Peoria City/County Health Department Administrator Monica Hendrickson

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Illinois is trending in the wrong direction on COVID-19 case counts--and the Peoria area is no exception.

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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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The architects of the Restore Heart of Illinois regional reopening plan say that, for all intents and purposes, their plan is now the governor's plan.

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It won't be health professionals or local politicians who ultimately set the pace of reopening the region. It's COVID-19 itself.

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A 91-year-old man is the Tri-County area's first COVID-19 linked death.