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A 5th COVID-19 Fatality Reported in Livingston County

A 5th COVID-19 Fatality Reported in Livingston County

By Todd Wineburner A Livingston County man in his 80s has died due to complications from COVID-19 infection. That brings the total number of fatalities in the county to 5. The Livingston County Health Department was notified about the death today, and the same report included four new positive test results. Three of those individuals…MORE

Livingston County COVID-19 Update

Livingston County COVID-19 Update

By Todd Wineburner The Livingston County Health Department says 10 new cases of COVID-19 infection were reported yesterday, bringing the county’s total to 288. Once again, the patients involved include individuals from across the age spectrum with one positive test belonging to a person under the age of 20, and another to person in their…MORE

An Ice Rink is Part of the Plan at Pontiac Parks and Recreation

An Ice Rink is Part of the Plan at Pontiac Parks and Recreation

By Todd Wineburner Pontiac Parks and Recreation Director Taylor Baxter says months of planning are moving forward and the City of Pontiac could have an ice rink in the downtown area soon. Baxter spoke to Todd Wineburner on WJEZ’s Community Forum and said that he and Recreation Supervisor Shannon Harback presented their plans to the…MORE

Public Health Threats Go Beyond COVID-19

Public Health Threats Go Beyond COVID-19

By Todd Wineburner The Livingston County Health Department is monitoring not just COVID-19, but also more traditional public health issues. Donnie Simmons, Director of Environmental Health for the LCHD, says the county’s first rabies-infected bat for 2020 was found recently on Reynolds street in Pontiac. According to Simmons, no people or pets were exposed. Simmons…MORE

21 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Livingston County

21 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Livingston County

By Todd Wineburner 21 new cases of COVID-19 infection were reported to Livingston County Health officials this week. The cases range from  a person under the age of 20 to a couple in their 80s. Most of the cases are recovering in isolation, while the senior couple is hospitalized. The state’s latest reports also indicate…MORE

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Starts Next Week in Livingston County

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Starts Next Week in Livingston County

By Todd Wineburner A cooperative effort between the Livingston County Health Department and OSF St. James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center will provide drive-through testing for COVID-19 starting September 8th. Tests will be conducted between 10 and 1 weekdays in the OSF St. James parking lot. The Medical Center is on the west side of Pontiac…MORE

Illinois American Water Will Be Flushing Water Mains Starting Next Week

Illinois American Water Will Be Flushing Water Mains Starting Next Week

By Todd Wineburner Illinois American Water will be flushing water mains and fire hydrants starting next week, with the work scheduled to continue throughout Livingston County through September 25th. Karen Cotton, Illinois American’s External Affairs Manager, says the flushing of the system is an annual process that removes sediment from the water mains and tests…MORE

COVID-19 Update for 8-28-20

COVID-19 Update for 8-28-20

By Todd Wineburner The Livingston County Health Department says the COVID-19 total stands at 178 in the county. All active cases in the county are recovering in isolation, 156 individuals have completed their isolation, and four people have lost their lives due to the virus. More information about the situation in Livingston County is available…MORE

Barickman Guardedly Optimistic About Returning to “Normal”

Barickman Guardedly Optimistic About Returning to “Normal”

By Todd Wineburner State Senator Jason Barickman says he sees a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, but he goes on to say that the tunnel looks like a long one. Barickman says he’s encouraged by the way teachers, staff members, students, and parents have made their way into the fall of 2020…MORE

COVID-19 Numbers for 8-25-20

COVID-19 Numbers for 8-25-20

By Todd Wineburner The Livingston County Health Department says the number of COVID-19 cases in the county has risen to 172. The latest notification from the state included the names of 9 people who have received a positive diagnosis. 20 cases remain active in the local area. Most are recovering in isolation, but two are…MORE