Public Health Officials Announce 461 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 461 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois.  Eight new deaths are also being reported, including the death of an incarcerated man from Stateville Correctional Center. – Cook County: male 50s, male 60s, female 60s, female 70s – DuPage County: male 60s –…

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Gov. Pritzker Announces Measures to Continue Supporting Working Families, People Experiencing Homelessness and Child Care Providers

Chicago – Building on measures to address challenges facing Illinois working families during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Pritzker announced increases in SNAP benefits, funding to support people experiencing homelessness, and a stipend to child care providers who have provided child care to essential workers during this crisis. “Today, I want to provide you an update…

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St. Clair County Health Department Reports First COVID-19 Related Death

St. Clair County Health Department has been notified of the first death related to COVID-19 in St. Clair County.  The female patient in her 80s, with underlining health conditions, passed away on March 27.  No additional patient information will be released due to privacy laws. “Put thoughts and prayers go out to the family of…

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V. Elizabeth Van Dyne

Vienna Elizabeth Van Dyne, nee McCartney, 86, of Mascoutah, IL born June 26, 1933 in Kirksville, MO, daughter of the late, Fred and Francis McCartney, died March 25, 2020 at Belleville Memorial Hospital. Elizabeth was a graduate of Kirksville Senior High School, class of 1951. She worked at Woolworth, prior to and after graduation, and…

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Jesse White Allows Notaries to Perform Duties Remotely Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Secretary of State Jesse White and Governor JB Pritzker have partnered to temporarily allow Illinois notaries public the authority to perform remote, online notarizations during the COVID-19 pandemic under the governor’s executive order. Notaries can now use real-time electronic technologies featuring high quality audio and visual communication under the temporary authority, which is set to…

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Mascoutah Police Report: March 13 thru March 19

Friday, March 13 Juvenile Complaint – 900 block Park Dr/Watkins Juvenile Complaint – 300 block Falling Leaf Way/Veres Assist Other Agency – I-64/veres Animal Complaint – Fox Run/Watkins Traffic Accident – 200 block E. Main St/Veres Lost Property – 300 block Douglas Ave/Weinel Alarm – 300 block W. Main St/Heinen Ambulance Call – 600 block…

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Rep. Meier: Bars, Restaurants, and Hotels Impacted by COVID-19 Have Until April 1 to Apply for Grant Program

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) wants Illinois small businesses impacted by COVID-19 to know they could be eligible for state grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. Applications are due by Wednesday, April 1. Eligible applicants will be placed into a lottery, and grant winners will be notified on April 4. According to Rep. Charlie Meier,…

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Free COVID-19 Virtual Assessments at HSHS Medical Group Anytime Care

Speak to a Medical Provider Regarding COVID-19 Symptoms (Central and Southern Illinois) For the health of our community and patients, HSHS Medical Group is waiving the fee for Anytime Care virtual visits related to screening and evaluation of coronavirus (COVID-19). Anytime Care allows patients to receive medical care in the privacy of their own home…

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Gov. Activates National Guard Unit 1844th Transportation Company Based in East St. Louis

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has activated about 60 additional Soldiers and Airmen today, March 26, in support of COVID-19 response operations. Approximately 50 Soldiers from the 1844th Transportation Company based in East St. Louis, will support medical warehouse operations in Central Illinois. Another six service members were activated to work at the State…

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