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Health Department Programs Returning to Pre-COVID Operation

Health Department Programs Returning to Pre-COVID Operation

By Todd Wineburner In response to guidelines issued recently by the state of Illinois, the Livingston County Health Department is restoring home visitation programs to pre-COVID status. Seniors who are involved with the Community Care Program will once again be able to have in-home visits. Individuals or families who have young children or who are…MORE

COVID-19 Update: More Cases Identified in Livingston County

COVID-19 Update: More Cases Identified in Livingston County

by Todd Wineburner In its latest report, the Livingston County Health Department says nine county residents and one inmate at Pontiac Correctional Center have been diagnosed with COVID-19 infection. Those numbers reflect tests performed between June 29th and July 12th. Over the course of the pandemic, Livingston County has officially seen 4,913 cases of COVID-19…MORE

New COVID Cases Reported; New Vaccine Clinics Available

New COVID Cases Reported; New Vaccine Clinics Available

By Todd Wineburner The Livingston County Health Department is reporting 62 new positive tests for COVID-19 infection for the period of April 20th through the 26th. All of the positive tests in the latest figures came from county residents. That leaves the fatality rate unchanged at 84, and raises the total number of positive tests…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

Community Forum: Drakkar Needs a Forever Home

Community Forum: Drakkar Needs a Forever Home

Drakkar is the latest Pet of the Week from the Livingston County Humane Society. Lydia Ward has more details about this Great Dane mix who’s named after a cologne. The Community Forum on WJEZ is sponsored by K & S Ford in Fairbury.MORE

COVID-19 Update: Numbers Continue to Increase

COVID-19 Update: Numbers Continue to Increase

By Todd Wineburner The Livingston County Health Department says that between March 2nd and 8th, 62 new cases of COVID-19 infection have been reported. During that same period, two more individuals lost their lives to complications of the disease. The two deaths raise the county’s toll to 80. Other statistics can be found at the…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

Almost 70 New COVID-19 Infections Reported Monday

Almost 70 New COVID-19 Infections Reported Monday

By Todd Wineburner The latest report from the Livingston County Health Department says 67 new cases of COVID-19 infection have been added to the totals. Another county resident is reported as a fatality, as well. Over 3000 positive COVID-19 tests have been recorded in Livingston County over the course of the pandemic. Of those, 142…MORE