Coroner: 3 killed In Starved Rock Blast Were Apparently Fishing

NORTH UTICA – A coroner says three men who died after apparently igniting an explosive powder near ’ Starved Rock State Park in north central Illinois appeared to have been fishing along a river before the blast killed them. LaSalle County Coroner Rich Ploch says the black powder was ignited Thursday evening in a hole […]

News Around Illinois – May 4, 2020

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Illinois Reaches Record High For COVID-19 Tests Performed in 24 Hours CHICAGO – In his daily briefing Sunday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a new record high for COVID-19 tests performed in Illinois in a single day: 19,417. The state is reporting 2,994 new cases, bringing the state total to 61,499. An additional 63 deaths were […]

Gov. Pritzker Announces Modified Stay-At-Home Order: What Is Essential/Prohibited?

CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has extended the state’s stay-at-home order through the month of May. The order includes modifications, however, and includes some phased re-opening of state parks and non-essential businesses with social distancing guidelines. The governor also announced that people will be required to wear face masks in public places where they […]