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Public Health Officials Announce 1,527 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,527 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 104 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 115,833 cases, including 5,186 deaths, in 100 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.  Within the…read more »

IDES Processes More Than 1.3 Million Claims in Three Months

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) today released new statewide data showing the department processed 58,263 new initial claims for regular unemployment benefits during the week ending May 23. The department has now processed 1,302,154 claims for unemployment benefits from March 1 through May 23. This amount is nearly 12 times the number of…read more »

Construction is Underway on Cape Girardeau VA Healthcare Center

Officials with the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Popular Bluff have confirmed that construction has started on the new VA Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. The brand new clinic is being constructed on Mount Auburn Road, immediately north of the Southeast Cancer Center. Johnson Development LLC will construct the 43,000 square foot facility…read more »

A Total of 400 COVID 19 Deaths Confirmed in Kentucky

The Kentucky Department of Public Health department confirmed that there have been a total of 400 individuals have died from COVID-19 in the state. Six new deaths were reported on Wednesday, May 27. Around, 9,077 Kentuckians have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state and 3,124 patients have recovered. KDPH reports at least 200,762 have…read more »

Three Arrested for Burglary in Scott County

A woman and two men were arrested in Scott County, Missouri in connection to a burglary at Diebold’s Orchards in Benton. Police were called were called to the business on Saturday, May 23 about a possible burglary in progress. When they arrived they found a female suspect on the property and later found two male…read more »

Public Health Officials Announce 1,111 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,111 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 160 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 114,306 cases, including 5,083 deaths, in 100 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.  Within the…read more »

State of Illinois Announces $7.3 Million Investment for Illinois Small Business Development Centers to Assist Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today announced a new $7.3 million investment from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program – a statewide network focused solely on supporting Illinois businesses and entrepreneurs in starting, growing and maintaining their businesses at no cost. In…read more »

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