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Jackson County Health Department reports 12 new COVID-19 cases

Jackson County Health Department reports 12 new COVID-19 cases
By News Desk, Staff Reports January 21, 2021
Jackson County Health Department reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 25.

Illinois Senate President cancels legislative session for next week

Illinois State Capital building seen from a rooftop in downtown Springfield, IL on Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2020.
By Staff Report, News Desk January 21, 2021

Don Harmon, Illinois Senate President, and Dan McConchie, Minority Leader, cancelled the end of January State legislative session due to safety concerns about COVID-19. “Our goal is to conduct a Spring...

Jackson County reports 37 new COVID cases Wednesday

Jackson County reports 37 new COVID cases Wednesday
By Staff Report, News Desk January 20, 2021
Jackson County Health Department reported 37 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 20, 2021.

Southern Illinois Rep. Mary Miller targeted for censure

A National Guardsman stands at a road closure in front of East Capitol Ave on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 in Springfield, Ill. Gov. JB Pritzker called 250 members of the Illinois National Guard out to keep watch over downtown Springfield after the FBI sent out a memo informing law enforcement agencies of potential riots at state capitols across the country leading up to President-Elect Joe Biden's Inauguration on Wednesday.
By Jason Flynn, Staff Reporter January 19, 2021
Jan Schakowsky, United States Representative for Illinois District 9, plans to introduce a resolution to censure Mary Miller for comments made at a Moms for America rally in Washington, DC the day before the Capitol riots.

Bost continues to defend Trump, refuses interview about link between challenging election results and Jan. 6 insurrection

Congressman Mike Bost addresses the crowd with President Donald J. Trump, during the Murphysboro campaign rally, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at the Southern Illinois Airport. (Isabel Miller | @IsabelMillerDE)
By Kallie Cox, Editor-in-Chief January 18, 2021
Republican Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) continues to defend President Trump and refused to be interviewed about links between Trump’s false election fraud claims and the riots at the capitol on Jan. 6.

Gallery: National Guard keeps watch over Illinois state Capitol ahead of Inauguration

A National Guardsman stands at a road closure in front of East Capitol Ave on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 in Springfield, Ill. Gov. JB Pritzker called 250 members of the Illinois National Guard out to keep watch over downtown Springfield after the FBI sent out a memo informing law enforcement agencies of potential riots at state capitols across the country leading up to President-Elect Joe Biden's Inauguration on Wednesday.
By Jared Treece, Staff Photographer January 17, 2021
It was another quiet day at the Capitol on Sunday with no protesters in sight, but the National Guard and State Police remained on high alert.

Illinois prepares for possible violence leading up to Inauguration, remains calm Saturday

A state capitol police officer stands in front of the boarded up entrance to the Illinois State Capitol building on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 In Springfield, Ill.
By Keaton Yates and George Wiebe January 16, 2021
Following a memo released by the FBI, Gov. JB Pritzker called 250 members of the Illinois National Guard into Springfield in case of riots leading up to President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. However this Saturday was notably calm and only three demonstrators, who are regulars at the Capitol, showed up.

Indoor dining resumes as Region 5 enters Tier 1 mitigations

Indoor dining resumes as Region 5 enters Tier 1 mitigations
By Staff Report January 16, 2021
Gov. Pritzker announced today in a release that Region 5 is allowed to enter Tier 1 of COVID-19 mitigations. With the new mitigations indoor dining is permitted with 25% capacity. Social gatherings are limited to 25 guests or 25% room capacity.

Springfield Capitol boards up, police take extra precautions in case of riots

Illinois State Capital building seen from a rooftop in downtown Springfield, IL on Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2020.
By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter January 15, 2021
With President-elect Biden’s inauguration days away, the state of Illinois prepares for potential insurrection riots by boarding up Capitol windows and deploying 550 Illinois National Guard members to Washington D.C. and Springfield.

Jackson County reports 38 new COVID cases Thursday

Jackson County reports 38 new COVID cases Thursday
By News Desk, Staff Reports January 14, 2021
Jackson County Health Department reported 38 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 14, 2021.

Bost stands by Trump, opposes election results and impeachment

President Donald J. Trump shakes hands with Congressman Mike Bost during the Murphysboro campaign rally, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at the Southern Illinois Airport. (Isabel Miller | @IsabelMillerDE)
By Kallie Cox, Editor-in-Chief January 14, 2021
Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) continues to support President Donald Trump by opposing impeachment and disputing the results of the 2020 election despite the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.

Illinois congressman one of just 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump a second time

President Donald J. Trump addresses the crowd during the Murphysboro campaign rally, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at the Southern Illinois Airport. (Isabel Miller | @IsabelMillerDE)
By Kallie Cox, Editor-in-Chief January 13, 2021
Representative Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), was one of just 10 Republicans who voted to impeach President Donald Trump a second time. 
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