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Second positive COVID-19 case reported in Jackson County

Second positive COVID-19 case reported in Jackson County

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

March 26, 2020

A second individual in Jackson County tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.

COVID-19 Update: Pritzker discusses lack of Personal Protective Equipment for healthcare workers, first responders

COVID-19 Update: Pritzker discusses lack of Personal Protective Equipment for healthcare workers, first responders

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2020

Gov. J.B. Pritzker talked about the state’s need for equipment for first responders during COVID-19. 

3/20 COVID-19 Update: Gov. Pritzker announces a statewide shelter in place order

3/20 COVID-19 Update: Gov. Pritzker announces a statewide shelter in place order

By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2020

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has announced a statewide shelter in place order starting Saturday, March 21 at 5 p.m. until April 7. 

COVID-19 Update: Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in Williamson and Jackson county

COVID-19 Update: Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in Williamson and Jackson county

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

March 19, 2020

Two positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Williamson and Jackson counties on Wednesday.

COVID-19 update: Illinois has 288 positive cases of coronavirus across 17 counties

COVID-19 update: Illinois has 288 positive cases of coronavirus across 17 counties

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

March 18, 2020

Gov. JB Pritzker updated the state about COVID-19 from Murphysboro on Wednesday and announced that there are now 288 positive cases of coronavirus across 17 counties.

Primary results amid the pandemic: Biden claims the most Illinois delegates

Primary results amid the pandemic: Biden claims the most Illinois delegates

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

March 18, 2020

Illinoisans turned out to vote in Tuesday's primary despite the COVID-19 pandemic and they gave the most Democratic delegates to former Vice President Joe Biden.

COVID-19 Update: Pritzker announces gatherings of 50 or more should be canceled

COVID-19 Update: Pritzker announces gatherings of 50 or more should be canceled

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter

March 16, 2020

“I am mandating that any gatherings of the 50 or more guidance by the CDC will be canceled,” Pritzker said. “Illinoisans who can stay home should continue to do so.”

Confirmed COVID-19 case in Mattoon

Confirmed COVID-19 case in Mattoon

By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2020

A positive case of coronavirus was reported in Mattoon, Illinois. 

Comptroller Susana Mendoza discusses women’s rights in politics with the DE

Comptroller Susana Mendoza discusses women’s rights in politics with the DE

By Bethany Rentfro, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2020

Illinois state comptroller Susana Mendoza was the keynote speaker at SIU's Celebrate Women event and afterwards she sat down with the Daily Egyptian to talk about why it is important for women to have a voice when it comes to elections and what the nation can do to empower women. 

Southern Illinois to get lab to test for coronavirus

Southern Illinois to get lab to test for coronavirus

By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

Heightened awareness and concerns about the coronavirus have led Gov. J.B. Pritzker to address the public on the risk of the coronavirus in Illinois. 

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