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Changes Coming to Livingston County WIC Program

Changes Coming to Livingston County WIC Program

By Todd Wineburner On August 17th, Livingston County’s WIC program will stop distributing benefits on paper checks and transition to issuing EBT cards to participating households. According to WIC Coordinator Kathy Kennell, the change should make the program more convenient because a single card will contain the benefits for an entire household. Previously, checks were…MORE

High School Sports Have COVID-Driven Changes

High School Sports Have COVID-Driven Changes

Illinois High School Association officials announced yesterday (7/29) that athletics in the 2020-2021 school year will be significantly rearranged in an effort to provide for student safety. Truncated competition seasons will begin on August 10th, November 16th, February 15th, and May 3rd. Some of the most significant changes involve football, girls volleyball, and boys soccer.…MORE

Positive COVID-19 Reports Continue to Arrive in Livingston County

Positive COVID-19 Reports Continue to Arrive in Livingston County

As of Wednesday (7/29/20), the number of COVID-19 cases reported to the Livingston County Health Department stands at 81. According to LCHD Health Education and Marketing Director Erin Fogarty, the latest cases involve two adult women who are recovering in isolation. The county has received over 4,000 test results. Of the 81 people infected, 68…MORE

Pritzker Announces Plans for 2020-2021 Sports

Pritzker Announces Plans for 2020-2021 Sports

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker Governor J.B. Pritzker has announced a three-tiered regulatory system for sports competitions in Illinois. In a news conference Wednesday afternoon (7/29/20), Pritzker said sports will be grouped according to contact and proximity. The governor outlined a system that defines each activity as low-, medium-, or high-risk. After that general classification, activities…MORE

LCHD Coronavirus Update 7/24/20

LCHD Coronavirus Update 7/24/20

The Livingston County Health Department says another two country residents have tested positive for COVID-19 infection. Health Education and Marketing Director Erin Fogarty says two men in their 20s are the latest reported cases. The two men are recovering in isolation. That brings the county’s COVID-19 cases to a total of 69, with ten cases…MORE

The Pontiac Chamber’s Golf Outing is Still On

The Pontiac Chamber’s Golf Outing is Still On

The Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the Pontiac Elk’s Lodge to present a COVID-19- adjusted golf event to the community. According to Chamber Director Cathi Coppinger, the golf outing will run from August 23rd through the 27th. Registration for the event is handled through the Chamber offices with golf teams setting…MORE

Livingston Workforce Services Has Grant Money Available

Livingston Workforce Services Has Grant Money Available

The Grundy Livingston Kankakee workforce board has made 320,000 dollars available to Livingston Workforce Services for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The money will be used to cover the costs associated with obtaining a certificate or degree that will prepare applicants for employment in one of several growing job fields. GED testing, college tuition,…MORE

July Art Show Continues at the Arts Center

July Art Show Continues at the Arts Center

The July gallery show for the Greater Livingston County Arts Council continues at the Arts Center until the end of the month. Artist Pam Beeson creates images using a technique called “composite photography.” The images on display are digitally created from portions of digital photographs taken at locations throughout the country. The work can be…MORE

July Brings New Cases of COVID-19 to Livingston County

July Brings New Cases of COVID-19 to Livingston County

A young woman in her 20s is one of the latest cases of COVID-19 infection diagnosed in Livingston County. Erin Fogarty, Health Education and Marketing Director for the Livingston County Health Department, says that the state notified county officials about the case on Friday (7/17). The woman is recovering in isolation. Other cases were reported…MORE