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Over 4,900 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Reported in Illinois Thursday

SPRINGFIELD – State health officials Thursday reported 4,942 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois including 44 additional deaths. Since the pandemic stared, a total of 360,159 cases, including 9,387 deaths, have been reported in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Oct. 15–21 is 5.7 percent.

RMTD Offering Rides to the Polls for General Election

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Rides Mass Transit District will be providing transportation to the polls at no cost to all residents of the RMTD service area for the general election taking place Tuesday, Nov. 3.  Residents will be able to ride to the polls on regular existing routes throughout their county on Election Day at no

Over 4,300 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Reported in Illinois Wednesday

SPRINGFIELD – State health officials announced Wednesday 4,342 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 69 additional deaths. This brings the total number of cases since the pandemic started to 355,217 cases, including 9,345 deaths in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Oct.14–20

Carmi City Council Meets Tonight

CARMI – The Carmi City Council will hold a public hearing tonight at 5:15 at City Hall regarding the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program grant application for sidewalks in the industrial park. The City Council meeting will follow the public hearing at 5:30. The council is expected to approve the September 2020 financial reports for the

Hamilton County Board Meets Tonight

MCLEANSBORO – The Hamilton County Board has a lite agenda for tonight’s meeting at 6 at the courthouse in McLeansboro. The board is expected to hear an update from Clark Griffith representing the Hamilton/Wayne County Board of Health regarding COVID-19 in Hamilton County, discuss with Sheriff Tracy Lakin and possibly act on the approval of

IDPH Monday Reported Over 3,100 New Positive COVID-19 Cases in Illinois, Mitigation Efforts Begin Thursday in Southern Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday reported 3,113 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 22 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 347,161 cases, including 9,236 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100

Carmi Police Report

CARMI –  A New Haven woman is facing charges following an incident in Carmi Saturday night. According to Carmi Police, 24-year-old Shania A. Miller was arrested for aggravated DUI after being found passed out in her car with two minor children in the vehicle at Wabash Christian Retirement Center on Bohleber Drive after the vehicle