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Iroquois County Public Health Department officials said early Saturday evening that two more Iroquois County residents have tested positive for novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19.

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With the rise in COVID-19 cases growing throughout the county and surrounding areas, many local churches, if not all, are looking to expand their services into a broader online platform while the need for social distancing and self-quarantining are still in place.

In an effort to provide a coordinated philanthropic response to the current COVID-19 health and economic crisis, the United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties and the Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley have launched the Kankakee & Iroquois Counties COVID-19 Community Respon…

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Fountain County, Indiana — One Indiana family wanted to get the word out to ease some people’s minds on where one case of COVID-19 has been, and the family wants to warn everyone that the measures which have been put into place are for the public’s safety.

Watseka Police responded to a report of a telephone harassment in the 400 block of N. Fifth St. at 10:18 a.m. on March 27.

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Editor’s Note: Since this story was written Thursday, March 26, the Iroquois County Public Health Department issued a press release March 27 saying a second man has been confirmed as a positive COVID-19 case. The Times-Republic will update our website and stories as information comes availab…

The regular March meeting of the city council was called to order by Mayor Rick Theesfeld. Council responding to roll call were Mike McGehee, Randy Eimen, Bill Kraft, John Elliott, Darrel Bachman, and Steve Fancher aye. Clerk Susan Morris and Treasurer Sheila Johnson were also present.

Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD) would like to report that, at the time of this press release, there are no laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iroquois County. All test results received thus far have been negative.

Washington, DC – After Leader McConnell (R-KY) released the Senate’s text of the CARES Act, the third legislative package on the coronavirus relief effort, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) sent a letter to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and Whip Steve Scalise asking for specific pr…

Watseka – The public forum scheduled for April 2 to present the City of Watseka’s Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan for review and comment has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak and Executive Oder 2020-10 which prohibits any gathering of more than 10 people through April 7, according …

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These are trying times for everyone, and Dr. Dennis Hopkins wants people to know that we will get through these difficult days with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With thousands of college athletes forced to evacuate universities across the country and return to their homes in response to the growing coronavirus pandemic, athletic departments have been seeking ways to provide support for them. Without access to weight rooms, training tables and nutrition centers, athletes are using anything available to help them maintain their fitness level and mental ...

SAN DIEGO - The Navy captain who was removed from command of the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. The New York Times reported on Sunday that Capt. Brett E. Crozier, fired from his post last week, had tested positive, citing two Naval Academy classmates of Crozier's who are close to him and his family. A Navy spokesman ...

SAN DIEGO - In the days after the March 3 primary, Democratic political insiders met to socialize and organize for what was expected to be a bruising November contest. They were unaware that a far more formidable opponent was already in their midst. Chula Vista City Councilman Steve Padilla was the first among his political circle to announce he had fallen ill with the novel coronavirus that ...

The president called a meeting of sports executives. So there was a meeting. And the president said after the meeting he wants fans back at games in August. So did everyone else on the teleconference, no doubt. "They want to get back," President Trump said of the leaders of 12 American sports leagues in the meeting Saturday. "They gotta get back. They can't do this. Their sports weren't ...