School Sales Tax Referendum Is On The Ballot Again In Vermilion County

After being rejected by voters in 2018, a referendum asking voters to approve a one-percent sales tax for public school facilities and other expenses is back on the ballot in the March 17th primary election in Vermilion County. But the proposal does not have the support of officials in Danville. Voters in several Illinois counties […]

News Around Illinois – March 16, 2020

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Currently, there are 93 individuals in 13 Illinois counties who have tested positive for COVID-19. Click here for a map of the affected counties and other resources from WILL’s Coronavirus Information Center. Champaign County Woman Diagnosed With COVID-19 URBANA – Champaign County’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 is a woman in her fifties. She called the […]

Champaign County Confirms First COVID-19 Case

Champaign County is among the 13 Illinois counties now reporting cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The patient is a Champaign County woman in her fifties. In announcing the case Sunday afternoon, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District said she was tested for COVID-19 at Carle Hospital in Urbana, based on her symptoms […]

Pritzker Orders Bars And Restaurants To Close

CHICAGO  — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is ordering all bars and restaurants in the state to close to dine-in patrons starting Monday night, March 16 through March 30 as part of an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Pritzker’s action Sunday came in reaction to crowds that filled restaurants and bars Saturday to […]

First Confirmed Coronavirus Case In Champaign County

In this image from a scanning electron microscope, the new coronavirus is in orange.

Click here for resources & more stories from the Coronavirus Info Center. CHAMPAIGN – On Sunday afternoon, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District announced the first case of COVID-19 in Champaign County. Health officials said the patient is a woman in her 50’s. She is in home isolation and recovering.  On Saturday, the number of Illinois […]

Governors Say Tuesday’s Presidential Primaries Will Go On

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WASHINGTON — Governors of two states scheduled to hold presidential primaries on Tuesday say voting will happen despite the coronavirus outbreak. The Democratic governor of Illinois and Republican governor of Ohio on Sunday both said that their elections would go forward. Four states are voting on Tuesday — Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio. Two other […]