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The DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department announced today (April 3) that a total of 72 people have been tested for COVID-19 in the two-county area. Of those, 64 have come back negative, 6 results are pending, and two cases have been confirmed. Those were announced on Thursday, one for eac…

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Local health officials announced today that two area individuals have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. “We continue to gather details from these individuals to understand their exposure better and who they may have been in contact with,” said David Remmert, Administrator for the DeWit…

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There may be one, small, sliver of a silver lining to Illinois school buildings being closed due to COVID-19 concerns.

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When the University of South Carolina Aiken announced closing campus because of the coronavirus epidemic, Monticello graduate Mia Maupin had to make a quick decision about where she would live for the next three weeks.

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The Journal-Republican asked for people to log their time in isolation and share it with our readers. Stepping up was Monticello High School sophomore Clara Rudolph.

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The University of Illinois announces additional, general subject webinars to the public in April.

Officials at the University of Illinois and Allerton Park reopened the trails on the South side of Allerton on March 27. Guests should approach the Main (Allerton Road) Entrance to access the six miles of trail, consisting of the Schroth Trail and the McDonald Family Trails.

Americans of all ages are experiencing increased social isolation and loneliness in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.According to the National Institute on Aging, nearly 14 million older adults in the U.S. live alone and are especially vulnerable during this time. Their research has linked s…

Cerro Gordo, is a tiny village about 15 minutes outside of Decatur. Population: 1,339. Many students attend Cerro Gordo schools from preschool to high school graduation.