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CRISIS COMMUNICATION TEAM UPDATE ON COVID-19 CASES IN MACON COUNTY FOR MAY 27

  As of today’s release, the Joint Crisis Communication Team (CCT) reports the following numbers: Since yesterday’s release, we have had two newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19. Therefore, our overall number is 189 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Macon County. We encourage all community members to implement social distancing and face covering best practices to limit the…

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COMPTROLLER MENDOZA SETS RECORD STRAIGHT ON PAY RAISE RUMORS

    BUNKER HILL – Some Illinois lawmakers took to social media this week to disingenuously spread misinformation regarding pay increases for legislators in the state budget approved early Sunday morning, prompting Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza to step in and issue a statement dispelling the falsehood. Now, State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) says some…

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REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE BEGINS ATTEMPT TO REMOVE GOVERNOR PRITZKER FROM OFFICE

  Rep. Allen Skillicorn, R-East Dundee, passes the time looking at his phone during debate on vote-by-mail legislation during the spring legislative session Thursday at the Bank of Springfield Center in Springfield. Skillicorn on Tuesday announced he has formally begun the process of attempting to recall Gov. JB Pritzker from office for his handling of…

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LAND OF LINCOLN CREDIT UNION WILL RE-OPEN LOBBIES ON MAY 29TH

         Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) has announced that all LLCU offices throughout central Illinois will re-open lobbies beginning Friday, May 29th. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, LLCU lobbies have been closed to members and facilities have been operating as drive-up only since March 19th.      On Friday, May 29th, 2020, all LLCU lobbies…

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GOV. PRITZKER RELEASES GUIDELINES FOR BUSINESSES AND WORKPLACES TO SAFELY REOPEN DURING PHASE 3 OF RESTORE ILLINOIS

Guidance Developed by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the Illinois Department of Public Health with Input from Industry Leaders and Business Owners  Springfield – Governor JB Pritzker today released industry-specific guidelines that allow for the safe re-opening of businesses as the state progresses into the next phase of the Restore Illinois…

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ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT ISSUES GUIDELINES FOR RESUMING JUDICIAL BRANCH OPERATIONS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  The Illinois Supreme Court today issued an order and operational guidelines to help courts statewide resume in-person operations and establish procedures for remote hearings. Since mid-March, the state’s courts have been operating under precautionary measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to conduct emergency and essential matters.  This order is effective June…

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