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Governor Says No Plans To Ease Mitigation in Coming Weeks.

November 30, 2020 – Governor JB Pritzker says current COVID-19 restrictions will remain in place for the coming weeks in anticipation of a possible post-Thanksgiving surge. The number of new cases has been declining in some areas of the state for the last few days, but that trend may not hold.  Pritzker says even if…Continue Reading


City of Decatur Asks Customers to Conserve Water

November 30, 2020 – The City of Decatur is asking water customers to reduce their water use due to drought conditions in Lake Decatur. Decatur and Central Illinois have received below-average rainfall since mid-August. This is causing water levels in Lake Decatur to be 1.3 feet below the normal winter level.  According to the City of…Continue Reading

Macon County Health Department

MCHD Urges Residents To Answer Contact Tracing Calls

November 30, 2020 – The Health Department is urging you to answer your phone when a contract tracer is attempting to reach you. In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Macon County Health Department is continuing to conduct thorough case investigations regarding positive cases of COVID-19. While the MCHD is currently…Continue Reading

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IDPH Announces 6,190 Cases of COVID-19; 85 Additional Deaths

November 30, 2020 – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 6,190 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 85 additional deaths. – Cook County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 5 females 60s, 6 males 60s, 12 females 70s, 11 males 70s, 10 females 80s, 13…Continue Reading


New COVID Drive-Thru Testing Site To Open Tuesday

November 30, 2020 – – Crossing Healthcare will begin operating a new drive-thru COVID-19 clinic to help better serve the community.  The new site will allow for better traffic flow as well as protect healthcare workers from the winter elements. The drive-thru clinic will be located on the northwest end of the Crossing Healthcare campus at…Continue Reading


LISTEN: Kevin Breheny Previews Soy City Buzz

November 30, 2020 – Kevin Breheny joined Byers and Co to talk about the holidays with his family, how his experience with COVID-19 has him not taking things for granted, the Todd Garner golf memorial, and a special Soy City Buzz.  Listen to the podcast now!Continue Reading