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IDPH Wednesday Announced 1,393 New Positive COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday announced 1,393 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 18 additional confirmed deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 175,124 cases, including 7,462 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 38,187 specimens for a

Mt. Vernon Police Investigating Reported Shooting Wednesday

MT. VERNON – Mt. Vernon Police are investigating a reported shooting incident in the 2800 block of College Wednesday that sent two people to the hospital with gunshot wounds. The call of the shooting came in around 4:15 p.m., when a female gunshot victim was transported to Crossroads Hospital Emergency Room before being taken to

Carmi Chamber Golf Tournament Set for August 22

CARMI – The Carmi Chamber of Commerce will host its 28th Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 22 at the Carmi Country Club. The Chamber’s Executive Director, Shana Northcott, says the annual event is the Chamber’s number one fundraiser that raises money for the Chamber’s scholarship program, grants and investing in the White County Creating

IDPH Tuesday Announced 1,076 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday announced 1,076 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 30 additional confirmed deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 173,731 cases, including 7,446 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 28,331 specimens for a

MVTHS Sets Tentative Return to Learning Plans

MT. VERNON – Like every school district across Illinois, the Mt. Vernon Township High School District is preparing its own plan for the upcoming school year. The MVTHS board approved a tentative plan put forward by the administration that will have a blended online and in-person curriculum. The student body will be split into two