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IDPH Wednesday Reported 2,128 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday announced 2,128 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 27 additional confirmed deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 238,643 cases, including 8,091 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total

Marion Police Report

MARION – The Marion Police Department released the following information on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. John Lott, 59, of Marion was arrested for Resisting/Obstructing a Police Officer in the area of North Madison Street and East Charles Street on August 29, 2020. Valerie Owens, 59, of Marion was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of

Forest Service Closes Snake Road for Fall Migration

WOLF LAKE – Bi-annually the Shawnee National Forest closes Forest Service Road No. 345, also known as Snake Road, to help ensure safe crossing for several species of snakes and amphibians during their critical time of migration. The 2.5-mile-long road closes the week of Sept. 1 through Oct. 30 to allow snakes and amphibians –

IDPH Tuesday Reported 1,492 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday announced 1,492 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 39 additional confirmed deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 236,515 cases, including 8,064 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total

Crash Reported on SB I-57 Near Benton Early Wednesday Morning

BENTON – A traffic crash in the southbound lanes of I-57 around the 68 mile marker near Benton forced southbound traffic to be diverted off the interstate at the Benton exit early Wednesday morning. That’s according to a post on the Franklin County Emergency Management Agency’s Facebook page. No other details are currently available. We