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Twenty Active Cases of COVID 19 Confirmed in Cape Girardeau County

The Cape Girardeau County Health Department has reported five new COVID-19 cases on May 26. There are 20 active cases of the virus in the county. To date, there have been 68 confirmed cases, two deaths and 46 recoveries. The health department considers recoveries as a resolution of fever, improvement in respiratory symptoms, and 14…read more »

Governor Parson Signs Proclamation Placing Medicaid Expansion on August Primary Ballot

During today’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Mike Parson announced that Medicaid expansion will be placed on a ballot at the August 4, 2020, primary election.Citizens of Missouri filed an initiative petition with the Secretary of State to place Medicaid expansion on the ballot. Following the Secretary of State’s certification of the petition, Governor Parson today signed a…read more »

Department of Veterans’ Affairs Launches ‘Operation Rising Spirit’

The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) today launched “Operation Rising Spirit,” a campaign challenging service organizations, volunteers, and patriots of Illinois to raise the spirits of military veterans and the heroic staff who care for them every day at state veterans’ homes in Anna, LaSalle, Manteno, and Quincy, Illinois. Illinois veterans’ homes were directed…read more »

Public Health Officials Announce 1,178 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,178 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 39 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 113,195 cases, including 4,923 deaths, in 100 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.  Within the…read more »

Jackson School Officials Discussing Plans for summer and Fall Semesters

Officials with the Jackson School District say they are currently making decisions on the upcoming fall semester and the current summer semester. Summer school for both the junior high and high school will be held remotely and the sessions will begin when they are scheduled to. Summer school for elementary students will start in person…read more »

Local Sports

Wilson, Rapinoe, Bird to host remote ESPYS feting heroism

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a way different kind of year, and so The ESPYs will be, too. For the first time, the show will feature three hosts in remote settings and a changed focus. Instead of honoring the past year’s top athletes and moments in sports, the show is celebrating heroism and humanitarian aid.…read more »

Keselowski looks to heat up market with 2nd Charlotte win

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The caution that sent the Coca-Cola 600 to overtime both continued Chase Elliott’s bad week and gave Brad Keselowski a much-needed break. Keselowski is in a contract year during a season disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. Business was closed for 10 weeks, meaning zero movement between Keselowski and Team Penske. The…read more »

NBA says it is talking with Disney about resuming season

The NBA is in talks with The Walt Disney Company on a single-site scenario for a resumption of play in Central Florida in late July, the clearest sign yet that the league believes the season can continue amid the coronavirus pandemic. The National Basketball Players Association is also part of the talks with Disney, the…read more »

NHL plans move to small-group training as Phase 2 of return

TORONTO (AP) — The NHL hopes to have players back in team facilities soon — with plenty of precautions. The league, which paused its season on March 12 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, released a memo Monday saying it is targeting early next month as the start date for Phase 2 of its return-to-play protocol,…read more »

Jerry Sloan, Jazz great and Hall of Fame coach, dies at 78

Jerry Sloan, the Hall of Fame coach who was a fixture for decades in Utah and took the Jazz to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998, died Friday. He was 78. The Jazz said he died from complications of Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. Sloan had been in failing health for many years.…read more »

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