Pritzker announces 30-day extension of stay-at-home order

BREAKING Suspension of on-site learning in schools will go through April Gov. JB Pritzker announced that he will sign a 30-day extension of the state’s disaster proclamation on April 1. The disaster proclamation provides the governor the authority to sign additional executive orders, extending the Stay at Home order and suspending on-site learning in K-12…

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Community Development offers list of COVID-19 resources

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Community Development is keeping businesses and individuals who are struggling during the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic informed on available resources. MCCD Administrator Trudy Bodenbach said the state and federal government have rolled out numerous programs to aid those impacted by the virus. She said MCCD will continue to track any new programs…

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Memorial Hospital puts out call for donation of protective equipment

Memorial Hospital has each issued a call for public donations to help with their supply needs as they continue to be the front line of the COVID-19 battle. Memorial’s biggest needs are: Masks of any kind, particularly N95 masks PPE of any kind Clorox/sanitizing wipe Goggles and safety glasses They are also taking homemade masks…

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IMPACT Strategies project manager completes AGCMO Leadership Academy

Justin Eilermann, project manager for Fairview Heights-based IMPACT Strategies, recently completed the AGC of Missouri Leadership Academy. After being nominated by Craig Spidle, director of Construction Operations for IMPACT Strategies, Eilermann was chosen by an AGC selection committee to complete the course. This five-month course consisted of roughly 20 students and was taught by Ken…

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Feed the Community Program helping Edwardsville’s restaurants, residents

A drive intended to help local restaurants and the community’s needy individuals is taking off. Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton today announced the distribution of more than $3,000 in local restaurant gift cards. “Our Feed the Community Program uniquely supports both our residents and our local restaurants,” said Patton. The Feed the Community Program utilizes monetary…

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Latest move adds to Illinois National Guard’s participation in COVID-19 response

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has activated about 60 additional soldiers and airmen in support of COVID-19 response operations. Approximately 50 Soldiers from the 1844th Transportation Company based in East St. Louis, Illinois, will support medical warehouse operations in Central Illinois. Another six service members were activated to work at the State Emergency Operations Center to…

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State gives guidance on mortgage payments, student loan debt, banking

Repossession, evictions on hold during COVID-19 crisis By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation issued guidance for lenders and borrowers Monday regarding debt collection during the COVID-19 pandemic. Evictions are suspended for homes and rental units in Illinois per an executive order by Gov. JB…

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Local courts extend closures through May 22

The chief judge of the 3rd Judicial Circuit Court on Monday issued an order to extend a continuance of all court cases through May 22. Chief Circuit Judge William Mudge issued the following order: Response to COVID-19 Emergency/Impact on Trials – Extension “Pursuant to the Illinois Supreme Court’s March 20, 2020 Order M.R. 30370, In…

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Penn National Gaming furloughs 26,000 starting Wednesday

The chief executive of the parent company for Argosy Casino in Alton and two casinos in the St. Louis market said more than 26,000 workers will be furloughed at Penn National Gaming starting Wednesday. “The past few weeks have been a very stressful time for all of us,” Jay Snowden, president and chief executive officer…

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