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Updated: March 28 4:35 p.m. The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 500,000 people and killed more than 23,000 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 March 27, more than 3,000 […]

Schools Closed Because of Virus; Here’s How They’re Feeding Students

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has ordered the closing of every school in the state until March 30 amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus. Statewide, nearly 2 million students will not be returning to the classroom for two weeks. Here is an updated blog on what Illinois districts are doing to keep education and school […]

‘A Lot Of These Older Guys Are Gonna Die’: COVID-19 Hits Illinois Prisons

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced this week that Illinois prisons would be closed to new inmates in response to growing concern about the COVID-19 pandemic spreading within Illinois’ correctional facilities. As of Friday, at least five incarcerated men at Stateville Correctional Center have tested positive for the virus, along with multiple staff members at the prison. […]

C-U Businesses Adjust To Stay Open During ‘Stay-At-Home’

One of the first things Rogards did in response to the coronavirus outbreak was to suspend its trial chair program. Rogards president and CEO Tonya Horn says the program is popular among customers of the Champaign office supply business, which traces its beginnings to 1906. Customers could take an office chair back to their own […]

University Of Illinois Raises Student Health Insurance Premiums Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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The University of Illinois Board of Trustees voted earlier this month to increase health insurance premiums by more than 30 percent for students at its Urbana-Champaign campus.  Beginning in the fall, undergraduate premiums will increase by almost $200 per semester, while premiums for graduate students will go up by about $230 per semester. The Graduate […]