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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.

  Breaking down COVID-19 county metrics maps

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

  Illinois adds more restrictions to other regions

  New restrictions in area IL counties start Thursday

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

Illinois leaders release holiday safety plans amid COVID-19 pandemic

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

First COVID-19 death reported in White Co.

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

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

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

  Big Ten changes course, aims for October start to football

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.

  Mt. Carmel police investigating possible attempted child abduction

Police in Mt. Carmel are investigating a possible attempted child abduction.

  Wabash Community Schools moving to remote learning, county reports first COVID-19 death

Wabash Community District #348 is now moving to remote learning.

IL announces new mitigation measures

Governor Pritzker and IDPH are announcing new COVID-19 mitigation efforts that will be implemented in the Metro East area beginning Tuesday.

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.

  Wabash Co. health officials warn of possible COVID-19 exposure at ‘mini prom'

Health officials with the Wabash County Health Department are warning people of possible COVID-19 exposure for those who attended a “mini prom.”

  Students in Wabash Community School District return to class

It’s the first day back for students in the Wabash Community School District.

IL reports 1,645 new positive cases

Illinois is reporting 196,948 total positive cases of COVID-19 and 7,657 deaths.

IL reports over 195k positive cases

Illinois is reporting 195,399 total positive cases of COVID-19.

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

Federal court documents show Roy Eugene Morrow, Jr., communicated online with someone who turned out to be an undercover FBI agent.

IL Gov. Pritzker announces emergency rental assistance

Gov. Pritzker announced Monday the launch the Emergency Rental Assistance Program to help support tenants across Illinois.

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

State leaders announced 1,382 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight additional deaths on Sunday afternoon.

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

They are getting $1.7 million for development of a vocational building at an extension campus site in Carmi on land donated by the city.

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

Illinois officials announced 1,759 new confirmed positive cases, bringing the total in the state to 186,471. Officials revealed 30 new coronavirus-deaths. This brings the total number of deaths to 7,573.

  Wabash Co. Health Department adding security cameras

For an added layer of security and to help ease the minds of those inside the health department tasked with tough duties, security cameras will soon be installed outside the building - a security measure that was assisted by the Wabash County Commissioners.

  Troopers investigate Albion cannabis facility break-in

Illinois State Police are investigating a break-in and theft at the Ataraxia Cultivation Plant, off Illinois Route 130 on the south end of Albion.

  Gov. Pritzker launches mask awareness campaign

Governor JB Pritzker launched a new $5 million awareness campaign Monday to encourage Illinois residents to wear a face covering every time they’re in public.

Missing Mt. Carmel 14-year-old found safe

The Mt. Carmel Police Department says a missing 14-year-old has been found.

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

A county enters a warning level when it experiences an increase in two or more COVID-19 risk indicators from the state’s COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigation plan.

  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

Police in Carbondale, Illinois, say they are helping EPD in the search for 44-year-old Dawnita Wilkerson.

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

The State of Illinois Health Department shows 163,703 total confirmed cases and 7,324 deaths.

White Co. confirms 3 new COVID-19 cases

Health officials say one is a male and the other is a female.

  6 people hurt in White Co. crash

Illinois State Police say a box truck with a driver and five passengers crashed in White County.

  Different types of face masks: Which ones are best?

When COVID-19 first hit the Tri-State area, face masks were hard to come by and people were making them at home. After a few months passed, stores got on board and started selling them for the general public, but how does the public know what masks are best?

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

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker is scheduled to give a COVID-19 update at noon local time.

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.