Hospitalizations For COVID-19 Continue On a Steady Decline

By: Jerry Nowicki JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected]  SPRINGFIELD – Hospitalizations and positivity rates for COVID-19 in Illinois continued on a steady decline Tuesday, decreasing for the 13th straight week. As of Monday night, the state reported 1,488 individuals were in the hospital with COVID-19, including 361 in intensive care unit beds and 172…

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No Day Like A Snow Day!

We asked our social media subscribers to send us some pictures of how they enjoyed the snowstorm last week. Like the snow, the pictures just kept coming! Unfortunately, we couldn’t fit all of them in the paper. Please enjoy our gallery below, and thank you everyone who submitted photos!

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Weather Causing Federal Vaccine Delivery Delays

Illinois proactively orders vaccine in an effort to reduce delay SPRINGFIELD – The federal government has notified all states of COVID-19 vaccine delivery delays across the entire country due to adverse weather and road conditions. To help offset delayed vaccine deliveries, the State of Illinois proactively ordered vaccine to be delivered to its Strategic National Stockpile…

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IDPH Announces 27th Death

Today the Illinois Department of Public Health announced another death in Washington County due to Covid-19, bringing the total number of deaths in the county to 27. The patient was a female in her 90s. Yesterday, Washington County Health Department verified the death IDPH reported on February 8th. The male in his 90’s had been released from isolation at…

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Donald Dreas

Donald Dreas Donald Dreas, 74, of Walnut Hill, passed away Friday, February 5, 2021 at his home. He was born August 6, 1946 in Ashley, the son of Roman Dreas and Clara C. (Kabat) Dreas. He married Clara E. Smith on July 27, 1974 at St. Bruno’s Catholic Church in Pinckneyville and she preceded him…

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IDPH Reports Another Covid Death In Washington County

This morning (2/8) the Illinois Department of Health reported another Covid-19 death in Washington County: a male in his 90’s. Shorty after, Washington County Health Department released an update in which the additional death has not been added. With the amount of data they receive from all over the state, IDPH numbers are not always accurate. However, if IDPH’s…

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Region 4 Moves Into Phase 4

This morning the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced that Region 4 will be moving from Tier 2 mitigations into Phase 4, effective today. Region 4 has been meeting all but one of the requirements to move into the next Tier/Phase of the plan. As of today, Region 4 has met the criteria of at…

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Robert “Bob” Rueter

Mr. Robert “Bob” Rueter of rural Nashville, IL, departed this life at his residence on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 2:51 PM.   He had attained the age of 90 years, 2 months and 2 days. Bob was born on November 26, 1930 in Covington Towhship, Washington County, IL, the son of Edward and Ida…

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WCVW CILA House Project Prep Continues

Nashville City Council voted to donate $10,000 to the Washington County Vocational Workshop CILA House during their January 21st meeting. The donation will go towards the house’s renovation project, in which they are adding four bedrooms, a laundry room, a wheelchair accessible bathroom, and a wheelchair ramp to the first story of the 2-story Victorian…

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