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April 21 COVID-19 Update: New SNAP benefit extension and student loan relief

Shoppers leave Kroger supermarket, Carbondale, IL, Saturday, April 4, 2020.  Some shoppers opted to wear homemade medical masks, bandanas, or some other improvised facial covering to help protect against the Covid-19 pandemic.




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By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter

April 21, 2020

There have been 1,551 new cases in Illinois since April 20 and 119 deaths, Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of Illinois Department of Public Health, said in the daily governor press conference. 

Protesters block state Capitol, demand end to quarantine

Jayden Brest, a senior at South Fork Senior High School, holds a sign next to her sister, who is in kindergarten, at the

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

April 19, 2020

Springfield, IL-  Protesters broke the Governor’s stay at home order on Sunday to swarm the state Capitol and demand an end to COVID-19 quarantine measures.

COVID-19 Update: 1,222 new Illinois cases; Pritzker says curve is flattening

Shoppers leave Kroger supermarket, Carbondale, IL, Saturday, April 4, 2020.  Some shoppers opted to wear homemade medical masks, bandanas, or some other improvised facial covering to help protect against the Covid-19 pandemic.




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By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2020

Illinois has 1,222 new cases and 74 deaths due to COVID-19 since April 13, according to a statement made by Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, at the governor's daily press conference.

COVID-19 Update: Illinois reports the largest number of deaths in one day

COVID-19 Update: Illinois reports the largest number of deaths in one day

By Jacob Lorenz, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2020

There are 1,006 new cases and 33 deaths due to COVID-19 in Illinois, according to data released at Gov. JB Pritzker’s daily briefing on Monday.

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

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker holds a press conference at the SIU communications building in Carbondale on Tuesday, January 21. Pritzker spoke about plans for the new communications building, as well as his Rebuild Illinois plan.

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

Local polling stations across hold voting for the Presidential Primary Election on Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020 in Waverly, IL.

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.”

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