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Health Department Releases Latest COVID-19 Figures

Health Department Releases Latest COVID-19 Figures

By Todd Wineburner The Livingston County Health Department is reporting 59 positive COVID-19 tests for the period from March 30th to April 5th. There was one fatality during that time frame as well. The total number of fatalities now stands at 81. Overall the county has seen 4,450 positive tests and most of those infected…MORE

Community Forum: Don’t Let Stress Get the Best of You

Community Forum: Don’t Let Stress Get the Best of You

Matt Janus, Wellness Coordinator for OSF St. James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center, talks with Todd Wineburner about April’s designation as National Stress Awareness Month. He also talks about resources that are available if stress is overwhelming. The Community Forum on WJEZ is sponsored by K & S Ford in Fairbury.  MORE

COVID-19 Testing Facility in Livingston County Ceasing Operation

COVID-19 Testing Facility in Livingston County Ceasing Operation

By Todd Wineburner The COVID-19 testing facility at OSF St. James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center will stop providing services after tomorrow (4/3). The drive-thru testing site was a joint operation involving OSF St. James and the Livingston County Health Department. Health department officials say the decision is based on decreasing demand for COVID-19 testing, but…MORE

Community Forum: The Pontiac Area Chamber Can Help New Members Join

Community Forum: The Pontiac Area Chamber Can Help New Members Join

Cathi Coppinger, Director of the Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce, talks with Todd Wineburner about grants that can help new businesses join the chamber, and about the upcoming banquet (which they’re planning to do live and in-person). The Community Forum on WJEZ is sponsored by K & S Ford in Fairbury.MORE

Community Forum: April 6th is Election Day

Community Forum: April 6th is Election Day

Livingston County Clerk Kristy Masching talks with Todd Wineburner about the upcoming elections and about how voters can get the information they need to be a part of it. The Community Forum on WJEZ is sponsored by K & S Ford in Fairbury.MORE

COVID-19 Update from LCHD

COVID-19 Update from LCHD

By Todd Wineburner The latest figures from the Livingston County Health Department say that 41 new cases of COVID-19 infection were reported between March 23rd and 29th. 38 of those cases were county residents and the remaining three were inmates at Pontiac Correctional Center. Those figures bring the total number of positive tests to 4.391.…MORE

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

By Todd Wineburner As of March 26th, Livingston County health officials have administered nearly 14,000 doses of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. That’s according to Health Department Administrator Jackie Dever. Dever says the vaccines present unique challenges because they have a relatively short shelf life and must be used in accordance with a strict…MORE

Community Forum: Positive Energy Flowing Through District 429

Community Forum: Positive Energy Flowing Through District 429

Superintendent Brian Dukes from Pontiac’s District 429 talks with Todd Wineburner about getting the students back into the school and about preparations for pre-school and summer sessions. The Community Forum on WJEZ is sponsored by K & S Ford in Fairbury.MORE