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Former State Sen. Schimpf Announces Run for Governor in 2020

WATERLOO (IRN) – Former Republican State Sen. Paul Schimpf is running for governor. The Waterloo retired Marine made the announcement in a virtual news conference Monday morning. He then plans news conferences around the state, including Monday afternoon and throughout the state Tuesday. It’s expected more Republicans will announce in the weeks ahead. Democratic Gov.

Carterville Man Injured in Wayne County Crash Sunday

CISNE – A Carterville man was involved in a Sunday morning crash in Wayne County. According to Illinois State Police, 55-year-old James Schlindwein was driving a 2011 white Ford in the 900 block of Central Street in Cisne when he lost control on the ice. He left the southside of the roadway and struck a

Marion City Facilities Closed Due to Winter Storm

MARION – Due to anticipated worsening road conditions, subzero wind chills, and snow accumulation from the winter storm, the City of Marion has decided in the best interest and safety of its employees and residents to close all public facilities today. This closure will affect the Marion Senior Citizens Center, Boyton Street Community Center, Marion

IDPH Reported 1,631 New COVID-19 Cases in Illinois Sunday

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Sunday reported 1,631 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 35 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,162,154 cases, including 19,961 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of