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DEATHS DUE TO COVID-19 NEAR 100 IN ILLINOIS

DEATHS DUE TO COVID-19 NEAR 100 IN ILLINOIS

The state announced 937 new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Tuesday afternoon including 26 more deaths bringing the total number of fatalities to 99 and the overall Illinois cases to 5,994. These updates come on the heels of 461 new cases in the state on Monday and more than 1100 positive tests announced…read more

Coronavirus stimulus money set to begin going out at the end of April

Coronavirus stimulus money set to begin going out at the end of April

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Corona virus stimulus money, up to $3,400 per household for a family of four, is expected to go out by late April. Tax specialist Laura Hipes of Ottawa, Illinois says if you get Social Security or have filed an income tax return in the last couple years and the IRS can still…read more

Ameren Illinois Taking Precautionary Measures in Response to COVID-19

Ameren Illinois Taking Precautionary Measures in Response to COVID-19

ILLINOIS — During uncertain times like today, utilities are essential to keep some kind of normalcy in our lives. Like most other businesses, Ameren Illinois is taking steps to protect workers and strengthening the power grid during the COVID-19 outbreak. Richard Mark is the President and Chairman of Ameren Illinois. He says they understand the…read more

SBA and SNAP benefit under economic stimulus bill

SBA and SNAP benefit under economic stimulus bill

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Included in the recently approved economic stimulus bill is additional funding for the Small Business Administration. That money will benefit companies with less than 500 employees. The bill also includes more dollars for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP. That’s Illinois Farm Bureau’s Mark Gebhards. He anticipates there could be an…read more

POTUS EXTENDS NATIONWIDE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES

POTUS EXTENDS NATIONWIDE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES

(WITHERS BROADCASTING) — President Donald Trump announced Sunday that he would extend nationwide social distancing guidelines through the end of April amid growing COVID-19 confirmed cases and deaths across the United States.The original guidelines were set to expire this week. In Illinois, there were almost 4,600 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Sunday afternoon. 65 people in the state have…read more

House passes $2.2T rescue package, rushes it to Trump

House passes $2.2T rescue package, rushes it to Trump

AP — The House has approved a $2.2 trillion rescue package, rushing it to President Donald Trump for his signature. The measure tosses a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic. The House approved the sweeping measure by a voice vote, as strong majorities of both…read more

Dr. Ezike Acknowledges Emotional Toll – Coronavirus Case Number Update

Dr. Ezike Acknowledges Emotional Toll – Coronavirus Case Number Update

SPRINGFIELD, IL (RFD) — For weeks now the Governor and Director of Public Health have held daily briefings on the spread of COVID-19 around Illinois. Dr. Ngozi Ezike has given daily updates on the numbers of infected, accounted for, and when needed, the number of people who have died from the virus. That number has…read more

IL Tax Day Pushed to July 15th

IL Tax Day Pushed to July 15th

ILLINOIS (RFD) — With plenty to worry about right now don’t let filing out your taxes in a less than a month be one of them says Governor JB Pritzker. Already more than 3.4 million people have filed their taxes in the state. If you want to file early the Illinois Department of Revenue will…read more

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