Gibson City Council meeting agenda for May 14, 2020

GIBSON CITY SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA Thursday May 14, 2020 7:00 PM CDT – 7:40 pm CDT Meeting will be held Via Zoom Council Meeting Room at 101 E 8th Street, Gibson City, IL will be Open for Public Commentor Text 217.781.1905 or email [email protected] Roll Call New Business– Consideration of a Façade Grant for Michael Bradbury at 107 S […]

Pritzker: Most regions on track to enter Phase 3 in late May

Says people endanger themselves, others by reopening early By PETER HANCOCKCapitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — Gov. JB Pritzker said Monday that three of the state’s four regions are on pace to enter the next phase of reopening the state’s economy by the end of May, but he pushed back against suggestions that the state should begin to reopen earlier. “If […]

Three businesses sue Pritzker, challenge his power to shutter services

Supreme Court denies request to hear arguments in state representative’s case By REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — The attorney representing two Republican lawmakers in separate cases challenging Gov. JB Pritzker’s emergency powers has three new clients: a hair salon owner and a restaurateur with two establishments. Thomas DeVore, in the five cases, argues the governor has neither […]

Senior staffer in governor’s office tests positive for COVID-19

Pritzker says operations will continue while all staff work from home By PETER HANCOCKCapitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – All senior staff in Gov. JB Pritzker’s office are working from home after a senior staff member tested positive for COVID-19, the governor’s office announced Monday. The unidentified staffer tested positive last week and has so far not shown any symptoms of […]

Three COVID-19 related deaths, 99 cases confirmed in Iroquois County

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Public Health Department confirmed on Monday, May 11, a third death of an Iroquois County resident who has tested positive for COVID-19. The deceased case was a female in her 80’s. “We extend our prayers and deepest condolences to the family, friends, and community members affected by this loss,” the ICPHD stated via press release. […]

Ugandan couple remains in Paxton

PAXTON — Charles and Destiny Magumba are still in Paxton waiting to get to Uganda. Charles Magumba said he is “not sure” when he and his wife will be able to get on a plane to Uganda. As of May 6, they were given another 14 days. “Then we will hopefully get to know when we might be allowed back,” […]

Illinois receives first shipment of COVID-19 treatment drug

Governor’s daily briefing goes virtual after staffer tests positive By BEN ORNER Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ top health official on Monday said the state has received its first shipment of Remdesivir, an antiviral drug that has proven early success as a treatment for COVID-19 patients. Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, said […]

Ford County Public Health Department COVID-19 update (May 11, 2020)

The Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) announced no new confirmed cases on Monday, May 11. Ford County has a total of 14 confirmed cases, including one death. Three of the confirmed cases are associated with congregate living facilities. These numbers are accurate as of the release time. For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among […]

PBL’s Dalton Busboom earns SVC scholarship

PAXTON — Dalton Busboom, a senior at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School, was one of five Sangamon Valley Conference 2020 Scholarship winners. He won the Male Athlete Scholarship. Here are the other four scholarship winners: Academic — Bryson ConnorFemale Athlete — Kadyn StevensFine Arts — Kathryn EdwardsVocational — Noah Fink

Ford County Fair postponed

MELVIN – The Ford County Fair scheduled for June 14-20 will be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re not happy about it, but we understand that this is a serious thing. We need to adhere to the guidelines set forth,” Ford County Fair Board President Kirk Miller said. “There’s lots of hard work put into getting this event planned. […]