News Around Illinois – May 12, 2020

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Gov. Pritzker’s Office Working From Home After Senior Staffer Tests Positive For COVID-19 CHICAGO – Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Monday that his office is working from home after a senior staffer tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member is reportedly asymptomatic, but staying in isolation. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) also reported 1,266 new […]

‘Murder Hornets’ Unlikely To Spread To Illinois, Pose Little Threat To Humans


URBANA – Giant hornets, which are native to Asia, arrived in Washington state for the first time at the end of last year. They’ve been dubbed “murder hornets” and garnered public attention in recent weeks. But it’s unlikely the insects will spread outside of Washington to pose any real threat, says Adam Dolezal, assistant professor […]

Health Care Providers Take Precautions As Non-Emergency Care Resumes

While emergency medical procedures have continued throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, non-emergency or “elective” surgeries and medical procedures have been put on hold. But starting Monday, May 11, the state of Illinois allows health care providers to resume those procedures. Providers in east-central Illinois say they’re taking precautions to protect patients as they gear up to […]

New York Times & Other National Newspapers Return To Champaign-Urbana

URBANA — A new distributor is bringing the New York Times and other national newspapers to Champaign-Urbana starting on Monday, after a six-month absence. Sunny News Delivery Service relaunching home delivery of the New York Times in Champaign-Urbana. The company is also returning the Times, Wall Street Journal and Chicago Tribune to newsstands in the […]

Ask The Newsroom: CARES Act, Housing And Recreation In The Era Of COVID-19

The Illinois Newsroom team is answering questions from listeners to navigate this unprecedented time. Have a question you want answered? Ask here. In today’s edition of “Ask the Newsroom,” we’ve answered questions on everything from the pause on evictions to DMVs remaining closed below! CARES Act Q: Will the state allow employees to take out additional […]