Parents and students protest new COVID-19 restrictions at Oak Park & River Forest High School following rising transmission rate
Around 30 cases of COVID-19 have cropped up in the past two weeks and the superintendent and the public health department say the number of positive cases is growing rapidly, with eight cases in the previous two days.chicagotribune.com
Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what happened Dec. 18 with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
Illinois on Friday surpassed 15,000 recorded deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, one week after the state’s death toll climbed above 14,000. Over the past week, the state has averaged 138 deaths from COVID-19 per day. Meanwhile, Walgreens and CVS Health predict the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to the public during the spring, and patients will most likely be able to make appointments to get the shots at pharmacies. The pilot program started with about 60 stories in Georgia and expanded to more than 570 stores in Illinois and other states. —Chicago Tribune staffBreaking coronavirus news Stay up to date with the latest information on coronavirus with our breaking news alerts.chicagotribune.com
Professional fisher or novice hopeful: This is the best fishing in this area
Fishing at Smith River. If you want to actually get on the river, Smith River Outfitters can provide a boat, shuttle service and a guided tour. (Photo credit: Smith River Outfitters) (Martinsville - Henry County)Whether you wade in the water or stand on the shore while fishing, be sure to take a look around. You can snag a waterproof map book detailing the features of the river at the Martinsville - Henry County Visitor Center. Learn more about the Smith River and all the fishing that can be done there by clicking here.
This is a perfect change of pace for socially distanced outings -- and its completely free
The views expressed in this article are those of the advertiser and do not necessarily reflect those of this site or affiliated companies. So when youre needing to find a mindless socially distanced activity in the fresh air, riding a bike seems like the most fitting of things to do. On the soon-to-be 11 mile paved rail trail that is the Dick and Willie Passage Rail Trail in Martinsville, you can even show up to ride without bringing a bike. Dick and Willie Passage Rail Trail in Martinsville (Richard Boyd, 2011 Richard Boyd Photography INC)If youve heard of wanderlust, you might have heard it represents a strong desire to travel, but in Virginia, we call that feeling #WanderLove. Click here to learn more about Martinsville and the Martinsville-Henry County free bike loan program.