The Illinois Department of Public Health announcement Monday that a fourth person in the state has contracted COVID-19, commonly called coronavirus, sent more people to pharmacies and grocery stores in an attempt to protect themselves and their families. Jugs of water and hand sanitizer were hot commodities at area grocery stores on Monday.

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  • Virus crisis ebbs in China, spreads fear across the West
    PARIS – The coronavirus epidemic shifted increasingly westward toward the Middle East, Europe and the U.S. on Tuesday, with governments taking emergency steps to ease shortages of masks and other supplies for front-line doctors and nurses. “We are concerned that countries’ abilities to respond are being compromised by the severe and increasing disruption to the global supply of personal protective equipment, caused by rising demand, hoarding and misuse,” said World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. More
  • Virus spread prompts Fed to slash rates
    WASHINGTON – In a surprise move, the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate by a sizable half-percentage point Tuesday in an effort to support the economy in the face of the spreading coronavirus. Chairman Jerome Powell said at a news conference that the virus “will surely weigh on economic activity both here and abroad for some time.” It was the Fed’s first move since last year, when it reduced its key short-term rate three times. More
  • Sanders wins top prize, California; rival Biden surges nationwide
    WASHINGTON – Bernie Sanders seized victory in Super Tuesday’s biggest prize, California, while a resurgent Joe Biden scored wins in the upper Midwest and African American strongholds in the South, in a dramatic offensive. The two Democrats, lifelong politicians with starkly different visions for America’s future, were battling for delegates as 14 states and one U.S. More
  • Thousands of migrants look for way around shut Greek border
    KASTANIES, Greece – Thousands of migrants and refugees searched for ways to cross Greece’s border with Turkey on Tuesday, as Athens ramped up its diplomatic efforts for help from the European Union to seal off its eastern land and sea frontiers. Turkey has made good on a threat to open its borders for those seeking to cross into Europe. More
  • Elgin restaurant closes abruptly with weddings, events still booked
    Gifford's Kitchen & Social in Elgin closed abruptly this week, leaving in a lurch customers who booked parties, fundraisers and weddings. A steady stream of unhappy people stopped by the restaurant at 2300 Bushwood Drive on Tuesday afternoon after news spread on social media. More
  • Coronavirus (MN): MDH Reports 101 More COVID Deaths, Setting Record
    Minnesota health officials on Friday reported that there were 5,704 additional COVID-19 cases and 101 more deaths as of Wednesday. It’s the first time the state has breached 100 in newly reported ...
    11/27/2020 - 2:15 pm | View Link
  • Coronavirus surges at prison; hospitalized inmate’s family seeks answers
    Norfolk has raised concerns about whether the state is doing enough to protect prisoners, who are double-bunked in dormitory-style buildings that aren’t designed for social distancing, as infections ...
    11/27/2020 - 9:15 am | View Link
  • Arie Luyendyk Jr., Bad Bunny & More Stars Who’ve Tested Positive For Coronavirus
    Despite their best efforts, some of the biggest celebs have contracted COVID-19 — including Arie Luyendyk Jr., Khloe Kardashian, Bad Bunny, Donald Trump Jr., and more.
    11/27/2020 - 8:09 am | View Link
  • Rockland Thanksgiving Gatherings Could Cause Coronavirus Clusters
    Rockland County has nearly 1,400 active cases of the coronavirus, and 65 people are hospitalized, according to county data.
    11/25/2020 - 8:58 am | View Link
  • Coronavirus Family Safety Plans: Protect Your Loved Ones and Help Save America
    Family transmission chains must be broken to win the war on the coronavirus. The essential critical infrastructure ... Recognition of the emergency symptoms, safe transportation to the hospital and ...
    11/24/2020 - 10:07 pm | View Link
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