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SIH Primary Care Harrisburg Temporarily Closed Amid COVID-19 Concerns

HARRISBURG – Out of an abundance of caution, SIH Primary Care Harrisburg will be closed today for deep cleaning after several employees tested positive for COVID-19. All scheduled appointments will be converted to video and/or telephone visits. Patients were notified of this change Sunday evening. SIH is collaborating with Egyptian Health Department and SIH infectious

Illinois Public Health Officials Sunday Announced 1,992 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Sunday announced 1,992 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 11 additional confirmed deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 233,355 cases, including 8,019 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – Friday, August 28

MT. VERNON – On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests. Twenty-five-year-old Joseph Ashleman was arrested Thursday for Resisting/Obstructing an Officer. Fifty-three-year-old Glenda Moore of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday by Mt. Vernon PD for Obstructing Identification and Violation of Bail Bond. This information comes directly from the daily booking report at

DUI Involved Fatal Crash in Washington County

IRVINGTON – A Wayne City man has died after his semi hit an SUV attempting to cross all four lanes of U.S. 51 just north of Irvington in Washington County around 5 Thursday night. Illinois State Police report the SUV, driven by 39-year-old Bradley Wilson of Centralia, struck the driver’s side door of the semi

HEAP Program Starting Early with Increased Income Limit in 2020

WEST FRANKFORT – The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Home Energy Assistance Program has started early this year because of the need created by COVID-19. The Crosswalk Community Action Agency is administering the program in Jefferson, Franklin, and Williamson counties. The agency’s energy assistance coordinator, Kim Rutherford, says the program normally sets priority