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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 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

Kewanee Hog Days Bringing The Fun In This Weekend!

September 2nd, 2021
Kewanee Hog Days Bringing The Fun In This Weekend!

Kewanee Hog Days starts TOMORROW and runs through Monday! The Spotlight is on Saturday, Sept. 4! This day is huge with entertainment! We start the day with the Kewanee Library Book Sale. Then go right into the Senior Citizens Hog Days Breakfast! For all you runners and walkers, you won’t want to miss the Hog Days Stampede! A great event every year! Ryan’s Round Barn is giving tours and stop by Hill Church for a Kids Carnival! The World’s Largest Outdoor Pork BBQ kicks off at 11:00 A.M. and runs through 9:00 P.M.! Stop down or “drive-through” our newest... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois High Schools Stopping Sports Seasons, What’s Next?

September 1st, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois High Schools Stopping Sports Seasons, What's Next?

BREAKING NEWS: Some Illinois High Schools in western Illinois have put their sports seasons on pause due to the virulent outbreak of the covid-19 delta variant in their districts. Mercer County School District 404 in western Illinois sent out a letter to parents today saying they were pausing all practices and competitions for high school sports “while we implement outbreak protocols” regarding the massive spread of the delta variant within their schools and districts. “Due to the number of positive cases at Mercer County High School, our football, volleyball, and cheer squads... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Expanding Mental Health Care Programs For Farmers, What Will The Impact Be?

August 31st, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Expanding Mental Health Care Programs For Farmers, What Will The Impact Be?

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois is expanding mental health programs for farmers and those working in agricultural programs, Gov. JB Pritzker announced this morning at the Illinois Farm Progress Show, the nation’s largest outdoor farm event. Farmers’ mental health is being addressed and helped by the new program, which is especially crucial during the spiking covid-19 pandemic, Pritzker said. “No industry merges innovation and tradition quite like this one,” Pritkzer said, “and doing so while maintaining sustenance, which is integral for our communities. That is no small responsibility... Read More

Illinois’ New Mask Rules And Covid Restrictions Begin TODAY, Here’s What You Need To Know

August 30th, 2021
Illinois' New Mask Rules And Covid Restrictions Begin TODAY, Here's What You Need To Know

Illinois is back under statewide restrictions TODAY in response to rising covid-19 numbers. What do Illinois residents need to know about the restrictions, and how could there possibly be MORE restrictions coming in the future? Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced last week that beginning today, there would be new statewide restrictions to attempt to stop the spread of the virulent new delta variant, particularly among unvaccinated people, who have been hit particularly hard by it. “Nearly all Illinoisans who are hospitalized are those who are unvaccinated. From January to July, 98 percent... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Hit With New Covid-19 Restrictions, More Could Be On The Way

August 26th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Hit With New Covid-19 Restrictions, More Could Be On The Way

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois is bringing back a statewide indoor mask mandate starting Monday, a vaccine mandate for all school employees in P-12 and all employees and students in higher education facilities statewide, and other restrictions, Gov. JB Pritzker said in his press conference this morning. The mask mandate applies to anyone over the age of two, regardless of vaccination status, echoing the same mask mandate brought back to Chicago two weeks ago, and to Cook County surrounding Chicagoland last week. All educational system and healthcare system employees will be mandated to get the covid-19... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Overhauls Mental Health Care And 9-1-1 Policy, What Does It Mean For You?

August 25th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Overhauls Mental Health Care And 9-1-1 Policy, What Does It Mean For You?

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed into law today sweeping new programs to overhaul the state’s mental health care system, including groundbreaking new laws regarding sending mental health professionals to 9-1-1 and 9-8-8 calls. Under the new law, the Community Emergency Services And Support Act, Illinois is just the third state in the nation to now require insurance to cover mental health disorders and substance abuse issues. It also requires officials receiving 9-1-1 and 9-8-8 calls involving mental health issues to include not just a police response but response from a... Read More

BREAKING: Quad-Cities Evictions Halted: CDC Stops Evictions In Areas With ‘Substantial’ And ‘High’ Covid Transmission

August 5th, 2021
BREAKING: Quad-Cities Evictions Halted: CDC Stops Evictions In Areas With 'Substantial' And 'High' Covid Transmission

BREAKING NEWS: Quad-Citians worried about the expiring eviction order at the end of July got a reprieve today from the CDC, which issued an order halting all evictions in areas of “substantial” and “high” covid transmission rates until at least October. Rock Island County is in the “substantial” zone and Scott County is in the “high” zone, meaning the entire Quad-Cities area and surrounding rural areas are covered. The CDC released the following statement today: CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky today signed an order determining the evictions of... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Students P-12 Required To Wear Masks For School, Indoor Activities

August 4th, 2021
BREAKING: Illinois Students P-12 Required To Wear Masks For School, Indoor Activities

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois students preschool through 12 will be required to wear masks during school and indoor sports and activities, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker just announced. As previously reported on QuadCities.com, during an online press conference this afternoon, the governor announced that due to spiking covid rates, especially among unvaccinated people, there would be a return to some covid mitigations in Illinois. Pritzker announced the following mitigations will take place: Masks will be required in all preschool through grade 12 schools, daycares, and indoor sports. There will be no mask... Read More