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Hardin County Vote By Mail applications mailed out later than expected

A few weeks ago, Hardin County Clerk Jill Cowsert announced Vote By Mail application were mailed out to all who voted in at least one election held in the last three years (2018 General, 2019 Consolidated, or 2020 Primary). Liberty, a company her office uses for election equipment and services, reported that those applications were…

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11 Illinois Counties at Warning Level for Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 11 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  A county enters a warning level when it experiences an increase in two or more COVID-19 risk indicators from the state’s COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigation plan. Eleven counties are…

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Four Illinois Counties at Warning Level for Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported four counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). A county enters a warning level when two or more COVID-19 risk indicators that measure the amount of COVID-19 increase. Four counties are currently reported at a…

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Hardin County School Frequently Asked Questions

Hardin County School, Elizabethtown, IL  Frequently Asked Questions   What will the first few weeks look like? Will we start remote, hybrid, or all in school? The decision is dependent on the specific state of the outbreak as we approach August 3rd. We will present our current planning for the first weeks of school at…

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State employment agency hit in nationwide fraud scheme

  IDES says federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program is ripe for abuse   By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected]   SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security said Wednesday it has been affected by a nationwide fraud scheme involving the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program. That program, enacted as part of the federal…

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4th and 5th cases of COVID-19 reported in Hardin County

7/16/20 – S7HD COVID-19 Update for the Southern Seven Region   Southern Seven Health Department (S7HD) reports 0 new recovered cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Seven region.  Currently, there are 244 individuals from the Southern Seven region who have recovered since the start of the pandemic in the United States.   Southern Seven confirms…

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3rd reported COVID cases for Hardin County; 1 recovered, 2 active

7/15/20 – S7HD COVID-19 Update for the Southern Seven Region   Southern Seven Health Department (S7HD) reports 0 new recovered cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Seven region.  Currently, there are 244 individuals from the Southern Seven region who have recovered since the start of the pandemic in the United States.   Southern Seven confirms…

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