Justin Taylor says the larger version of his former restaurant and bar, JT Walker’s Restaurant and Brewery, in downtown Mahomet, will remain closed for good. But the name lives on at his brewery and taproom across the street, where he’s working on plans to open a smaller version of the resta…
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OSF HealthCare plans to raise its minimum wage for the third time in six year starting in September, the Peoria-based Catholic health system announced Friday.
Reported Friday by the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District were four new COVID cases out of 2,738 new tests.
That COVID-19 vaccination won’t just protect you from a potentially deadly disease. It may also be worth up to $1 million in cash or a full-ride college scholarship if you live in Illinois.
The century-old Urbana & Champaign Sanitary District is facing a more than $2.5 million deficit for next year, in part because thousands of customers haven’t paid their bills during the pandemic.
Two Champaign County department heads have suggested some of their employees receive nearly a year’s worth of back premium pay if they worked in person during the pandemic.
“It likely will take years; however, through public health measures and the equitable distribution and deployment of highly effective vaccines ... the virus can be brought under control globally."
Total vaccine doses administered in area counties: Champaign, 194,217 (+201) ... DeWitt, 11,037 (+13) ... Douglas, 12,707 (+42) ... Ford, 10,323 (+5) ... Iroquois, 17,624 (+12) ... Piatt, 13,341 (+17) ... Vermilion, 42,765 (+37).
Friday may have been the first time Champaign County started out the day without any new COVID-19 cases since infections began spreading.
A woman in her 70s was the 153rd Champaign County resident to die of COVID-19, according to Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Administrator Julie Pryde.
Total vaccine doses administered in area counties: Champaign, 192,509 (+944) ... DeWitt, 10,921 (+51) ... Douglas, 12,599 (+42) ... Ford, 10,198 (+16) ... Iroquois, 17,516 (+64) ... Piatt, 13,263 (+85) ... Vermilion, 42,404 (+160).
Total vaccine doses administered in area counties: Champaign, 191,565 (+928) ... DeWitt, 10,870 (+47) ... Douglas, 12,557 (+37) ... Ford, 10,182 (+53) ... Iroquois, 17,452 (+64) ... Piatt, 13,178 (+69) ... Vermilion, 42,244 (+218).
There were 103 active cases in Champaign County, 10 fewer than on Tuesday, according to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.
Total vaccine doses administered in area counties: Champaign, 190,637 (+478) ... DeWitt, 10,823 (+36) ... Douglas, 12,520 (+41) ... Ford, 10,129 (+15) ... Iroquois, 17,388 (+32) ... Piatt, 13,109 (+24) ... Vermilion, 42,026 (+43).
Weighing in: national pandemic authorities Cedric Dark, Keipp Talbot, Megan Ranney, Jennifer Nuzzo, Esther Choo and Steffanie Strathdee.
The city of Champaign is poised to receive $25.3 million in American Rescue Plan money — but how to spend it? The city council will kick off what could be a lengthy process for determining the use of this pandemic relief money at its study session tonight.
Champaign County's active case count now stands at 114 — and dropping — with two C-U ZIP codes down to single digits: 61802/Urbana, 20; 61821/Champaign, 18; Mahomet, 15; 61822/Champaign, 13; Rantoul, 10; 61820/Champaign, 7; 61801/Urbana, 7.
Epivara, a start-up venture at the University of Illinois Research Park, has been awarded a $250,000 National Science Foundation grant to continue research and development for its first product.