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Illinois' Deadliest Day in Battle of COVID-19

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The number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow across the country and here in Illinois. 

Governor Pritzker sounded emotional, as he announced Illinois' deadliest day yet in the battle of COVID-19 during the Daily Briefing Tuesday afternoon.

73 people have died in the last 24 hours. 

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Franklin-Williamson County Health Department

The Franklin-Williamson County Health Department is reporting 3 new cases COVID-19. 

Public Health Officials say, two of the cases are in Williamson County, and 1 in Franklin County. 

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Illinois continues to rise. 

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,287 new cases and 73 additional deaths across the state. 

This brings the total to 13,549 cases with 380 deaths in 77 counties. 

Carbondale Police Department

Carbondale Police are looking for a suspect wanted in connection with a credit card investigation. 

The victim told police his credit card information had been used at several businesses in Carbondale. Police released this photo of the suspect, which shows the individual wearing a white t-shirt with black pants that have a broad red stripe the length of the let. The suspect has not been identified.

If you know any information regarding this case you are asked to contact Carbondale Police at 618-457-3200

 

State Rep. Terri Bryant wants to extend the expiration date on Illinois FOID cards and Concealed Carry licenses amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Monday, Rep. Bryant (R-Murphysboro) sent a letter to Governor J.B. Pritzker's office asking him to extend the expiration dates for 90 days.

In the letter Bryant says the move is critical for gun owners who may have an expired card. Bryant also expressed her previous call for changes in the FOID card application process. 

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Richland County is reporting its first confirmed case of COVID-19.

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Carbondale / Carbondale

Carbondale leaders met in special session Monday evening, to officially declare a state of emergency within the city and to discuss how to enforce violations of emergency orders.

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Governor JB Pritzker holds a press briefing on the state’s current response and action plan for managing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Illinois.

The live stream will begin at 2:30 p.m.

New Case of COVID-19 in Williamson County

Apr 6, 2020
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Franklin-Williamson County Health Department

A new case of COVID-19 has been reported in Williamson County.

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department says a female in her 20's tested positive for COVID-19. 

Southern Seven Health Department

As the number of COVID-19 Cases continues to rise across the state, many are wanting to know the number of cases tested in Southern Illinois. 

Southern Seven Health Department posted on their Facebook page, as of today (Monday) 113 tests returned with negative results and only 2 positive. 

Health officials say Southern Seven is not able to track the number of pending tests. But, they can report the total number of returned results for the southern seven counties. 

IDPH: 1,000 New Cases of COVID-19

Apr 6, 2020

There are more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois. 

During the Daily COVID-19 Briefing this afternoon, the Illinois Department of Public health announced 1,006 new cases, including 33 additional deaths. 

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Governor JB Pritzker holds a press briefing on the state’s current response and action plan for managing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Illinois.

The live stream will begin at 2:30 p.m.

More southern Illinois residents have tested positive for COVID-19, as coronavirus continues to spread.

Due to the COVID-19 shelter at home order, all SIU classes are now being taught online.

2 New Cases of COVID-19 in Jackson County

Apr 5, 2020
Jackson County Public Health

Two more Jackson County residents have tested Postive for COVID-19. 

Jackson County Health Department says both new cases were acquired locally.

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The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 899 new positve COVID-19 Cases in Illinois. 

Sunday, during the Daily COVID-19 Briefing, IDPH also reported 31 new deaths. The total cases is now up to 11,256, including 274 deaths in 71 counties.

Illinois Cases of COVID-19 Surpass 10,000

Apr 5, 2020

Illinois COVID-19 Cases surpassed ten thousand Saturday. 

Governor J.B. Pritzker urges residents to continue to do their part to slow the spread. 

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Governor JB Pritzker holds a press briefing on the state’s current response and action plan for managing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Illinois.

 The live stream will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Click here in case of stream performance issues.

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Governor JB Pritzker holds a press briefing on the state’s current response and action plan for managing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Illinois.

The live stream will begin at 2:30 p.m.

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After social media posts began questioning the number of ICU beds and other space available in southern Illinois, WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talked with SIH Emergency and Trauma Services Director Garrett Burton about the organization's readiness.


IDPH: 1,200 new cases of COVID-19

Apr 3, 2020
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The Illinois Department of Public Health announced more than 1,200 new cases of COVID-19.

Friday, during the Daily COVID-19 Briefing, IDPH reported 1,209 new cases, including 53 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 8,904 cases with 210 deaths.

Cases have been reported in 64 of Illinois' 102 counties

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Olney Mayor Mark Lambird asked the residents of Richland County to help make face masks to slow the spread of COVID-19.

When face mask supplies started getting low, the Olney Quilters Guild started getting request to make 100% cotton masks.

Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry says he's preparing to take steps to help keep local government operating during the state's Stay at Home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During a Facebook live session, Henry says he's strongly considering declaring a State of Emergency because some decisions -- that would normally require City Council approval -- need to be made more quickly.

Southern Seven Health Department will implement new measures to keep resident and staff safe from COVID-19.

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A Jackson County woman has died after contracting COVID-19.

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Governor JB Pritzker holds a press briefing on the state’s current response and action plan for managing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Illinois.

 

The live stream will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Click here in case of stream performance issues.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIH CEO Rex Budde about his organization's preparedness and response to the COVID-19 epidemic.


The City of Murphysboro has extended the due date for all licenses issued by the city to June 30th, 2020.

The State of Illinois' Stay At Home order has caused businesses -- not considered essential -- to shut down for at least the next few weeks.

Gun shops are not among those shutting down. Governor J-B Pritkzer says he believes it's important to keep gun shops open right now.

Illinois continued to share in the nation’s economic pain wrought by COVID-19 with over 178,421 unemployment claims filed last week.

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