UPDATED: 2/26 at 5 p.m.
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Health have expanded phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include people with serious medical conditions, in line with federal guidance.
Both mass vaccination sites the health department runs operate Monday through Saturday each week, when vaccine supplies are available.
The Carmi, Illinois, couple pulled their truck onto a railroad crossing as they tried to turn onto a private drive when their vehicle was hit by an oncoming train, state police say.
PCUSD1 Superintendent Ryan Fritch says the district has to use a snow day on Tuesday, Feb. 23, because of a water supply issue.
During the 2019-2020 flu season, about 400,000 people went to the hospital for the flu. With about two months remaining in the 2020-2021 season, the CDC is reporting only 173 flu related hospital stays.
The road reopened shortly before 4:30 p.m., after state police and first responders cleared the crash site.
The bridge, located between Paducah, Kentucky and Brookport, Illinois, closed February 10 due to icing on the metal decking.
That brings to 1,170,902 cases since the coronavirus pandemic reached Illinois a year ago. The illness has claimed 20,192 lives.
The Poshard Foundation for Abused Children is distributing $100,000 to 42 Southern Illinois food pantries, nearly half of which are in the Local 6 area.
METROPOLIS, IL — Hazardous weather conditions and the possibility of more snowfall has prompted Massac Memorial Hospital to reschedule its COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic scheduled for Thursday to Friday.
Kentucky Transportation Secretary Jim Gray said all transportation districts in the state have crews plowing snow Monday. "Don't travel if at can be avoided," Gray advised during a news briefing.
The city said at about 7 a.m. Sunday morning a City of Marion employee went missing at the City's Wastewater Treatment Plant.
"Having to clear around them during an emergency would certainly complicate things for us and create the potential for life threatening delays."
Eligible Illinoisans who do not have health insurance have a chance to enroll in an ACA Health Insurance Marketplace plan starting Monday, Feb. 15.
The Jackson County Health Department in southern Illinois administered hundreds of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Thursday, and expects its vaccine supply to increase in the coming weeks.
Prosecutors in Kenosha County asked Judge Bruce Schroeder to issue a new warrant for Kyle Rittenhouse and up his bail by $200,000, because he has failed to update his address as mandated by his bail conditions.
Illinois is making plans to expand Phase 1B eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines to people who have comorbidities and underlying conditions as defined by the CDC.
The company announced it had communicated to employees its intent to restart production in 2023. The plant intends to hire 160 full-time employees as well as contractors by the end of next year.
As the debate rages over when it's safe for children to resume in-person classes, 26 states plus Washington, DC, are allowing some or all of their teachers and school staff to receive COVID-19 vaccines.
All COVID-19 testing sites are for patients experiencing symptoms including fever, cough, runny nose, congestion, sore throat, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle pain, headache, nausea, and/or vomiting and diarrhea.
Monday is the first day of Black History Month. It's a time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans and recognize their role in history.
The latest confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 were the result of 111,057 tests, putting the seven-day statewide test positivity rate at 5.4%.