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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…

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,…

Outbreak: Tourists stranded in Asia by grounded planes

By Penny Yi Wang Associated Press PHUKET, Thailand (AP) -- From the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand to the foothills of Mount Everest, tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as airlines…

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…

Sports Illustrated launches coronavirus podcast

Staff Report NEW YORK -  Maven Media Brands and Sports Illustrated announce the launch of Coronavirus + Sports, a free podcast sharing candid stories of how the global COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the world of sports. Hosted by Luis…

Senate unanimously approves $2.2T coronavirus rescue package

By Andrew Taylor and Lisa Mascaro Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate late Wednesday passed an unparalleled $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the…

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul tests positive for coronavirus

Staff Report WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a statement posted to his Twitter account said. “He is feeling fine and is in quarantine. He is asymptomatic and was tested out of…