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Two Additional Positive Cases Identified in Whiteside County

Two Additional Positive Cases Identified in Whiteside County

Whiteside County has identified its two additional laboratory confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. One case is an individual in their 60s and the other is an individual in their 30s. The Whiteside County Health Department (WCHD) is working closely with the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH), the individual and healthcare providers to identify quarantine and…

KSB Has One Positive Test, Infected Person From Bureau County

KSB Has One Positive Test, Infected Person From Bureau County

One positive test was produced by KSB Hospital; however, the person who tested positive was from Bureau County. Tracking procedures put in place by KSB and the Lee County Health Department determined that the infected person traveled directly to KSB, only had contact with testing staff in the drive thru testing area and returned to…

Lee County Farm Bureau Joining Effort to Find PPE’s

Lee County Farm Bureau Joining Effort to Find PPE’s

The Lee County Farm Bureau is asking area farmers, grain elevator employees, union laborers, construction companies and anyone else in the industry to donate surplus unused Personal Protection Equipment.  This would be unused masks, gowns, gloves, disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizers. This is park of the F.A.R.M for Health which stands for Farmers and Ranchers…

Lee County State’s Attorney Warns of COVID-19 Scams

Lee County State’s Attorney Warns of COVID-19 Scams

State’s Attorney Charley Boonstra would like to warn community members of scams related to COVID-19. The Attorney General has reported robocalls and fraudulent emails are being transmitted to individuals hoping to get personal information like social security numbers, Medicare beneficiary information, credit card/ bank information, and other sensitive information. These individuals are also calling/emailing and…

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AP Illinois High School Boys Basketball Class 3A/4A All-State Teams

AP Illinois High School Boys Basketball Class 3A/4A All-State Teams

The Illinois Associated Press Class 3A and Class 4A All-State boys’ basketball teams, as voted on by a statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters and compiled by Steve Tappa, formerly of the Moline Dispatch and the Rock Island Argus. Players received five points for a first-team vote and three points for a second-team vote.…

IHSA Releases a FAQ Regarding its Spring Sports Season

IHSA Releases a FAQ Regarding its Spring Sports Season

The IHSA is supportive of the stance taken by the Illinois State Superintendent of Schools that no IHSA member school should organize their teams for any spring sport practices or games while Illinois high schools are closed through March 30. Earlier this week, the IHSA released a list of frequently asked questions that the Association…

AP Illinois High School Boys Basketball Class 1A/2A All-State Teams

AP Illinois High School Boys Basketball Class 1A/2A All-State Teams

The Illinois Associated Press Class 1A and Class 2A All-State boys’ basketball teams as voted on by a statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters and compiled by Steve Tappa. Players received five points for a first-team vote and three points for a second-team vote. Each voter picked a five-player first team and five-player second…

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Coronavirus live updates: FDA gives drugs emergency approval to treat COVID-19

Coronavirus live updates: FDA gives drugs emergency approval to treat COVID-19

narvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 34,000 people across the globe.The new respiratory virus, which causes an illness known officially as COVID-19, has rapidly spread to every continent except Antartica since first emerging in China back in December. There are now more than 723,000 diagnosed…

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How businesses are adapting to a coronavirus pandemic economy

How businesses are adapting to a coronavirus pandemic economy

iStock(NEW YORK) — In just a few weeks, the novel coronavirus outbreak has changed the way thousands of companies operate in an unprecedented manner. As business owners and employees navigate the new normal, here are some of the ways they have adapted to stay operating amid a global pandemic.The COVID-19 outbreak has delivered an indiscriminate…

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La. governor warns state’s health care system could be overwhelmed by early April

La. governor warns state’s health care system could be overwhelmed by early April

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — As Louisiana emerges as a new hotspot in the spread of novel coronavirus, Gov. Jon Bel Edwards said the state now has the third-highest number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in the United States, per capita, in just over a month.”We remain on a trajectory, really to overwhelm our capacity to deliver…

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Coronavirus live updates: FDA gives drugs emergency approval to treat COVID-19

Coronavirus live updates: FDA gives drugs emergency approval to treat COVID-19

narvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 34,000 people across the globe.The new respiratory virus, which causes an illness known officially as COVID-19, has rapidly spread to every continent except Antartica since first emerging in China back in December. There are now more than 723,000 diagnosed…