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A county-by-county look at lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Southern Illinois, updated daily.
Increasing cases of COVID-19 across Southern Illinois have prompted some local hospitals to revise their visitation policies.
SIU avoided known large-scale outbreaks related to its university community like those that have made headlines in other college towns.
Illinois reported another 126 COVID-19-related deaths Friday as Tier 3 mitigations took effect statewide and virus-related hospitalizations continued to increase.
The Illinois Supreme Court has struck down the city of Sparta's policy that partly evaluates police officers on the number of citations officers issue, finding it violates an Illinois law prohibiting ticket quotas.