News Around Illinois – April 21, 2020

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Illinois COVID-19 Cases Pass 31,000 CHICAGO — The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,151 new cases of COVID-19 across the state Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 31,508. As of Monday, the number of new deaths is at 59, which brings the total number of deaths in the state to 1,349. Gov. […]

I-80 Mississippi Bridge Plan To Be Discussed In Webinar

DIXON — The Illinois Department of Transportation will hold a virtual public meeting Wednesday on plans for replacing a more than 50-year-old Mississippi River bridge in the Quad Cities area. The meeting is being held online because of social distancing restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. The public can participate via an online link. IDOT officials […]

Food Banks Working To Meet Heightened Demand With Less Supply

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more Illinoisans are turning to their local food pantries for help. Meanwhile, with grocery store shelves emptied out and the food chain disrupted, food banks are doing their best to meet the increased demand. Food banks typically act as the middleman in securing food from suppliers and distributing them to […]