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Winnebago County reports first COVID-19 death

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - Local officials confirmed Tuesday that a man in his 60s has died in Winnebago County from complications of COVID-19. The man is believed to be the 100th person to have succumbed to the viral…

Stateville Correctional Center inmate with COVID-19 dies

By Jim Hagerty Reporter CHICAGO - An incarcerated man at Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill was among the seven coronavirus-related deaths reported by Illinois officials Monday. "Additionally, 12 men who were incarcerated…

Local leaders: Time is critical to slow COVID-19 spread

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - Local leaders continue to remind citizens that staying home is key to slowing the spread of COVID-19. As of Saturday, there are 11 confirmed cases of the disease in Winnebago County, a total of 24…

Illinois state employee, baby die from COVID-19

By Brett Rowland The Center Square CHICAGO - With cases mounting, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Illinois should grieve Saturday after the COVID-19-related deaths of a state employee and an infant. "I know how difficult this news can be,…

US eyes new COVID-19 outbreaks as testing ramps up

By Matt Sedensky, Kevin McGill and David Rising Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans rushed to build a makeshift hospital in its convention center Friday as ew outbreaks bubbled in the United States, deaths surged in Italy…

COVID-19: No new local cases reported; 305 tests pending

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - Although no new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Winnebago County Thursday, there are still more than 300 tests pending. Winnebago County Health Department Director Dr. Sandra Martell said a total…

Winnebago County logs eighth case of COVID-19

By Jim Hagerty Reporter SPRINGFIELD - There are 330 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including a new case in Winnebago County, health officials reported Wednesday, March 25. The local case is a resident in their 70s, the eight…

Ford to produce medical equipment amid COVID-19 outbreak

By Scott McClallen DETROIT - Ford Motor Company is teaming with major medical and health-care groups to boost the production of medical gear for the protection of those providing critical services amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The U.S.…

Illinois COVID-19 cases now at 1,535 with 16 deaths

By Jim Hagerty Reporter CHICAGO - Four more people have died in Illinois from COVID-19, state officials reported Tuesday, March 24. The latest casualties include a Chicago man in his 50s, two Cook County residents in their 60s and a…