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Daily COVID Update

Oct 11, 2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Sunday reported 2,727 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 9 additional confirmed deaths.

That brings the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 319,150, including 8,984 deaths.

Daily COVID Update

Oct 10, 2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 2,905 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, along with 31 additional deaths. The overall number of coronavirus cases is 316,423 since the pandemic began, and the death toll stands at 8,975.

Daily COVID Update

Oct 9, 2020
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(October 20) -- The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 3,714 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, along with 41 additional deaths. The overall number of coronavirus cases is 350,875 since the pandemic began, and the death toll stands at 9,277

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Joe Biden is speaking in Pittsburgh to argue that President Trump is encouraging chaos and that as president Biden would make America safer. Watch his remarks live starting at 12:30 p.m.

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Murphysboro, Ill. – With a mission of helping abused, abandoned and neglected children in Southern Illinois, the Poshard Foundation for Abused Children has been bridging gaps and caring for children in need since 1999. In honor of the critical work they do in the local community, Glenn and Jo Poshard have been honored with the ‘Neighborly’ Award inspired by Fred Rogers for his service as an educator and all-around great neighbor and community member.

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The 57th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream Speech," is set for this Friday, Aug. 28.

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Follow live updates and analysis of Day 4 of the Republican National Convention. President Trump caps off the week with his address.

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President Trump is accepting the Republican nomination for president on Thursday. NPR reporters are providing analysis of his remarks live.

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Follow live updates and analysis of Day 3 of the Republican National Convention. Vice President Pence headlines the night.

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Follow live updates and analysis of Day 2 of the Republican National Convention. First lady Melania Trump headlines the night.

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PBS NewsHour's RNC coverage will be streaming live from 7:00pm to 10:00pm CT from Monday, August 24th to Thursday, August 27th.

PBS NewsHour will stream the program on their Website, YouTube, and Facebook.

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Caroline Amenabar | NPR

Follow live updates and analysis of Day 1 of the Republican National Convention, where the party is set to formally nominate President Trump as its presidential nominee. Monday, August 24

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Stan Newnam
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Mount Vernon, IL – Stan Newnam is a volunteer affiliated with the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in Mount Vernon. About six years ago when he was chair of trustees, he became involved in the children’s program at Otterbein United Methodist Church (OUMC) in Bluford. Stan used FUMC’s van and drove about 30 kids round trip to an evening program run by OUMC throughout the school years. In May 2018 there was a fire at OUMC, and the church facility had to be completely rebuilt.

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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 2:00 p.m.

David Mattingly of Herrin Drug
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Herrin, IL – David Mattingly opened Herrin Drug after graduating from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 1980. As an independent pharmacy, it offers many valuable products in the community. The store invested in an extensive renovation of the building they occupy. As a result, this building with its awnings, landscaping and murals has brightened downtown. During the coronavirus outbreak, Herrin Drug’s delivery service has been tremendous in filling an important need, especially for homebound elders. The team works well together and is always courteous and professional.

Tim Coulson
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Carbondale, IL – Tim Coulson has been volunteering as a cook at the Herrin House of Hope (HHOH) four days a week for the past three years. He gets there around six in the morning to start prepping and have the meal ready by 11 a.m. to serve those in need. HHOH averages 35,000 meals a year, and Tim has made 90 percent of it for the past three years.

WSIU Public Broadcasting, a service of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, is pleased to announce Tim Coulson as the new “Community” recipient of the ‘Neighborly’ award for the first quarter of 2020.

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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 noon.

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Andrea Mooneyham
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Carterville, Ill. – “School” extends far beyond the walls of Tri-C Elementary School for Andrea Mooneyham. The long-time kindergarten teacher and community volunteer continues to support local families and students with meals and e-learning packets following the closing of Illinois schools in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Liam James Doyle | NPR

The Senate Health Committee discusses plans for reopening schools and offices that have been shuttered by the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

US Capitol
Liam James Doyle / NPR

The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on policing as lawmakers work on legislation to combat police brutality. The hearing comes amid nationwide protests on the subject. Watch the proceedings live.

George Floyd Memorial
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Hundreds of mourners are joining George Floyd's family for a memorial service at North Central University in Minneapolis. Floyd's death following police restraint last week has ignited protests around the world.

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker will hold a press briefing at 3 p.m.

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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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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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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.

debate graphic
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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.

debate graphic
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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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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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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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