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As Illinois Covid Numbers Drop, Lawsuits And Protests Challenge Mask Mandate

January 25th, 2022
As Illinois Covid Numbers Drop, Lawsuits And Protests Challenge Mask Mandate

UPDATED: With Illinois covid-19 infections, hospitalizations and average numbers dropping to new lows across the board, state residents are calling for an end to the statewide mask mandate and other restrictions, with some protesting and suing to end them — particularly in schools. The latest numbers from the Illinois Department of Public Health continue the trend over the past week of showing dipping cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, seeming to confirm what some officials have said, that the omicron surge has passed. “Over the last two years, I’ve said over and over that you don’t... Read More

Illinois Covid Cases Plummet To New Low; Protests, Lawsuits Start To End Mask Mandate

January 25th, 2022
Illinois Covid Cases Plummet To New Low; Protests, Lawsuits Start To End Mask Mandate

As Illinois covid numbers plummet to new lows across the board, state residents are calling for an end to the statewide mask mandate and other restrictions, with some protesting and suing to end them — particularly in schools. The latest numbers from the Illinois Department of Public Health continue the trend over the past week of showing dipping cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, seeming to confirm what some officials have said, that the omicron surge has passed. There are 5,238 people are hospitalized with covid statewide, the lowest number since December 27, according to IDPH numbers... Read More

New Quad Cities Community Foundation estate gift will promote a bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly community

January 25th, 2022
New Quad Cities Community Foundation estate gift will promote a bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly community

Like many American children, Dean and Deb Mathias learned to ride bikes at an early age. Unlike most, however, the couple has cultivated that rite of passage into an enduring passion—one that has introduced them to lifelong friends, been shared with multiple family generations, taken them all over the globe, and guided them to give back to their community. Today, Deb and Dean are two of the biggest champions of bicycling and recreation in the Quad Cities. Deb is secretary of the Quad Cities Bicycle Club, while Dean sits on multiple local committees, advocating for projects that enhance the region’s... Read More

Genesis Releases Latest Covid Numbers For Quad-Cities Cases

January 25th, 2022
Genesis Releases Latest Covid Numbers For Quad-Cities Cases

Genesis Health System has released its latest covid numbers for cases and hospitalizations in and around the Quad-Cities. The numbers are as follows: Genesis Medical Centers have 62 COVID-19 hospital patients today (Monday) Jan. 24 *   Davenport @ 44 POS Silvis @ 16 POS DeWitt @ 0 POS JCRC   @ 1 POS Aledo  @ 1 POS TOTAL @ 62 COVID PATIENTS IN ICU Davenport @ 9 Silvis @ 5 TOTAL @ 14 AGE RANGE OF HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS 0-19 = 2 20-29 = 1 30-39 = 4 40-49 = 2 50-59 = 7 60-69 = 11 70-79 = 18 80+ = 17 TOTAL = 62 Symptomatic 7-day positive rate = 39.42%  Read More

Illinois Covid Numbers Drop Heavily; When Will Pritzker Drop Mask Mandate?

January 24th, 2022
While 57 percent of the U.S. population (age 18+) has been fully vaccinated, just 39 percent of those between 18 and 24 have been.

Illinois covid numbers slid down heavily, but officials say restrictions will still remain and the mask mandate is staying in place, prompting some Illinois residents to wonder when the restrictions will finally be lifted. On the side of good news, the number of cases, hospitalizations, and fatalities is continuing to move downwards, although to put things into perspective, the numbers remain high overall. Illinois Department of Public Health reported 9,462 new COVID cases — down heavily from last week’s averages over 20,000 a day — and 81 related deaths Monday. The seven-day... Read More

Get Fit Every Sunday On The Skybridge

January 22nd, 2022
Get Fit Every Sunday On The Skybridge

Get Fit on the Davenport Sky Bridge! Free fitness every Sunday at 9am. Beat those winter blues, keep those cold muscles active and share a smile or a high 5 with some great people! There is about 50 mins tonwalk, jog run, climb stairs, shake your hips with Zumba and so much more! Positive quotes are hung throughout the course that you go at your own pace at. At the end we draw for prizes thanks to local businesses donating ever week! Wear layers it gets warm inside, water available, and a great playlist!  Read More

Illinois Begins Evictions Again, But Project NOW Can Help Residents Stay In Their Homes

January 20th, 2022
Illinois Begins Evictions Again, But Project NOW Can Help Residents Stay In Their Homes

Project NOW has partnered with the 14th Judicial Circuit in Rock Island County, the Rock Island County Bar Association, Prairie State Legal Services, Inc., and the Salvation Army to develop an Eviction Diversion Program (EDP) which has been operating for months. The goal of the program is to keep tenants housed while ensuring that small business owners are reimbursed back rent. There is $1.3 million dollars available for tenants and property owners from Project NOW. All tenants and property owners are encouraged to apply for rental assistance as soon as possible as there is a delay in the processing... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Covid Numbers ‘Past Peak,’ Pritzker Says; Mask Mandate Ending Soon?

January 20th, 2022
BREAKING: Illinois Covid Numbers 'Past Peak,' Pritzker Says; Mask Mandate Ending Soon?

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois covid numbers appear to have peaked and are on the decline, Gov. JB Pritzker and other officials are saying the state’s numbers are headed in the right direction, and some are speculating on when all the restrictions — from the mask mandate to vaccine and test proof to enter businesses — are going to finally be lifted. Some are wondering if Pritzker will soon be lifting the mask mandate or pushing for the lifting of any of the other mandates regionally applied in the state, including the proof of vaccination or test restriction imposed by Chicago and Cook... Read More

Illinois Covid Numbers Declining; Could Mask Mandate And Restrictions Be Removed Soon?

January 18th, 2022
Illinois Covid Numbers Declining; Could Mask Mandate And Restrictions Be Removed Soon?

BREAKING NEWS: Illinois covid numbers, while still high, are on the decline, prompting speculation as to whether the statewide mask mandate could be removed in the coming months if numbers continue to fall. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, there were 20,483 new confirmed and probable cases of covid-19 reported in the last 24 hours statewide, with 36 new deaths. The state is averaging 27,795 new cases of covid per day, a 14.4 percent reduction from the high of 32,501 daily cases on Jan. 12, according to IDPH data. The state’s positivity rate on all tests currently stands... Read More

Western Illinois University Releases Spring 2022 Updated COVID-19 Policies, Procedures

January 16th, 2022
Western Illinois University Releases Spring 2022 Updated COVID-19 Policies, Procedures

NOTE: The plan outlined below contains essential, detailed information that all faculty, staff and students must know before returning to WIU, and upon their return to WIU’s Macomb and Quad Cities campuses. Please take time to read through this document carefully to become familiar with all requirements and protocols in order to comply. Visit wiu.edu/coronavirus for more information, including FAQs. MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — As Western Illinois University plans to resume the traditional in-person experience beginning Jan. 18, 2022, to help ensure the health and safety of the members of University... Read More