2020-07-01 E-Edition

Ford County Public Health Department confirms one new case of COVID-19

PAXTON — The Ford County Public Health Department announced one new confirmed case of COVID-19 on Wednesday, July 1. The individual is a female in her 40’s. Ford County has a total of 33 confirmed cases. There has been one COVID-19 related death. These numbers are accurate as of 3 p.m. Wednesday. Public health officials continue to investigate and contact […]

Mendoza: New fiscal year will be even more challenging than height of budget impasse

State borrowed heavily to get through year that ended June 30 By PETER HANCOCKCapitol News Illinoisphancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — The state of Illinois, like most states, began a new fiscal year on July 1 and the person in charge of managing the state’s bank accounts said she fears it could be one of the most difficult years in modern memory. “This […]

Illinois State Police announce results of special traffic enforcement patrols

ASHKUM – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 Commander, Captain Don Aaron Harsy, announces the results of Special Traffic Enforcement Patrols in Kankakee, Iroquois, and Ford Counties on June 30. These STEPs allowed the ISP to provide increased enforcement for impaired driving, occupant restraint, speeding, and distracted driving violations during the National “Click It or Ticket” Campaign. Violations, Enforcement ActivityOccupant […]

Raoul asks federal judge to force recognition of Equal Rights Amendment’s ratification

Federal official refuses to act unless judge orders him to do so By REBECCA ANZELCapitol News Illinoisranzel@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ top lawyer wants a U.S. court to compel a federal official to formally acknowledge the Equal Rights Amendment received enough state support to be added to the U.S. Constitution – a largely procedural step that has thus far blocked the […]

Iroquois County Public Health Department confirms three cases of COVID-19

WATSEKA — As of Wednesday, July 1, Iroquois County has 160 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. As of Wednesday, the Iroquois County Public Health Department has received 2,710 test results for COVID-19. Of the 2,710 results, 2,550 have been negative and 160 have been positive. Here is the information shared by the ICPHD about its cases confirmed on […]

State reports another 828 COVID-19 cases among 33K tested

Positivity rate, hospitalizations remain roughly flat By JERRY NOWICKICapitol News IllinoisJnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRIGNFIELD — Illinois announced another 828 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Wednesday among 33,090 tests completed for a one-day positivity rate of 2.5 percent. The new cases mark the third time the state has reported more than 800 new cases in the last seven days after 17 days of staying […]