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What a Difference Three Weeks Can Make

What a Difference Three Weeks Can Make

According to the Lee County Unified Executive Leadership Team a total of 184 Lee County residents have been tested at KSB Hospital.  54 tests are pending, 130 are negative, 2 are positive, and 6 people remain in quarantine.  16 people were screened Friday through the KSB drive-thru testing and KSB received 1 negative test result. …

Rayovac Center in Dixon Closing in May

Rayovac Center in Dixon Closing in May

Energizer Holdings is closing its battery distribution site in Dixon, laying off 125 employees. Layoffs will begin in May at the Rayovac packaging and distribution center in Dixon, according to a notice filed with the state. The center has been open since 2003 and ships about 11 million cases of batteries each year. In 2018,…

Whiteside and Ogle County Report 2 More COVID-19 Cases Each, One a Child Under 10

Whiteside and Ogle County Report 2 More COVID-19 Cases Each, One a Child Under 10

Whiteside County has identified two additional laboratory confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. One case is in their 50s and one in their 70s. Whiteside County’s current numbers are 14 laboratory confirmed cases. Of laboratory confirmed cases, 2 have recovered and 1 has died with the rest either receiving care or recovering at home. The Ogle…

Lee County Health Dept Director Says Virus Stress Manifested in Some Ugly Ways

Lee County Health Dept Director Says Virus Stress Manifested in Some Ugly Ways

According to Director of the Lee County Health Department Director Cathy Ferguson-Allen, One of the front office staff was yelled at and called names Thursday by a caller because she wouldn’t give him the name and location of the first positive CoVID case in Lee County, because “he needed to take precautions if he was…

KSB Prepares for Possible Surge in COVID-19 Patients

KSB Prepares for Possible Surge in COVID-19 Patients

In KSB Hospitals effort to prepare for a potential COVID-19 surge in our area, 57 beds from the former Maple Crossing at Amboy nursing home were moved to KSB Friday thanks to the efforts of many in the surrounding communities. KSB Board Member, Ray Neisewander III, donated a Raynor Garage Doors semi and driver to…

The Virus Cannot Beat Mother Nature

The Virus Cannot Beat Mother Nature

While COVID-19 make be causing problems in everyone’s daily life, there is one place where the virus does not stand a chance.  Mother Nature is not allowing Corona Virus to slow it down one little bit.  Many people are looking for something to do these days and a good portion is going to Lowell Park. …

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IHSA Releases a FAQ Regarding its Spring Sports Season

IHSA Releases a FAQ Regarding its Spring Sports Season

The IHSA has said that it remains optimistic that it will still be able to conduct a State Tournament this year in spring sports. On Wednesday, the IHSA released on its website a FAQ: SPRING RESUMPTION DATE Q: Are schools ok to resume practice/games on May 1? A: May 1 is the target date, however,…

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…

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US death toll tops 6,000 as global cases cross 1 million

US death toll tops 6,000 as global cases cross 1 million

narvikk/iStoc(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed at least 7,152 people in the United States. With more than 277,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, the U.S. has by far the highest national tally in the world, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. More than 1.09…

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Coronavirus economic updates: US cuts 701K jobs in March, unemployment rate jumps to 4.4%

Coronavirus economic updates: US cuts 701K jobs in March, unemployment rate jumps to 4.4%

Gwengoat/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The coronavirus pandemic has quickly evolved from a health crisis to a financial one, shuttering businesses, upending entire industries and sending financial markets reeling. Here’s the latest news on how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the economy: Markets close out another volatile week The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 350 points…

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White House says it will use $100B to reimburse hospitals to treat uninsured Americans for coronavirus

White House says it will use $100B to reimburse hospitals to treat uninsured Americans for coronavirus

Valeriya/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The White House announced Friday that it plans to designate $100 billion in emergency spending approved by Congress to reimburse hospitals and other health care providers for treating the estimated 28 million people who are uninsured in the United States. The decision comes amid the fast-moving novel coronavirus pandemic that has left many Americans furloughed or fired and without health…

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US death toll tops 6,000 as global cases cross 1 million

US death toll tops 6,000 as global cases cross 1 million

narvikk/iStoc(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed at least 7,152 people in the United States. With more than 277,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, the U.S. has by far the highest national tally in the world, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. More than 1.09…