More than half the state’s elected County Sheriffs have announced their exit from the profession since passage of the Safe-T Act, according to Spain. Most cited the attacks by politicians on law enforcement.
OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg has established a hotline for receiving calls of Cottage Hospital-Clinic patients who want to transfer their care. The hotline number is 309-344-9438.
Those who test positive will receive a text message from IDPH and individuals must answer to the text to opt into the state contact tracing system to receive a return to work letter, according to the Peoria City/County Health Department.
On Monday, December 27, the CDC updated its recommendation to decrease isolation for people who test positive from 10 days to 5 days if they do not have symptoms (may include fever, chills, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, body aches, loss of taste and/or smell) but must continue to mask for 5 days after isolation ends.
All Secretary of State departments and driver services facilities will be closed for in-person transactions beginning January 3 until January 17.Offices will reopen January 18, according to a release.Secretary of State Jesse White is encouraging the public to visit ilsos.gov for online services.