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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…

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…

71-year-old woman dies from COVID-19 in Springfield

UPDATE: Two more people have died in Illinois from COVID-19, a man in his 50s and a woman in her 80s. Four people in Illinois have now succumbed to the virus. By Jim Hagerty Reporter SPRINGFIELD  -  Illinois officials, on Thursday,…

Pritzker: ‘No place, no person’ immune to COVID-19

By Jim Hagerty Reporter BELLVILLE, Ill. - This virus knows no boundaries. Those were the words of Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker during a daily press briefing held at the St. Claire County Health Department in Bellville, Illinois,…

Virus delivers blow to bars, restaurants

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - The parking lots at local bars and restaurants were eerily vacant Monday night, as Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered all taverns to close and restaurants to suspend all dine-in services at 9 p.m., amid the…

Illinois reports first COVID-19 death

Staff Report CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), on Monday, announced the first death of an Illinois resident who tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The individual was a Chicago resident in her…

AMC closes all US locations for 6 to 12 weeks

Staff Report LEAWOOD, Kan. - AMC Theatres, the largest theatrical exhibition company in the United States, announced that as of Tuesday, March 17, all locations in the United States will close for at least six to 12 weeks, in compliance…

White House: Foreign disinformation stoking pandemic fears

By Zeke Miller and Colleen Long Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is alleging that a foreign disinformation campaign is underway aimed at spreading fear in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic, three U.S.…

Local coronavirus patient recovering at home

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - The first person on record in Winnebago County to contract COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, is recovering at home, officials said Sunday. The patient is a man in his 60s who visited an…