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Some state legislatures are discussing statues and other monuments at the state capitol

(Springfield-jm) -- Illinois Department of Employment Security offices across the state are reopening. As of today, all 18 offices, called American Job Centers, will be open to the public by appointment, says Director Kristin Richards…

 

 

Illinois Department of Employment Security Director Kristin Richards. To make an appointment, call the IDES hotline at: 217-558-0401. You can also start your own job search and find other resources online at: illinois job link dot com.

 

 

(Springfield-jm) -- Nearly 26 thousand new and probable cases of COVID-19 infection are being reported over the past week. There have also been 285 more COVID related deaths. At last count, a little over two thousand patients were in the hospital, and region five in southern Illinois has no ICU beds available, says Governor J-B Pritzker…

 

 

Illinois Governor J-B Pritzker. 61 point 2 percent of Illinoisans age 12 and older are now fully vaccinated. Locally Friday, Vermilion County reported 98 new cases and 1 additional death. Champaign County reported 37 new cases. Ford County reported 43 new cases and 2 additional deaths. Iroquois County did not have a report Friday.

 

 

(Champaign-jm) -- Champaign Police have arrested a Centennial High School student who reportedly displayed a gun inside the school. Police say Pereze Collier reportedly got into a verbal fight with other students on September 8th. Collier was taken to the Champaign County Jail on charges of making a threat to a school building or person. Bond was set at $500,000.

 

 

(Springfield-jm) -- Some state legislatures are discussing statues and other monuments at the state capitol. 106th District State Representative Tom Bennett of Gibson City is one of the members on the committee…

 

 

106th District State Representative Tom Bennett of Gibson City.

 

 

(Rantoul-jm) -- A Rantoul man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling cocaine. Darryl Nelson received the sentence in Champaign County court after pleading guilty to possession with intent to deliver. A search of his home in 2019 uncovered 1.5 pounds of cocaine. A second charge of possession with intent to deliver was dismissed.

 

(Springfield-jm) -- This is National Farm Safety and Health Week. The week kicks off with a message to the public says Illinois Department of Agriculture Spokesperson Krista Lisser…

 

 

Illinois Department of Agriculture Spokesperson Krista Lisser. Lisser says while tractor rollovers are the leading cause of injuries and deaths in the industry, farmers are encouraged to also pay attention to the physical toll the work places on their bodies and the effects of job stress on their mental health.

 

 

(Vermilion County-jm) -- Vermilion County Clerk Cathy Jenkins is announcing nominating petitions for the 2022 general primary election will be available starting January 13th. Filing runs March 7-14. The primary election will take place June 28th.

 

(Undated-jm) -- Area vaccination numbers are lower compared to the state average. 106th District State Representative Tom Bennett of Gibson City talks about the areas numbers…

 

 

106th District State Representative Tom Bennett of Gibson City.

 

 

(Champaign-jm) -- Parkland College trustees approved their FY 22 budget recently and its not all good news. The Champaign based community college is reporting a deficit of $426,000.

 

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