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Gov. JB Pritzker criticizes southern Illinois rep. for ‘Hitler was right about one thing’ speech line

Gov. JB Pritzker criticizes southern Illinois rep. for 'Hitler was right about one thing' speech line
By Jason Flynn, Staff Reporter January 6, 2021
Mary Miller, Republican congresswoman from Illinois District 15, was criticized by Gov. JB Pritzker following remarks she made at a rally in Washington DC on Tuesday. 

10 new cases of COVID-19 in Jackson County

10 new cases of COVID-19 in Jackson County
By News Desk, Staff Reports December 31, 2020
Jackson County Health Department reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 2, 2021.

Jackson county reports over 50 COVID-19 related deaths since pandemic began

Jackson county reports over 50 COVID-19 related deaths since pandemic began
By Staff Report December 19, 2020
On Saturday, Jackson County Health Department reported the total of 51 deaths caused from COVID-19. The department also reported 51 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday.

Joe Cervantez sworn in as Jackson County’s State’s Attorney

State's Attorney Joe Cervantez, is sworn in by presiding judge Christy Solverson, while Cervantez's sons Cason, 7, and Canon, 10, stand by during the ceremony at Jackson County Courthouse in Murphysboro, Ill. Dec. 1, 2020.
By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter December 1, 2020
Jackson County’s newly elected State’s attorney,Joe Cervantez, was sworn in Tuesday by Judge Christy Solverson at the County Courthouse in Murphysboro, Ill.

More budget woes ahead after Illinois votes down tax amendment

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. (Chicago Tribune file photo)
By Ryan Scott, Staff Reporter November 29, 2020
The Illinois budget will likely see serious cuts over the next few years after voters rejected the graduated income tax amendment on Nov. 3. 

Jackson County Health reports 42 new COVID-19 cases.

Jackson County Health reports 42 new COVID-19 cases.
By News Desk November 23, 2020
Jackson County Health Department reported 42 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 23.

Jackson County reports 20 new cases of COVID-19, Franklin and Williamson counties report 77

An old advertisement banner is converted into a  sign to thank heroes for continuing their work during COVID-19 on Apr. 17, 2020 at Lowe's in Springfield, IL
By Staff Report, News Desk November 15, 2020
Jackson County Health Department reported a record 20 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

Black women in southwestern Illinois want real changes from Kamala Harris win

Co-organizer Jerricha Griffin, a Law student at SIU, speaks during the Justice for Breonna Taylor event at the Carbondale police station on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Carbondale, IL. Griffin speaks about the disrespect that Black women face in today's society.
By DeAsia Paige, Belleville News-Democrat, Tribune Content Agency November 13, 2020
Nov. 10—When Michelle Mitchell heard the news about Sen. Kamala Harris becoming the next vice president of the United States, she immediately told her 9-year-old daughter.

Jackson County reports record 87 new cases of COVID-19, Franklin-Williamson report 110

By Staff Report, News Desk November 12, 2020
Jackson County Health Department reported a record 87 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.

Region 5 to move back to tier 2 restrictions

Gov. JB Pritzker gives a COVID-19 update in Murphysboro, Ill. Oct. 19. 2020 “If you are getting tired and you’ve let your guard down now is the time to pick it back up again,” Pritzker said. “Things are getting worse, now is the time to wear a mask wherever you go, get your flu shot, forgo unnecessary trips or gatherings and take extra care to stay six feet away from each other especially in public.” Pritzker announced stricter COVID-19 mitigations for region 5 at this update  including the temporary closure of indoor dining and a ban on gatherings of 25 or more people.
By Staff Report, News Desk November 9, 2020
Regions 5, 7 and 8 of Illinois will be moving back to tier 2 mitigations beginning Nov. 11 due to an increased rolling positivity rate.

Graduated income tax projected to fail

Graduated income tax projected to fail
By Ryan Scott, Staff Reporter November 9, 2020
Illinois rejected the graduated income tax amendment by a significant margin.

COVID-19 expands staffing concerns at Southern Illinois Healthcare hospitals

COVID-19 expands staffing concerns at Southern Illinois Healthcare hospitals
By Jason Flynn, Staff Reporter November 6, 2020
COVID-19 has exacerbated a nationwide nursing shortage and has placed massive pressure on hospitals. 
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