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COVID-19 Update: Last Week Ends with 2 Deaths, 89 New Cases

COVID-19 Update: Last Week Ends with 2 Deaths, 89 New Cases

By Todd Wineburner As last week ended, there were 89 new cases of COVID-19 infection reported–two at Pontiac Correctional Center and the rest in the communities of Livingston County. Last week also saw the fatality count increase by 2 as well. That brings the number of active cases in the county to 236. 65 people…MORE

Community Forum: Barickman Displeased with Law Enforcement Bill

Community Forum: Barickman Displeased with Law Enforcement Bill

State Senator Jason Barickman talks with Todd Wineburner about the lame duck session of the Illinois General Assembly. Law Enforcement reforms moved to the governor’s desk but Barickman says the bill is plagued by problems. The Community Forum on WJEZ is sponsored by K & S Ford in Fairbury.MORE

COVID-19 Update: 20 New Infections Reported Wednesday

COVID-19 Update: 20 New Infections Reported Wednesday

By Todd Wineburner The latest report from the Livingston County Health Department shows one new COVID-19 patient at the Pontiac Correctional Center as well as 19 others living in the county. That brings the number of active cases in the area to 206. Fatalities from the pandemic remain at 63. Appointments for drive-through COVID-19 testing…MORE

COVID-19 Update: 64 New Cases Reported

COVID-19 Update: 64 New Cases Reported

By Todd Wineburner Coronavirus infection rates in Livingston County are showing no signs of slowing down as the latest report shows 64 new cases. The Livingston County Health Department says that raises the number of active cases in the area to 198. 3,653 people have been diagnosed with the disease and the majority have completed…MORE

Community Forum: State Representative Tom Bennett

Community Forum: State Representative Tom Bennett

State Representative Tom Bennett talks with Todd Wineburner about the lame duck session and about a particular piece of legislation that’s prompting debate. The Community Forum on WJEZ is sponsored by K & S Ford in Fairbury.MORE

COVID-19: Last Week Ended with 49 New Cases

COVID-19: Last Week Ended with 49 New Cases

By Todd Wineburner 49 new positive COVID-19 tests were reported to the Livingston County Health Department last week, raising the county’s total to 3,589. Most of the people who’ve tested positive for the virus have completed their isolation and are considered recovered, but there are still 239 active cases. 63 people have lost their lives…MORE