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At the request of the local government, the State of Illinois has activated a pre-staged alternate housing facility in Jefferson County to meet the identified needs of COVID-19.  State officials reported that Jefferson County authorities had indicated a recent spike in positive cases of COVID-19,...
Even though the Anna Head Start center is temporarily closed, the students have been keeping busy at home. Members of the teaching staff have been working with families through a learning app called Class DoJo. A caregiver assists a child in completing certain activities that have been assigned by the classroom teacher. Parents have been sending in pictures of their children doing a variety of activities to keep themselves busy, from planting flowers and pet grooming to rolling out their first batch of dump
As children throughout the region are studying and participating in activities with their classmates online, Southern Seven Head Start students, and their families, are too – and in ways that go beyond the classroom. When schools were closed in March due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic,...
The Illinois Board of Higher Education, Illinois Community College Board and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission are rallying private sources of funding to support grants to meet emergency needs of low-income students at the state’s public colleges and universities.  Illinois public...
Chicago — Based on data from scientists and health experts and after consulting with stakeholders across the state, Governor JB Pritzker announced that he will sign a modified version of the state’s stay at home order that will go into effect on May 1 to continue the life-saving progress made over...
METROPOLIS – As the COVID-19 crisis continues to cause economic hardship for small business owners across the State of Illinois and throughout the United States, members of Southern Illinois’ legislative delegation are endorsing a new Southern Illinois Strong t-shirt fund-raising drive.  State Sen...
The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for their April meeting via a video conference call on Tuesday, April 21. At the meeting, the board announced its decision to cancel all IHSA spring state tournaments. The decision to cancel the spring state tournaments comes in...
Not knowing if the governor’s stay-at-home order will be extended past April 30 or not, members of the Union County Alliance of Churches committee planning the National Day of Prayer event for May 7 have decided that they will not hold the public event this year. At the annual National Day of...
Chicago - Following careful consideration of the science and close consultation with public health leaders and experts in Illinois and across the nation, Governor JB Pritzker announced that in-person learning in schools will not resume during the 2019-2020 school year, with remote learning days to...
In keeping with its mission, Union County Counseling Services Inc. continues to serve clients during the governor’s shelter in place order by using tele-health. The agency’s mission is: “To meet the mental health needs of the community by providing the most effective prevention, early-intervention...
March was yet another wet month in Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky. Temperatures also were above normal in the region, the National Weather Service office in Paducah reported on its website in a March climate summary. Precipitation In Paducah, precipitation has finished...

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