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Illinois Implements Remote Learning Days for Schools around the State

Illinois Remote Learning Days started on Tuesday throughout the state and they will continue until in-person instruction can resume. During this indefinite amount of time schools around the state have the option of implementing an E-Learning Plan or a Remote Learning Day Plan that will provide the students throughout the state instruction and access to…read more »

State Officials Extend Missouri Vehicle Emissions Deadline Until May

Missouri Department of Natural Resources officials have temporarily extended the time period that a vehicle emissions test will be due. The deadline was extended to assist vehicle owners who are currently faced with several challenges because of the coronavirus outbreak. In addition, state officials have also extended the license plate expiration period for an additional 60…read more »

Health Officials in Butler County Confirm First Local Case of Virus

The first Butler County resident tested positive for COVID-19. Local health officials say a former inpatient tested positive for the virus. They say the person traveled within the United States before developing symptoms. Health officials say the patient was treated and discharged home the week before pending their results. The patient recovered and was released…read more »

Governor Pritzker Activates 115 Additional Military Members to Fight Virus Outbreak

Illinois Governor .J.B. Pritzker activated 115 additional members of the Illinois National Guard and airmen in support of COVID-19 response operations. Government officials say that about 80 of the additional members will assist with communications and reporting between county health departments within the state and the State Emergency Operations Center. An additional thirty airman will help…read more »

Number of Positive Cases Surpasses 5,000 in Illinois

The number of COVID-19 cases in Illinois has exceeded 5,000. State Health officials report that, as of Monday afternoon, there were 5,057 positive cases of the virus in the state. In addition a total of 73 deaths have been reported. Officials with the Illinois Department of Corrections say that one of their staff members in…read more »

Missouri Department of Transportation Crews to Put in Temporary Traffic Signal

Missouri Department of Transportation crews will put in a temporary traffic signal at the intersection of Route K and Highway 25 in Gordonville. Officials say this is because they expect traffic to increase from the diverging diamond interchange construction. Crews will install the signal tomorrow morning after the morning commute and motorists coming home from…read more »

There’s no blueprint’ – Virus upends college recruiting

(AP)-After Michigan lost to Ohio State in the semifinals of the women’s Big Ten Tournament, coach Kim Barnes Arico and her staff immediately hit the road. They intended to take advantage of a full week off before the NCAA Tournament by making visiting as many potential recruits as possible. “That was our window. You get…read more »

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