Gibson City Council special meeting agenda for July 22, 2020

GIBSON CITY NOTICE AND AGENDASPECIAL COUNCIL MEETINGWednesday, July 22, 20207:00 P.M.Meeting will be held at 101 E 8th StreetGibson City, IL 60936 Roll Call Pledge of Allegiance Public Comments Consideration of Proposed FY 2020-2021 Budget. Adjourn

Subscriptions available for Ford County Chronicle

The Ford County Chronicle is offering subscriptions nationwide. The cost to have your newspaper delivered to your doorstep every Wednesday for a whole year is $68. If interested in supporting this publication serving the Ford County area, please send a check or money order to: Ford County Chronicle, 336 E. State St., Paxton, IL 60957. Please attach a note with […]

Ford County Public Health Department updating format for COVID-19 data sharing

From the FCPHD’s press release sent at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 16: The Ford County Public Health Department is updating the format for sharing of data on COVID-19 to provide a more comprehensive look at the pandemic in Ford County. The new format will begin today and will include theaddition of “probable” cases to the “confirmed” case counts. The Centers […]

State unemployment sees slight decrease, remains high as virus cases level

Pritzker says fall school term ‘not going to be like any other’ By JERRY NOWICKICapitol News [email protected]            SPRINGFIELD — Illinois saw 37,626 new unemployment claims for the week ending July 11, a decrease of more than 1,000 from the previous week as continued claims numbered 663,399. That represented a 0.7 percentage point decrease to the state unemployment rate, which was […]

Governor hits the road to make census push

Says undercount will impact the neediest communities the most By JERRY NOWICKICapitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — Gov. JB Pritzker encouraged Illinoisans to complete the 2020 U.S. Census and touted a state investment in youth employment programs Thursday during two public appearances in Rockford. The state has a 66.9 percent census self-response rate currently. That’s nearly 5 percentage points better than […]

Friday’s hearing in Rep. Bailey’s lawsuit postponed

Also: Two conservative groups ask to combine their cases, Deloitte case dropped By REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — A hearing in downstate Rep. Darren Bailey’s lawsuit challenging the governor’s authority to issue consecutive executive orders will not be held Friday as scheduled. Clay County Circuit Court Judge Michael McHaney’s July 2 ruling in the Xenia Republican’s case […]