Egyptian Health Department was notified on Friday, July 3, 2020 of a White County resident who has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual, a female in her 20’s, is doing well and in isolation. [Read more...]
Non-emergency closures called off, but motorists should still expect work zones
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that lanes that have been closed for construction will reopen, where possible, for the Fourth of July holiday to minimize travel disruption.
Non-emergency closures will be suspended from 3 p.m. July 2 to 11:59 p.m. July 5.
The following lane closures will remain in place during the holiday weekend. Work zone speed limits will remain in effect where posted. Please buckle up, put your phone down and drive sober. [Read more...]
Once again, Clay County Circuit Court Judge Michael McHaney ruled Governor J.B. Pritzker overstepped his authority in issuing multiple “stay at home” or lockdown orders to address the COVID-19 pandemic. [Read more...]
Illinois Governor Pritzker's foray into the state lockdown experiment was declared by 4th Circuit Judge Michael McHaney to have been unlawful since April 8, 2020, in a Clay County courtroom yesterday afternoon.
Judge Michael McHaney agreed with Rep. Darren Bailey's arguments that the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act (IEMAA) only allowed the governor 30 days after the declaration of a disaster/emergency to exercise mostly unlimited powers. One argument advanced by attorney Thomas DeVore was the law's usage of the word "avert" (a disaster). DeVore said the governor was "managing" the COVID-19 pandemic. [Read more...]
State will disburse federal funding to communities seeking reimbursement for emergency costs beginning in July
SPRINGFIELD - Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today announced the State will expedite a portion of Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) dollars designated for local governments by the federal CARES Act. Through the Local Coronavirus Urgent Remediation Emergency (Local CURE) Support Program, the State will take steps to deploy $250 million to local governments in the coming months. The additional state relief funds will help local governments secure reimbursement on eligible costs associated with the emergency response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. [Read more...]