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Bradley University's COVID-19 positivity rate fell nearly by half as it comes out of a two-week, all-student quarantine.

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Nearly seven months of coping with lives upended by the COVID-19 pandemic have left many people on edge.

Bradley University is lifting the all-student quarantine on Wednesday, but many COVID-19-related restrictions will remain in place.

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The Bleeding and Clotting Disorders Institute will soon call home the former Midstate College campus.

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About 4,000 University of Illinois Chicago medical employees are currently on strike statewide, including 150 employees of the College of Medicine in Peoria (UICOMP).

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Bradley University is making good on its promise to step up disciplinary enforcement to control the spread of COVID-19 on campus.

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At Eureka College, the fall semester is going "so far, so good" despite the new challenges presented by COVID-19.

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Peoria City/County Health Department Administrator Monica Hendrickson said they're keeping a close eye on Bradley University to see if the two-week all-student quarantine is getting the COVID-19 spread on campus under control.

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Five residents from Peoria and Tazewell counties died this weekend from COVID-19.

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Tazewell County is at a COVID-19 warning level again.

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Bradley University's one-week COVID-19 positivity rate now stands at 14.4% as the university experiences a spike in new cases.

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Maintaining the blood supply doesn’t take a break around the Labor Day holiday, and COVID-19 has compounded the challenge.

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Bradley University is looking to correct the institution's COVID-19 course with a two-week all-student quarantine period.

Bradley University is ordering all students to quarantine and learn remotely for the next two weeks.

Stark is now one of 29 counties at a state COVID-19 warning level.

Bradley University is reporting 18 new cases of COVID-19 among the campus community this week.

From Aug. 28-Sept. 3, a total of 216 tests were administered by Bradley University Health Services. That's fewer than the 250 to 300 tests the university said it would conduct weekly. Results on seven tests are pending.

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The class of 2020 had a lot taken from them by this pandemic. Not being able to finish their senior year was hard enough, but those students who are now college freshmen are struggling with gaining independence during these strange and unpredictable times.

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More people are dealing with negative emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic, but OSF psychotherapist Bernice Gordon-Young says it's not only OK to feel that way, but you should give yourself permission to do so.

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Could Bradley University adopt the University of Illinois' COVID-19 saliva test? Probably not right away, said Bradley University President Stephen Standifird.

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The first week of Bradley University's fall 2020 semester is done, but there's still a long way to go yet.

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When Dr. Thomas Luft got a stuffy nose in June, he didn't think much of it at first.

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Ten years after it closed, the crumbling old Harrison School still stands at 2702 W. Krause Ave. on Peoria's South Side. It wasn't supposed to be this way.

Bradley University is reporting a COVID-19 positivity rate of just over 2.5% as the first week of class wraps up.

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Doctors are worried about falling vaccination rates among adults and children during the COVID-19 pandemic as flu season looms on the horizon.

Clinical trials for a potential COVID-19 vaccine are underway in Peoria.

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Unlike many other higher education institutions, first-year University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria students are starting off their year entirely remotely.

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Bradley University will not reduce tuition or fees for students who take some or all of their classes online this year.

COVID-19 means the return to the Hilltop will look very different for Bradley University students this year.

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Morton District 709 currently reports eight COVID-19 positive students district-wide. Another 96 are currently in quarantine, up from 43 on Friday.

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Peoria resident Shay Weldy was an active 28-year-old working mother and basketball coach in 2008 when she began experiencing excessive fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath and swelling.