Where Can You Get Tested for COVID-19 In Central Illinois?

For health questions about COVID-19, call the Illinois Department of Public Health hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov. Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana Carle has an online assessment tool for people experiencing symptoms of COVID-19: fever, dry cough, difficulty breathing. People also call their hotline at 217.902.6100. Carle has opened a designated a testing COVID-19 site […]

Coronavirus Information Center

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 827,000 people and killed more than 40,000 worldwide. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. As of April 5, more than 11,000 people in Illinois have been […]

News Around Illinois – April 2, 2020

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Health Chief: ‘Be Strong And Courageous’ In Facing COVID-19 SPRINGFIELD — The state public health director has issued a somber warning that Illinois residents can expect mounting numbers of illness and death in the new month from the vicious spread of the coronavirus. The 6,980 cases of COVID-19 reported Wednesday by Dr. Ngoze Ezike are […]

News Around Illinois – April 1, 2020

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Pritzker Extends Stay-At-Home Order To April 30 SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ governor has extended his statewide stay-at-home order for three weeks as the nation struggles to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday set a new deadline of April 30 for keeping people inside except for essential needs and jobs. So far, […]

News Around Illinois – March 28/29, 2020

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Updated: Sunday 3:20 p.m. Tornado Damages Homes, Uproots Trees In Northern Illinois OREGON — Weather officials have confirmed a tornado touched down in northern Illinois damaging homes and uprooting trees. The tornado touched down in Ogle County just outside Oregon around 9 p.m. on Saturday. National Weather Service meteorologist Gino Izzi says it was on […]

East-Central Illinois Health Care Providers Now Accepting Cloth Mask Donations

UPDATE on Wednesday, March 25, 2020: Carle says it can now provide sewing materials thanks to a generous donation. Email makeamask@carle.com with questions, or to arrange pickup of masks. CHAMPAIGN – Champaign county now has four confirmed cases of COVID-19, with the latest case announced today.  Local health officials are saying everyone should consider themselves at […]

News Around Illinois – March 23, 2020

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Illinois COVID-19 Cases Top 1,000 URBANA – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 296 new cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois. The number of cases now stands at 1,049 in 30 counties.  There are also three new deaths: a Cook County man in his 80s, a Chicago man in his 80s and a woman […]

Champaign County Virus Cases Grow To 3; IL Cases Now 753

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CHAMPAIGN – The state of Illinois reported dozens of new COVID-19 cases, including two more in Champaign County and the first involving members of the University of Illinois System. On Saturday, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 168 new cases of coronavirus. The total in the state stands at 753 cases, including people who […]

Local Primary Race Results

URBANA – Here’s a roundup of some of the more contested races from the 2020 Illinois Primary. US SENATE CHICAGO — A former Chicago-area sheriff has emerged from a crowded Illinois Republican primary field to mount a long-shot challenge to U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin. Mark Curran, Lake County’s former sheriff who had perhaps the most […]

Shortage Of Election Judges Causes Shifting In Champaign & Macon Counties

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URBANA – Actions taken to guard against the coronavirus are hampering primary election day in at least two Illinois counties, creating a shortage of election judges and closing some polling locations. Champaign County Clerk Aaron Ammons says more than 100 election judges have dropped out of Tuesday’s election, mostly due to fears of the coronavirus. […]

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 […]

First Confirmed Coronavirus Case In Champaign County

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[perfectpullquote align=”left” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Click here for resources & more stories from the Coronavirus Info Center.[/perfectpullquote] 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 […]