Directors announced Wednesday that football, boys soccer, and girls volleyball will have their seasons delayed until the spring. Those seasons are going to last from February 15 until May 1.

White Co. reporting 3 new COVID-19 cases

The Egyptian Health Department confirmed three new COVID-19 cases in White County on Thursday.

  IHSA releases intended plans for 2020-21 athletics calendar

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

IL Gov. Pritzker gives COVID-19 update

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker will give a COVID-19 update at 10:30 a.m.

Carbondale, IL Police help in search for missing Evansville woman

Gov. Pritzker: ‘Masks are not the enemy. If you don’t wear one, you are’

White Co. confirms 3 new COVID-19 cases

  6 people hurt in White Co. crash

  Different types of face masks: Which ones are best?

Gov. Pritzker announces New Mitigation Plan to prevent resurgence of COVID-19

IL launches $2.1M campaign to prevent abuse to seniors

Adult Protective Services responded to over 21,000 reports of suspected neglect, abuse and financial exploitation of adults in 2019.

White County reports 10th confirmed COVID-19 case

Health officials say the newly confirmed case in White County is a woman in her 60s and she’s currently being isolated at home.

Edwards Co. health officials advising anyone who attended large party to quarantine after person tests positive

Edwards County health officials say someone who recently attended a party has tested positive.

  Illinois High School Association adjusts COVID-19 protocols

The announcement comes after the IHSA moved schools into Phase 4 of its return-to-play guidelines

  White County town remains under boil water advisory

Officials say there was fire hydrant replacement and water tower maintenance that shut down the water system.

Fairfield High School suspends athletic workouts due to possible COVID-19 cross-contamination

The decision comes after a “potential COVID-19 cross-contamination situation” with one of their athlete’s family members.

  Teen flown to hospital after ATV wreck in Hopkins Co.

A teen was flown to the hospital after an ATV wreck in White Plains.

  White County reports 6th confirmed COVID-19 case

The Egyptian Health Department has been informed that one White County resident has tested positive for COVID-19.

  How to keep pets safe during firework celebrations

Setting off fireworks are one of the many ways that people like to celebrate the Fourth of July, but dog experts say animal owners should think of their pets this weekend.

  Boating safety tips for holiday weekend

Although the Fourth of July weekend will look a little different than we’re used to, the weather will allow for boat owners to get out on the water.

  Officials are close to determining New Harmony Bridge’s fate

Bridge officials announce they will be one step closer to finding out if the New Harmony Way Bridge can safely reopen on Monday.

  Illinois restaurants resume indoor dining

As the state enters Phase 4 of the “Restore Illinois” reopening plan this weekend, indoor dining is now allowed to resume.

  IL moving forward with Phase 4 of state’s reopening plan on Fri.

Illinois is currently reporting 139,434 total coronavirus cases.

  IL Gov. Pritzker announces guidelines for educational facilities reopening in fall

Governor JB Pritzker is giving a coronavirus briefing Tuesday.

  Illinois moves to Phase 4 reopening Friday

Governor JB Pritzker released plans Monday to continue reopening businesses and industries as Illinois moves into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan.

  Rotary Corn Day set to take place with new COVID-19 guidelines

The annual Rotary Corn Day in Wabash County is set to still take place, but officials say it will be a little different.

Mount Carmel business closed due to COVID-19 exposure

The Quick Stop Tire and Lube Center in Mount Carmel is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 exposure.

  COVID-19 death toll surpasses 100 people in Tri-State

As of Friday, a total of 101 people in the Tri-State area have now lost their lives due to complications with COVID-19.

  Mount Carmel officer returns home after serving in ‘mostly peaceful’ Chicago protests

Officer Eric Emmons has been with the Mount Carmel Police Department for nearly two years and has served as a soldier in the Illinois Army National Guard for 12 years.

  Special Report: ‘The Talk’ showcases how parents talk to their children about social injustices

“The Talk” is a conversation that black families have been having for years. It’s a way that parents can walk their child through what to do and not to do when interacting with the police.

  IL Gov. Pritzker announces new grants for businesses impacted by pandemic

Wednesday, Governor JB Pritzker joined members of the Black, Latino and Asian Caucuses of the state legislature and small business owners to announce a package of state grant programs to support communities and businesses impacted by the pandemic and recent civil unrest.

  Mount Carmel set to open $350K pickleball courts

The $350,000 pickleball courts are nearing completion in preparation for Thursday’s soft open.

  Mt. Carmel’s city pool to remain closed for summer

The Mount Carmel City Pool will not be opening this summer. This comes as a decision from the city council on Monday.

Red Cross testing all blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies

The American Red Cross announced that it will be testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies.

  ISP: 3 arrested in connection to body found in Gallatin Co.

Illinois State Police charged three individuals with concealment of a homicidal death on Friday.

  40 teams converging on Evansville for 1st youth baseball tournament of season

Deaconess Sports Park in Evansville is set to host its first baseball tournament of the season. The Tri-State League Youth Baseball Tournament will consist of 40 teams from Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

  Names released of two people killed in Carmi crash

Witnesses told police the car was going around 100 mph when it ran a stop sign and hit a tree near that intersection.

  IL Gov. Pritzker announces new virtual training initiative for unemployed state residents

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the launch of free online career training geared toward helping Illinois residents who have lost their jobs due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

IL surpasses over 1M statewide COVID-19 tests

Gov. J.B. Pritzker joined other state leaders on Friday to announce that more than one million COVID-19 tests have been performed across the state.

People in Illinois can now get alcohol to go or delivery, during COVID-19 crisis

Governor JB Pritzker has signed House Bill 2682, a bipartisan piece of legislation, which allows the sale of cocktails by bars and restaurants with liquor licenses for pickup and delivery.

  IL Gov. and Chicago leaders discuss unrest

Officials in the Chicago suburb of Cicero say two people were killed during unrest as protests continued over the killing of George Floyd by a white Minneapolis police officer.

WATCH LIVE: IL Gov. Pritzker gives update

The briefing is set to start at 4:30 p.m.

  Names released in Carmi, IL shooting believed to be murder/suicide

Carmi Police Chief Jason Carter says it happened Friday in the 1600 block of Hillcrest Ave.

  IL residents eager for normality as state transitions into Phase 3 of reopening plan

Illinois transitioned into Phase 3 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s reopening plan this weekend, and state residents seem eager to see life get a little more back to normal.

IL Gov. Pritzker, Chicago Mayor Lightfoot discuss National Guard activation

In response to a City of Chicago request, Governor JB Pritzker activated 375 Illinois National Guard soldiers for State Active Duty to assist the Chicago Police Department in protecting the city and its residents.

  IL Gov. Pritzker announces decision to lift stay-at-home order

Thousands of businesses across the state reopened their doors as Illinois transitioned into Phase 3 of its reopening plan on Friday.

  IL surpasses 115k total COVID-19 cases

Illinois is currently reporting 115,833 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 5,186 total deaths.

  Showplace Cinemas announces reopening plan for all movie theater locations

Showplace Cinemas announced Wednesday that a reopening plan is officially in place.

IL surpasses 5k total COVID-19 deaths

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced 1,111 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 160 additional deaths on Wednesday afternoon.

IL surpasses 113K positive cases

Gov. Pritzker announces 113,195 total people have tested positive for COVID-19 along with 4,923 total deaths.

Wabash Co., IL officials say second person has tested positive for COVID-19

Health officials say another person has tested positive for COVID-19 in Wabash County.

IL surpasses 105k total COVID-19 cases

Illinois is currently reporting that 105,444 residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

IL surpases 102k total COVID-19 cases

This brings the statewide number to 102,686 total cases.

  IL announces updates to phase 3 of ‘Restore Illinois Plan’

Gov. Pritzker announces Illinois surpasses 100,000 total coronavirus cases. The total in Illinois sits at 100,418 positive cases.

IL Gov. Pritzker to release video, radio messages through ‘All In Illinois’ initiative

Governor Pritzker and Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton say they will release a set of video messages and radio announcements through the “All In Illinois” initiative.

Wayne Co. reports 1 new positive case of COVID-19

The health department reports two people in Wayne Co. have recovered from the coronavirus while six people remain in isolation.

  14 News Senior Send-Off Special

14 News Senior Send-Off Special.

  ISP: Driver sent to hospital after tree falls across I-64

Officials say the driver was unable to stop the vehicle before crashing into the tree.

  IL surpasses 90k positive COVID-19 tests, 4k deaths

Illinois is currently reporting 90,369 positive cases and 4,058 total deaths since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Wayne Co. reports 1st confirmed COVID-19 death

The Wayne County Health Department reported Thursday that one of its residents has died due to complications with COVID-19.

  Aperion Care Fairfield resident’s family responds to COVID-19 outbreak

As of Wednesday, the Wayne County Health Department reports that four people at Aperion Care Fairfield has tested positive for COVID-19.

  IL records largest single-day increase in positive COVID-19 cases

The Wayne County Health Department says four of those new patients are linked to the same long-term care facility.

  Edwards Co. sees first 2 COVID-19 cases

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

IL surpasses 79K positive COVID-19 cases, Gov. Pritzker releases updated model

According to a press release, Governor Pritzker released an updated statewide model and regional metrics tracking progress in the Restore Illinois reopening plan.

  IL health officials: Nearly 400k total COVID-19 tests administered statewide

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and his team announced 2,887 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 130 additional deaths on Friday afternoon.

  Tri-State counties given poor social distancing grades

According to data from New York-based company Unacast and its “social distancing scoreboard,” several Tri-State counties received "F" grades when it came to their social distancing practices.

IL surpasses 70k confirmed COVID-19 cases, 3k total deaths

Illinois is currently reporting 70,873 total coronavirus cases across the state. As of Thursday, 3,111 residents have died from complications with COVID-19.

  Senior Send-Off: Mariah Van Matre

The Carmi-White senior plans to attend Parkland College in the fall to study animal science.