(Springfield-jm) -- The Illinois Supreme Court on Monday amended an Order that extends the temporary stay on residential eviction trials and dispositive motions to September 18. The previous order was set to end on September 1. The change means the eviction moratorium stays in place, which bans landlords from evicting residents from their homes. The amended Order also includes provisions that exempt cases where rental assistance is clearly not viable and there is no reason to delay trial.
(Undated-jm) -- The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting 10,066 new Coronavirus cases and 38 additional deaths since Friday. Locally, Vermilion County reported 85 new cases, including 7 residents who have been reinfected, bringing their total number of cases to 11,478. Iroquois County reported 130 new cases bringing their total to 3,640. Champaign County reported 274 new cases bringing their total to 24,073. Ford County did not have a report.
(Springfield-jm) -- A new state law kicks off a plan to remove all lead pipes in Illinois There are more lead lines bringing water into homes in Illinois than in any other state. The law sets a timetable and requirements for replacing those lines and was sponsored by Senator Melinda Bush of Grayslake…
State Senator Melinda Bush of Grayslake. Too much lead in drinking water can cause behavioral problems and slowed growth in children and can cause premature birth in pregnant women. Besides the positive health effects, Bush says the law will create up to 11 thousand jobs.
(Gibson City-jm) -- An Illinois soldier is finally coming home. Army Private first class Clarence W. Brotherton of Gibson City was killed in World War II. He was unaccounted for until April 23, 2020. Brotherton’s name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at Netherlands American Cemetery, an American Battle Monuments Commission site in Margarten, Netherlands, along with the others still missing from World War II. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for. Brotherton will be buried on September 7 in his hometown.
(Undated-jm) -- Yesterday was the first day of the new mask mandate in Illinois. Ford County Public Health Community Educator Megan Reutter says its not the only new mandate to come from the Governor in recent weeks…
Ford County Public Health Community Educator Megan Reutter.
(Crescent City-jm) -- A Danville woman is dead following a single vehicle accident in Iroquois County. The accident happened on Route 49 at 1350 north south of Crescent City just before 12:30 Monday morning. An unidentified 22 year old female from Danville was pronounced dead at the scene. 3 others were taken to the hospital.
(Hoopeston-jm) -- A Rantoul man was arrested in Hoopeston for burglary and resisting arrest. Hoopeston police say they found 25 year old Daytan Davis in possession of what they believed to be stolen property. When they attempted to stop him, Davis fled on foot. He was apprehended and taken to the Vermilion County Jail.
(Springfield-jm) -- Corn is advancing a little slower than usual as we hear in the weekly crop report. 65 percent of corn is in the dent stage, compared to 68 percent last year. Four percent is mature, behind the norm of 10 percent says Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener…
State Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener. Average statewide topsoil moisture is rated as five percent very short, 20 percent short, 70 percent adequate and five percent surplus. The third cutting of alfalfa hay is now 91 percent complete.
The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at The Garage Community Center in Gilman today from 1-6 pm.
(Springfield-jm) -- The Illinois General Assembly is set to return to Springfield today where they will consider a new maps proposal. This comes after new census data shows the maps approved earlier this year were significantly off. But that’s not the only topic lawmakers could vote on. There’s talk lawmakers could look at revisions to the ethics laws passed in the spring as well as taking up an energy bill.
(Springfield-jm) -- Heading to the store? Make sure you bring your mask. The new indoor mask mandate is now in effect, and includes stores, restaurants, gyms and any other indoor public spaces. It was announced last week, with Illinois Public Health Director Dr Ngozi Ezike saying masks work…
Illinois Public Health Director Dr Ngozi Ezike. Governor J-B Pritkzer says masking is needed to help prevent further spread of the virus, which is again straining hospital resources.
(Paxton-jm) -- The 2021 Paxton Swine n Dine will return in September. Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce President Alan Meyer talks about this year's concert…
Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce President Alan Meyer.
(Mahomet-jm) -- Police are investigating a single vehicle rollover crash near Mahomet Monday morning. The accident happened on Route 150 between county road 125 East and West Oak Street. No injuries were reported.
(Undated-jm) -- Homes in Illinois sold twice as fast in July 2021 as they did last year, continuing a hot market that again drove median sales prices higher even as total statewide sales dipped slightly, according to data from Illinois Realtors. Homes sold an average of 24 days statewide in July 2021, compared to an average of 50 days in July 2020. Statewide home sales in July 2021 totaled 19,196 homes sold, down 1.0 percent from July 2020. The statewide median price in July 2021 was $263,000, up 12.6 percent from $233,500 in July 2020.
(Springfield-jm) -- Corn is advancing a little slower than usual as we hear in the weekly crop report. It was a hot week with temperatures more than six degrees above normal. Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener says 88 percent of corn acres are in the dough stage or beyond…
State Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener. 95 percent of soybeans are setting pods, which is about normal at this time of year. 71 percent of the crop is rated in good to excellent condition. 91 percent of the third cutting of alfalfa is now complete and average statewide topsoil moisture is rated at five percent very short, 20 percent short, 70 percent adequate and five percent surplus.