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Southern Illinois COVID-19 Report – Monday, May 25

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Here is some information released on Monday, May 25, 2020 regarding COVID-19 cases in southern Illinois.  Egyptian Health Department The Jackson County Health Department was notified Monday of nine Jackson County residents confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. The individuals are as follows: Female – one preteen/teen, two in their 20’s, two in their

Jerry Sloan Passes Away at Aged 78

Jerry Sloan passed away this morning, May 22nd 2020, due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia. He was 78. McLeansboro mayor Dick Deitz played basketball at Hamilton County High School with Sloan. He says there was no better ambassador for the city and Hamilton County than his friend Jerry Sloan.“He was kind

Illinois Joining Forces (IJF) Wellness Checks for Veteran or Service Member

Illinois Joining Forces to Accept Requests to Administer Courtesy Wellness Checks for Veteran or Service Member ILLINOIS —As part of Illinois Joining Forces’ (IJF) ongoing celebration of the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend, IJF has announced that it’s Care Coordination Center services will expand to administer courtesy wellness checks upon request for any and all IllinoisService

IL-15 IDOT Construction in Mt. Vernon

The city of Mount Vernon, in coordination with the Illinois Department of Transportation, would like to alert motorists traveling on Illinois 15 (Broadway) between S. 22nd Street and S. 15th Street of upcoming lane restrictions.  The lane restrictions will be in place beginning at 7 am Tuesday, May 26, at and ending July 3.The lane restrictions will be in

COVID-19 Update for 5/22/20

Additional Cases in Jackson and Williamson Counties Jackson County Health Department was notified in the past 24 hours of four Jackson County residents confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. The individuals are as follows:  Female – two in their twenties;  Male – two in their twenties. These individuals acquired the disease either through close contact with

Massac County I-24 Nighttime Closure 5/21/20

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling Interstate 24 eastbound of the upcoming emergency pavement patching.On Thursday evening, May 21, the contractor will close eastbound I-24 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. to perform pavement patching on I-24 at milepost 35.A detour route using message boards will be in place during