We will be updating this story as more cases are confirmed in the Local 6 area.
We have activated a Weather Authority Alert for Thursday afternoon. A line of storms is expected to pass across the area with hail, high winds, and a tornado all possible.
To help keep the public and employees safe during this time, USPS says they are adapting new delivery procedures to help them practice social distancing. They are also asking pet owners to keep their dogs contained.
The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department says there are three new cases of COVID-19 in Franklin and Williamson Counties in Illinois.
The Johnson County, Illinois, Sheriff's Department and Illinois State Police are investigating an "off-duty incident" involving a Marion Police Department officer.
Gov. J.B Pritzker announced the expansion of emergency childcare for essential workers. The state will cover most of the cost, with parents paying a $1 copay.
Illinois’ death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 300 on Monday, as state officials reported that some 12,262 people have tested positive.
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 11,256 cases, including 274 deaths, in 71 counties in Illinois. Gov. Pritzker also announced the expansion of emergency child care centers. Open the article for more information.
On Friday, Marion, Illinois, hosted a live stream event called the Marion United Benefit with a goal to raise $100,000. On Saturday, they posted on Facebook saying that they surpassed their goal.
A local food program has seen a 300% increase in demand for meals after thousands of unemployed people are struggling to make ends meet after losing their jobs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday gave his daily COVID-19 briefing from McCormick Place convention center in Chicago, the state's largest alternative care site for novel coronavirus patients.
A Jackson County, Illinois, woman has tested positive for COVID-19, the county health department says. The new case brings the total number of confirmed tests in the county to eight.
You might have noticed some changes at the grocery store. Many stores are taking extra precautions to keep you and their employees safe.
Three more COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Jackson County, Illinois, the county health department says. That brings the number of confirmed cases in Jackson County to seven.
Illinois health officials on Wednesday announced 986 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, bringing its total number of diagnoses since the outbreak began to 6,980.
Some southern Illinois teachers are finding personalized ways to let students know they're thinking about them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker is extending his stay at home order and keeping schools closed through April 30, as the state's COVID-19 cases continue to climb.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said that the federal government sent the wrong type of medical masks in a shipment that his state recently received.
Dr. Ngoze Ezike, the state’s public health director, said a man at Stateville Correctional Center in Joliet had died from the respiratory illness. Twelve more inmates with COVID-19 have been hospitalized, several requiring ventilators, and 77 others showing symptoms have been isolated, as have 11 staff members.
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The Carbondale Warming Center in southern Illinois is staying open 24 hours a day to house homeless people during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Chicago is among several large American cities identified as hot spots for COVID-19 infections and will see the number of local coronavirus cases rise, the U.S. surgeon general said Friday.