News Around Illinois – June 22, 2020

Illinois Reports 658 Additional COVID-19 Cases, 23 Deaths CHICAGO — Illinois is reporting 658 new cases of COVID-19 and 23 more deaths. The Illinois Department of Public Health released updated numbers Sunday, saying there have now been 136,762 cases since the start of the pandemic and 6,647 deaths in Illinois. However, the state’s rate of […]

Murals Celebrating LGBTQ Life To Be Installed In Chicago

CHICAGO  — Murals celebrating LGBTQ life will be coming to Chicago, including to the Magnificent Mile shopping district in the coming days. The work by Chicago artist Sam Kirk was on display in New York City during WorldPride last year, which marked the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots that helped spark the modern […]

Illinois Officials To Begin Treating For Gypsy Moth

SPRINGFIELD — State officials say they’ll begin treating northern parts of the state for gypsy moth later this month. The destructive moth eats more than 250 species of trees and shrubs. The insects are capable of stripping plants bare, which leave them more susceptible to other insects, disease and death. The Illinois Department of Agriculture […]