In some cases, people with such symptoms as fever and shortness of breath have waited too long to come to Carle Foundation Hospital, said Dr. Karen White, a critical care physician, who has seen a higher percentage of obese people versus those at a healthy weight.

Chancellor: 'One of the biggest issues for us is whether or not there’s going to be football in the fall and whether or not there’s going to be basketball subsequent to that.'

After 27 new cases Monday and 17 Tuesday, Champaign County was back in single digits ... Active cases also down, to 131 ... County hospitalizations: Champaign 7, Douglas 3, Vermilion 2 ... Governor to congressional committee: "In the midst of a global pandemic, states were forced to play some sort of sick 'Hunger Games' game show to save the lives of our people.”

Q: Would it be possible to get an update on what the Public Health District is doing to trace COVID-19 contacts and encourage the public to participate and cooperate in these efforts? If we are going to keep our businesses open, we need to be doing everything we can to identify who has the v…

Gyms were among the businesses that reopened when Illinois hit Phase 4 of its Restore Illinois plan in late June. Some fitness centers offered online classes during the shutdown and outdoor fitness classes during Phase 3. But if you took a break from working out the last few months, you’ll n…

Taylorville Republican Rodney Davis represents the 13th Congressional District of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Work on bridge replacements in northwest Champaign, no fireworks this year at the Champaign Country Club, possibly illegal fireworks sales in Champaign County, the reasons for white tents dotting the University of Illinois campus, UI summer enrollment, traffic congestion in downtown Champaign, cemetery care, Canada geese and more.

15 Champaign County ZIP codes have active cases, 10 of them with more than two. Those include Rantoul’s 61866, which has an area-high 195 cases but just 14 active ... County's 7-day positivity rate up (1.5%), hospitalizations down again (to four) ... Clay County judge: All of Pritzker’s executive orders since April 8 pertaining to the pandemic are void because he exceeded his authority when he used his emergency powers for more than 30 days.

For 35 years, Champaign’s Washington Street neighborhood has been a Fourth of July host with the most, friendly residents of all ages joining together for a festive parade and potluck.

Ma365彩票appt had the most new cases Wednesday (six). ... Of Champaign County's now-890 cases, 761 are recovered and 117 are active. ... Hospitalizations dropped by one, to seven. ... Thirteen new cases have been confirmed this week in Vermilion County, representing close to 20 percent of the 67 total. ... Wednesday's new cases involve a married couple in their 30s and a resident in their 20s.

Ty Newell said infections across the nation are already increasing at a rate of more than 40,000 a day and are on track to grow to 400,000 a day by August if there isn’t a noticeable change in social-distancing practices combined with a reduction in disease-transmission efficiency.

So far, there have been 16 known cases linked to people who were either at the prom event or were in contact with someone who was, said health district Administrator Julie Pryde.

How much value is there in wearing masks? Is an individual who has the virus but is asymptomatic contagious? Was Gov. J.B.  Pritzker's lockdown really worth the devastating economic costs that have been and will be paid? There are lots of opinions, but no undisputed answers for the time being.

American Airlines expects to increase its schedule from a pandemic-low three inbound and outbound flights a day — one each to Chicago O’Hare, Charlotte, N.C., and Dallas/Fort Worth — back to eight in the second week of July.

Queries about a broad roadway in northern Champaign County, birdhouses in Meadowbrook Park, graffiti in Champaign, a permanently closed restaurant, lower gas prices, an overabundance of bunnies, possibly offensive street names and the possibility of Cubs game on TV.