Governor, IDPH invited to IHSA meeting on Nov. 19 to discuss basketball season

BLOOMINGTON — The Illinois High School Association Board of Directors held a virtual update session on Nov. 11, 2020, to review recent developments related to the IHSA basketball season ahead of the board’s regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 19, 2020. The board announced that they are formally inviting representatives from the office of Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois […]

Lawmakers seek public hearing on LaSalle Veterans’ Home outbreak

At least 9 residents have died of COVID-19 related illnesses By SARAH MANSURCapitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — Republicans on the Illinois House Veterans’ Affairs Committee called for a hearing this week to investigate a COVID-19 outbreak at the LaSalle Veterans’ Home where at least nine residents have died after testing positive for the virus. In a letter to the House’s committee chairwoman […]

New Supreme Court justice brings decades of experience to bench

Carter stresses importance of court’s transparency to the public By SARAH MANSURCapitol News [email protected] When Justice Robert Carter, who is slated to become the newest member of the Illinois Supreme Court when he is sworn in in December, was a chief circuit judge, he would remind the nascent trial judges to be humble in their new role. “I always told […]

Ford County Public Health Department update (Nov. 12, 2020)

Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) is announcing 32 new cases. These new cases are beingreported for the period of November 11 through November 12, 2020. Sadly, FCPHD is also announcing two additional COVID19 related deaths – a male in his 90’s and a female in her 70’s. The deceased female was a case associated with an outbreak atAccolade Healthcare […]

PBL’s Baylee Cosgrove signs letter of intent to play softball for DePaul

BAYLES LAKE — Baylee Cosgrove signed her letter of intent to play softball for DePaul University on Wednesday, Nov. 12. She officially signed it at her house. Cosgrove was supposed to have a ceremonial signing at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School, but had to cancel it due to getting quarantined. Still, it was a relief to officially sign the letter of intent, […]

Illinois urges residents to stay home for 3 weeks

Pritzker warns that return to stay-home order is possible By PETER HANCOCKCapitol News [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois residents are being urged to stay at home as much as possible for at least the next three weeks as the second wave of COVID-19 outbreaks continues to sweep across the state. The latest advisory from the Illinois Department of Public Health does […]