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Boo At The Zoo Coming To Niabi This Weekend

October 29th, 2021
Boo At The Zoo Coming To Niabi This Weekend

Boo At The Zoo is coming to Niabi Zoo this weekend! The annual event takes place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Road, Coal Valley. Come celebrate Halloween by trick-or-treating at Boo at the Zoo! Bring your costume and candy bag and stop by R.I.A.’s booth. The cost of Boo at the Zoo activities is included with the price of your admission ticket. You can purchase tickets online or at the zoo on the day of the event. Link to online ticket purchase here: https://web2.myvscloud.com/wbwsc/ilrockislandcfpwt.wsc/search.html?display=calendar&module=pst&type=Online%20Tickets&interfaceparameter=Webtrac2  Read More

BREAKING: Good News For Illinois Covid Numbers, Could Masks And Restrictions End Soon?

October 13th, 2021
BREAKING: Good News For Illinois Covid Numbers, Could Masks And Restrictions End Soon?

BREAKING NEWS: Good news this week for Illinois covid-19 numbers as Illinois became one of just six states nationwide to move from the high level of covid transmission (the highest) down to the substantial level. The state is now at 95 cases per 100,000 people; the cutoff for substantial is 100 per 100,000. The positive move has prompted speculation that the mask mandate and other restrictions Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker implemented late in the summer as numbers began to surge. “We’re watching to make sure that we’re on a good downward trajectory,” Pritzker said in a press conference. “That’s... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Keeping ALL Mask And Covid Restrictions, When Will Pritzker Lift Them?

October 5th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Keeping ALL Mask And Covid Restrictions, When Will Pritzker Lift Them?

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois won’t be lifting its mask mandate or any other covid restrictions any time soon, Gov. JB Pritzker said in his press conference Monday, adding that the covid numbers need to be “on a good downward trajectory” before he’d even consider removing any of the restrictions. “We’re watching to make sure that we’re on a good downward trajectory,” Pritzker said. “That’s what we were looking for back in May leading into June; it’s what we’re looking for now in order for us to possibly make changes.” Pritzker said the number of ICU beds being... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Covid Numbers Going Down, Why Are Some Schools Closing?

October 4th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Covid Numbers Going Down, Why Are Some Schools Closing?

BREAKING NEWS: New Illinois covid numbers for the past week show modest improvement for the fourth consecutive week, but some schools are closing and going to remote learning and Gov. JB Pritkzer’s mitigations remain in place, with no indication of the mask mandate ending soon. Covid numbers statewide continued to show improvement over the month of September, as the positivity rate for last week, Sept. 27-Oct. 3, dropped to 2.7 percent statewide. The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 18,735 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, along with 236 additional deaths and over 159,000... Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois Keeping Mask Mandates, Could Pritzker Add MORE Restrictions?

September 29th, 2021
BREAKING NEWS: Illinois Keeping Mask Mandates, Could Pritzker Add MORE Restrictions?

BREAKING NEWS: With Illinois covid-19 numbers finally starting to trend in the right direction, will Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker relax any of his mandates and restrictions regarding masks and other measures about the virus? Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady spoke with media today, and was cautious about any removal of mask mandates, and in fact talked about the potential for a return to more restrictions if numbers take a downtown when colder weather sends more people indoors. “First of all, as always, this is the first day we have been back down in this substantial... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Students, Teachers BANNED For Covid By Pritzker Order; Will Your School Be Impacted?

September 22nd, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Students, Teachers BANNED For Covid By Pritzker Order; Will Your School Be Impacted?

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois students, teachers and school staff with confirmed and probable covid-19 infections are now required to be banned from schools and school activities due to an executive order signed by Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker. The executive order, signed late Friday night, states that people are required to remove themselves from schools or school activities if they have covid-19 or knowingly have been in close contact with someone who has the virus. The order states schools must exclude any student or school personnel with confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 for at least 10 days,... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Covid Numbers ‘Going In The Wrong Direction Fast,’ Could Fall Be A Disaster?

September 20th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Covid Numbers 'Going In The Wrong Direction Fast,' Could Fall Be A Disaster?

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois covid-19 numbers are “going in the wrong direction fast, and looking bad for fall,” according to Covid-19 Illinois, a not-for-profit group which presents and analyzes statewide data on the pandemic. The group released its latest analysis for the previous week, two weeks, and month, on Monday. According to Covid-19 Illinois,497 Illinoisans died from Covid-19 in the last 15 days; and 506 in the entire month of August. “Last September before the vaccine, 307 died from Covid-19 in the first 15 days of September, this is a 40% increase this same period,”... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Teachers And School Employees MUST Get A Covid Vaccine Or Test, Starting TODAY

September 20th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Teachers And School Employees MUST Get A Covid Vaccine Or Test, Starting TODAY

BREAKING NEWS: Starting TODAY, Illinois teachers and school employees will be required to get a covid-19 vaccination or submit to weekly testing for covid-19 in order to continue working in the schools. The following e-mail was sent out to Rock Island School District 41 employees today. Variations of the same e-mail have been sent out to other school district employees across the state. Starting Monday, September 20, 2021 all RIMSD employees must be vaccinated OR get a COVID- 19 test each week. Fully vaccinated employees must submit proof by sending a copy of their vaccination card to the District... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Vaccines For Kids Ages 5-11 Coming Soon, How Soon Will They Be Here?

September 10th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Vaccines For Kids Ages 5-11 Coming Soon, How Soon Will They Be Here?

BREAKING NEWS: Vaccines could be available to schoolchildren ages 5-11 throughout Illinois as soon as later this year, according to reports out of Frankfurt, Germany. The company behind the vaccines, BioNTech will be requesting approval for its covid-19 vaccine use in kids 5-11 across the globe over the next few weeks and preparations for a launch are on track, the biotech firm’s two top executives told German newspaper Der Spiegel. “Already over the next few weeks we will file the results of our trial in five to 11 year olds with regulators across the world and will request approval... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Warned Of ‘Significantly Greater Mitigations’ For Covid, How Will They Impact You?

September 7th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Warned Of 'Significantly Greater Mitigations' For Covid, How Will They Impact You?

BREAKING NEWS: As covid numbers continue to spike higher, and officials dread numbers after the bustling Labor Day weekend celebrations, Illinois Gov. JB Pritkzer has warned the state could be hit with “significantly greater mitigations” if the state’s covid metrics continue to slide downward. New covid-19 cases statewide jumped 18.3 percent over the past week, with nearly 6,000 reported today so far alone, according to statistics from Covid-19 Illinois. Nearly every county is now at a ‘warning level’ for Covid-19, and the entirety of Southern Illinois has only one ICU bed... Read More