Pritzker: “No matter where in Illinois you call home, as you go about your daily lives, remember that this is not over. There seems to be a COVID storm on the rise. And we have to get prepared.” ... New case counts: 42 in Champaign County, 29 in Douglas, 23 on UI campus, 21 in Vermilion, 11 in Ford ... Come Wednesday, 6 of state's 11 regions will have enhanced mitigation measures, including Regions 4 (Metro East) and 10 (suburban Cook County).

Pritzker: “No matter where in Illinois you call home, as you go about your daily lives, remember that this is not over. There seems to be a COVID storm on the rise. And we have to get prepared.” ... New case counts: 42 in Champaign County, 29 in Douglas, 23 on UI campus, 21 in Vermilion, 11 in Ford ... Come Wednesday, 6 of state's 11 regions will have enhanced mitigation measures, including Regions 4 (Metro East) and 10 (suburban Cook County).

Everything about the race between U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis of Taylorville and Democrat challenger Betsy Dirksen Londrigan of Springfield is close, from the money raised to the polling to the money spent on television advertising.

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'Common sense' judge Tom Difanis leaving Champaign County Courthouse after five decades of service.

63 deaths statewide include Ford County man in 90s ... Seven-day positivity rates hold in Champaign County (0.5%), Region 6 (7.3%), on UI campus (0.2%). State rate jumps from 5.6% to 6.1% ... Rise in Rantoul cases linked to 69-case outbreak at Lincoln's Challenge Academy ... In Champaign County, hospitalizations unchanged (7), active cases down five (301), recovered up 51 (5,523), close contacts in quarantine up 35 (1,082).

 

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