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The restaurant shutdown caused by the pandemic has hurt independent dairies in Illinois and prompted them to revert to practices that faded out in the 1970s and '80s: home delivery.

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Ronald Howard

School closings caused by COVID-19 have pushed nearly all learning online.

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Gov. JB Pritzker on Thursday extended his stay-at-home order for another month, although state parks, golf courses, and more businesses will be able to open with certain restrictions. Face-coverings will also be required in public indoor spaces.

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The coronavirus has ripped away many things from many people, including high school seniors.

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The McLean County Health Department on Thursday reported the county has gone three consecutive days without any new confirmed COVID-19 cases.

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The coronavirus story is developing quickly in Illinois. Here are updates from WGLT's newsroom and our partners at Illinois Public Radio, NPR, and The Associated Press.

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With a week to go before Illinois' stay-at-home order is set to expire, Gov. JB Pritzker said there are some areas the state needs to improve before lifting restrictions.

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The coronavirus story is developing quickly in Illinois. Here are updates from WGLT's newsroom and our partners at Illinois Public Radio, NPR, and The Associated Press.

A lot of people are thinking about vegetable gardens this year to help fight food insecurity.

In this week's episode of WGLT's Grow, listen as Illinois State University's Patrick Murphy and WGLT's Mike McCurdy provide some advice to avoid rookie mistakes.

McLean County COVID-19 cases
McLean County Health Department

McLean County has gone a second consecutive day without any new COVID-19 cases.

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Bridget Caldwell

The McLean County Ag in the Classroom program is finding new ways to engage students since classrooms are closed because of COVID-19.

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While summer and fall enrollments at Heartland Community College are down about 20%, administrators believe those numbers may improve and the college remains financially sound.

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An Illinois State University education professor says the coronavirus has magnified the existing inequities in schools that should have been addressed years ago.

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McLean County government leaders took an additional step Tuesday to streamline an emergency loan program that’s been retooled to help small businesses struggling because of the pandemic.

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Unlike many business sectors idled by the pandemic, grocery store employees are working more than ever.

Jeff Mays has never seen anything like this before.

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The City of Bloomington said pandemic-related workforce changes and different resident behaviors have caused brush and bulk waste to pile up at curbs around town. The public works department said in some parts of town the delay is a week or two.

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McLean County health officials said Tuesday the county had no new cases of COVID-19, continuing a slower rate of infection over the last week.

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Small businesses and nonprofits in central Illinois struggling due to the coronavirus have a new option for loan assistance thanks to a $10 million investment from State Farm.

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The coronavirus story is developing quickly in Illinois. Here are updates from WGLT's newsroom and our partners at Illinois Public Radio, NPR, and The Associated Press.

You can also see (or add to) our list of cancellations, closures, and rescheduled events. Find all of our coverage at WGLT.org/Coronavirus.

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“The city is in a good position, but it’s not in a great position,” City Manager Tim Gleason said Monday night in terms of the city withstanding the economic impact of COVID-19.

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Hospitals aren’t the only parts of the health care industry hurting in Bloomington-Normal.

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Bloomington City Council members signaled by a 5-4 vote Monday night they are not in favor of approving direct payments to people disadvantaged by the pandemic shutdown.

Midwest Food Bank sign
Eric Stock / WGLT

The coronavirus story is developing quickly in Illinois. Here are updates from WGLT's newsroom and our partners at Illinois Public Radio, NPR, and The Associated Press.

You can also see (or add to) our list of cancellations, closures, and rescheduled events. Find all of our coverage at WGLT.org/Coronavirus.

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Even for a marathon runner, Vicente Adame doesn’t know when to quit.

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McLean County’s senior living facilities have so far managed to avoid major coronavirus outbreaks like the ones that have killed many across the country.

McLean County COVID-19 cases
McLean County Health Department

McLean County health officials announced one additional COVID-19 case on Monday, while indicating only one of the county’s 86 patients remains hospitalized.

Nine residents at the Fair Havens Senior Living facility in Decatur have died after contracting COVID-19. So far, all COVID-19 related deaths in Macon County have been residents at the long-term care facility.

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McLean County Health Department

McLean County health officials confirmed two new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, both in children under age 10, while Illinois has surpassed 30,000 cases.

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Illinois National Guard / courtesy

Gov. JB Pritzker’s push this week for expanded testing across Illinois so far hasn’t led to major changes to what’s happening in McLean County.

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College athletic departments are preparing for the return of sports, even though they don't know when that will be or what it might look like in a COVID-19 world.

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