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Southern Illinois COVID-19 Report – Monday, May 25

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Here is some information released on Monday, May 25, 2020 regarding COVID-19 cases in southern Illinois.  Egyptian Health Department Southern Seven Health Department The Jackson County Health Department was notified Monday of nine Jackson County residents confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. The individuals are as follows: Female – one preteen/teen, two in their

Jerry Sloan Passes Away at Aged 78

Jerry Sloan passed away this morning, May 22nd 2020, due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia. He was 78. McLeansboro mayor Dick Deitz played basketball at Hamilton County High School with Sloan. He says there was no better ambassador for the city and Hamilton County than his friend Jerry Sloan. “He was

Illinois Joining Forces (IJF) Wellness Checks for Veteran or Service Member

Illinois Joining Forces to Accept Requests to Administer Courtesy Wellness Checks for Veteran or Service Member   ILLINOIS —As part of Illinois Joining Forces’ (IJF) ongoing celebration of the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend, IJF has announced that it’s Care Coordination Center services will expand to administer courtesy wellness checks upon request for any and all

IL-15 IDOT Construction in Mt. Vernon

The city of Mount Vernon, in coordination with the Illinois Department of Transportation, would like to alert motorists traveling on Illinois 15 (Broadway) between S. 22nd Street and S. 15th Street of upcoming lane restrictions.  The lane restrictions will be in place beginning at 7 am Tuesday, May 26, at and ending July 3. The lane restrictions will

SIH to Participate in Convalescent Plasma Study

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 20, 2020 SIH to Participate in Convalescent Plasma Study (Carbondale, IL) SIH will pursue convalescent plasma as a treatment option for patients with COVID-19 after receiving approval to participate in a study led by the Mayo Clinic. People who have recovered from COVID-19 have antibodies, or proteins used to ward off

City of Carbondale Reminder of Refuse Collection Changes

Reminder of Refuse Collection Changes CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale recently transitioned to fully automated refuse collection, requiring a few changes in how carts need to be set out for collection. To ensure refuse collection, follow these instructions: All refuse must be contained entirely inside the cart(s) provided by the City with the lid(s)