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

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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.

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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.

In order to give your viewers a meaningful context in your reporting, please compare the current number of deaths from the COVID-19 virus with the average number of deaths due to the flu in the U.S. over the last decade.

The new coronavirus is still sweeping through the U.S., so it's difficult to draw comparisons to past flu seasons. Looking at the flu and coronavirus in other countries may be helpful. 

With concerns that the new coronavirus is being spread by asymptomatic people, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is advising Illinois residents to wear masks while out in public.

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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.

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The nutrition program for women with infants, and young children, commonly referred to as WIC, is operating through the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some recipients say they are having a hard time finding food that is WIC-approved at grocery stores.

Last year, more than 182,00 Illinois residents participated in the program. 

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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.


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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WSIU's Brad Palmer talks with U.S. Olympic Hammer Thrower and former Saluki star Deanna Price about the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on her training, the delaying of the 2020 Summer Games and her goals of winning a medal at the games, now set for the summer of 2021.

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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.

“This week is critical,” said Illinois Wesleyan University Professor Greg Shaw.

Illinois Governor J-B Pritzker Wednesday continued to point out how the state has too few health care workers as the system becomes stretched due to COVID-19.  

The governor indicated Illinois has received over 11-hundred applications from both former workers looking to “rejoin the fight” and from out-of-state professionals who want to help here. 

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The State of Illinois has launched a new relief fund to support artists and cultural organizations impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

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Supermarket employees are among the most essential during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Now, more than 460,000 Kroger workers across the country will be seeing an increase in their pay and benefits -- at least for now.

Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost is hosting a telephone town hall meeting with small business owners in Randolph County.

The Jackson County Health Department is reporting three new cases of COVID-19.

The three new positive tests are a man in his 60's, likely acquired from travel out of state...a woman in her 20's, likely acquired from travel to the Chicago area... and a woman in her 90's, acquired locally.

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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. If you experience technical difficulties, click here.

 

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

Southern Illinois University has suspended the Delta Chi fraternity for violating the chancellor’s order banning in-person activities to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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