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CHICAGO – Unsafe sleep is a leading cause of death for children one year old and younger, and while families are spending more time at home together, Illinois DCFS reminds parents of three simple steps they can take to ensure their infants are put to sleep safely. more
LAWRENCEVILLE — The Lawrence County Health Department was notified on Saturday, Aug. 22 that two Lawrence County males have tested positive for COVID-19. The males are aged 21 and 30. more
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) wants to remind local units of governments that while they still must pay prevailing wages for public works projects, a 2019 change in the law means they no longer need to adopt a prevailing wage ordinance or file it with IDOL. more
LAWRENCEVILLE — As residents prepare to celebrate Independence Day on Saturday, July 4, the City of Lawrenceville is reminding those who plan to take part in festivities that state and local ordinances will be enforced in regards to personal use of fireworks. more
LAWRENCEVILLE — Testing in Lawrence County was limited in the first eight weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, but that all changed on May 19. more
VINCENNES — The University of Indianapolis and Vincennes University announced today a transfer agreement establishing a seamless transition for qualifying students between Vincennes University’s Associate of Science in Education with Health Promotion and Health Education Concentration to the University of Indianapolis Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education and Promotion - Accelerated Bachelor’s Program. more
A fourth person has been arrested in the murder of an Olney man. Dale E. Boatman Jr, 32, Olney, was arrested Saturday on three counts of first-degree murder by accountability and one count of … more
MT. VERNON -- At the request of the local government, the State of Illinois has activated a pre-staged alternate housing facility in Jefferson County to meet the identified needs of COVID-19. Jefferson County authorities have indicated a recent spike in positive cases of COVID-19, including more than 17-cases linked to a long-term care facility, will require additional resources to help slow the spread of the virus. more
LAWRENCEVILLE — Lawrenceville businesses may be eligible for $25,000 from the Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program, according to Mayor Don Wagner. In all, the state is making $20 million … more
A Lawrence County teenager drowned in the storm-tossed Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast Saturday. Dakota Pierce, 19, Sumner was pronounced dead in the emergency room of the Destin, Fla., … more
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