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Following a decrease in COVID-19 test positivity rates and hospitalizations throughout Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced regions across the state are eligible to move out of Tier 3 mitigations, the strictest tier of Illinois' resurgence mitigation plan, implemented shortly before Thanks…

The Chicago Department of Public Health and Illinois Department of Public Health on Friday announced the first case in Illinois of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 first identified in the United Kingdom. The case was identified by the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine through…

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has activated 250 members of the Illinois National Guard for state active duty in response to the warnings issued this week by the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding threats to state capital cities in the days leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has selected two internal candidates among its three finalists in the search for its first vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion. SIU School of Dental Medicine Chief Diversity Officer, Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inc…

Lewis and Clark Community College is offering a slate of 12-week late-start courses that will give students a second chance at a full schedule beginning in February.

Matthew L. Richardson, 32, of Alton, has been sentenced to 87 months in federal  prison for two counts of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Richardson pleaded  guilty to the charges in August 2020. His prison sentence will be followed by three years of  supervised release.  

Alton’s Nate Keener is running for Alderman because he believes that the people of the Seventh Ward deserve to have a voice in city government, to be regularly updated on issues impacting them, to be treated with respect and given honest answers, and they deserve an alderman who will fight f…