The event sponsors for the annual 4th of July Fireworks and Hometown Celebration have decided to cancel this year’s event, scheduled for July 3, 2020. The decision is being made in the interest of public health as the organizers continue to work with the State of Illinois to uphold current a…
Six more small businesses in Metropolis will hopefully have much needed grant money heading their way. On Tuesday night, the Metropolis City Council approved six resolutions to support grant applications for the Downstate Small Business Stabilization Grant. Those six businesses are Creations…
SPRINGFIELD — A pair of health care bills expanding telehealth resources during the COVID-19 pandemic passed the Illinois House of Representatives on Saturday — with one passing the Senate and the other not being taken up as lawmakers wrapped up their emergency special session.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has announced his office’s reopening plan — beginning June 2 in Massac County — with the first two months focused on serving only new drivers, customers with expired driver’s licenses/ID cards and vehicle transactions. Currently there are more than 700…
In statements on their department’s Facebook pages, both Massac County Sheriff Chad Kaylor and Massac County State’s Attorney Josh Stratemeyer say the executive order from Gov. JB Pritzker to stay home and not congregate, is unconstitutional.
On Tuesday, the Southern Seven Health Department (S7HD) confirmed another case of the coronavirus in Massac County — a male in his teens. The health department also confirmed the first death in the Southern Seven region — a male in his 80s from Union County.
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. JB Pritzker unveiled a plan Tuesday for the gradual reopening of the state’s economy on a region-by-region basis, but he suggested it could take several months or even a year before the state fully reopens.
With the 2020 Superman Celebration being canceled, many small businesses and restaurants will lose a large portion of revenue they depend on yearly to keep their business going.
Southern Seven Health Department (S7HD) regrets to report the first death of a resident of the Southern Seven region who tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was a male in his 80’s from Union County.
Older Illinoisans are among those most at risk for health complications related to COVID-19. The state’s posture to increase safety, both of residents and our responders, has visually changed the landscape of our state. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), along with partners fro…
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois House Republicans on Monday stepped up their demands that the Pritzker administration release more information about inmates being furloughed or granted early releases from state prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 will leave its mark on the economy for years to come, especially financially. With income taxes put on hold and sales tax figures down in the State of Illinois due to the stay at home orders, Massac Unit One Superintendent Jason Hayes says the next fiscal year (FY) may be financiall…
Massac County residents are reminded that COPE Food Pantry, located at 1013 North Avenue in Metropolis, is open for business during the stay at home orders because of the coronavirus pandemic.
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. JB Pritzker announced last Thursday he is extending Illinois’ stay-at-home order through May 30 with certain modifications taking effect May 1, including opening up state parks, expanding essential businesses and requiring masks in public.
Graduation ceremonies for 2020 high school and college seniors will be like something no one has ever experienced. With stay at home orders in place through the end of May from Gov. JB Pritzker during the worldwide health crisis, all school events have been canceled, including the year-end g…
METROPOLIS – On Thursday, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced a 30-day extension of a disaster declaration beginning May 1 that includes a continuation of most stay-at-home orders. However, the governor also indicated changes are coming to the new order that will allow some Southern Illi…
SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker announced Thursday he is extending Illinois’ stay-at-home order through May 30 with certain modifications taking effect May 1, including opening up state parks, expanding essential businesses and requiring masks in public.
The Paducah Sun and its area weekly newspapers, including the Metropolis Planet, have established the Matching Ad Grant Program — a $250,000 fund — to assist locally-owned businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.
SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers put mental health on center stage Wednesday during a virtual town hall in which medical professionals offered advice to Illinoisans struggling with the mental and emotional pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the COVID-19 crisis continues to cause economic hardship for small business owners across the State of Illinois and throughout the United States, southern Illinois’ legislative delegation are endorsing a new “Southern Illinois Strong” t-shirt fundraising drive. State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-H…
The company says they will be closed for the remainder of the week and will be deep cleaning and sanitizing the area the employee worked.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois ballot eligibility requirements will be loosened for third-party candidates affected this election cycle by state efforts to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic.
To practice social distancing the Massac Count Board of Commissioners moved Tuesday’s meeting to the large conference room in the Courthouse Annex. The board is currently meeting every two weeks, instead of weekly, through the coronavirus pandemic.
While working at a jail may be a demanding job, it’s these transformations that make it well worth it for the men and women who put on a jailer uniform every day, and go to work.
A second coronavirus outbreak could emerge this winter in conjunction with the flu season to make for an even more dire health crisis, the director of the CDC said.
While you can't currently enter the Chick-fil-A in Kentucky Oaks Mall, the location has been offering mobile orders with curbside pickup and delivery through DoorDash since April 6.
One of the biggest challenges in flattening the curve of the coronavirus and COVID-19 is information on where it is spreading and who has it or has had it. Social media, and more specifically Facebook and its 2 billion users, may be able to help.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced 134 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state Tuesday, bringing the state total to 5,941. He also signed two new bills into law allowing license reciprocity for military spouses.
U.S. Rep. David Kustoff represents a large swath of northwest Tennessee. On Tuesday, he talked with Local 6's Todd Faulkner via FaceTime.
Local businesses hope to cash in on new money expected to be added to the federal Paycheck Protection Program.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced that businesses can open back up as early as May 1 to help the state's economy. But businesses are looking at how to open while keeping customers and employees safe.
President Donald Trump said Tuesday his forthcoming executive order barring new immigration will apply only to people seeking green cards, will last 60 days and won't affect workers entering the country on a temporary basis.
Local 6 sat in on a Zoom class with a Crittenden County Middle School teacher to find out how this change is affecting students.
The Senate passed the package by a voice vote, meaning most senators would not need to return to Washington, DC, during the pandemic.
The City of Paducah has created a COVID-19 Wellness Check Program for people to submit applications for wellness calls to be made to City residents. Open the article for a link to the application.
Once the state reopens, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says social distancing, proper hygiene, wearing masks and working from will be more important than ever before.
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Tuesday 1,551 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, including 119 new deaths. Gov. Pritzker also announced the state has secured relief options with 20 private student loan servicers to expand the protections the federal government granted to federal student loan borrowers.
Paducah students will not return to school this academic year, but dates have been set for Paducah Tilghman High School's virtual honors night and commencement ceremonies.