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Winnebago County virus cases continue to climb

ROCKFORD -- Winnebago County's COVID-19 positivity rate continued to climb Friday as officials reported 84 additional infections. The latest numbers show the county's positivity rate is now 5.4%, two percentage points higher than it was…

State lawmakers push to limit governors’ virus powers

(ROCKFORD ADVOCATE) -- State lawmakers across the country say they are attempting to curb the the power of governors and health officials to implement emergency COVID-19 restrictions like mask mandates and business shutdowns. Lawmakers…

Eight more cases of COVID-19 variant found in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced eight additional cases of the COVID-19 variant, B.1.1.7. Health officials previously announced a single…

COVID-19: Illinois’ positivity rate down to 6%

SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 5,152 cases of COVID-19, including 97 additional deaths, Saturday, Jan. 23. State laboratories processed 110,178 coronavirus swabs over the past 24 hours. The seven-day…