Peoria-area hospitals are currently treating the most patients admitted for COVID-19 in more than two months, while the Tri-County area saw an increase of more than 4,100 vaccine doses administered in the past day.
Lydia Moss Bradley wore many hats during her 91-year life. She was a wife and mother. She was also business savvy, a philanthropist, and a pioneer - serving as the first woman director of First National Bank of Peoria before fulfilling her quest to create the higher education institution now known as Bradley University.
U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Moline, and other Illinois lawmakers have called for townships to be included in federal COVID-19 recovery assistance, and some Peoria-area township officials believe additional funding will help make ends meet.
Tri-County public health officials on Monday reported one new death linked to COVID-19, while the region added more than 5,400 administered vaccine shots and 2,100 fully-dosed residents over the weekend.
The Tri-County area is now past 164,000 administered doses of COVID-19 vaccines and 65,000 fully vaccinated residents, while a Tazewell County man in his 70s became the Tri-County's latest victim linked to the pandemic.
With Election Day less than two weeks away, Peorians will soon be selecting their first new mayor in 16 years, and the two candidates vying for the office have different thoughts on the biggest issues facing the city.
Tri-County health officials on Wednesday reported 167 new COVID-19 cases in the past day, as the region surged past 18% of residents now fully vaccinated and Illinois topped the 5-million mark for administered doses.