March 27, 2020

Gov. Pritzker Partners with United Way of Illinois, Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations to Launch Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund

Governor JB Pritzker joined the United Way of Illinois and the Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations today to announce the launch of the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund (ICRF), a new statewide fundraising effort to support nonprofit organizations serving those whose lives have been upended by this pandemic.

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Digital Edition: March 25, 2020

The March 25, 2020, Digital Edition of the O’Fallon Weekly is now available for digital subscribers. Simply click on the front page image below to…… Read More »Digital Edition: March 25, 2020...

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St. Clair County has first COVID-19 related death

St. Clair County Health Department has been notified of the first death related to COVID-19 in St. Clair County. The female patient in her 80s, with underlining health conditions, passed away on March 27, 2020. No additional patient information will be released due to privacy laws.

Illinois National Guard increases presence; Scott Air Force Base moves to HPCON Charlie, cancels air show

On March 26, Governor JB Pritzker activated about 60 additional Soldiers and Airmen today in support of COVID-19 response operations. Approximately 50 Soldiers from the 1844th Transportation Company based in East St. Louis, Illinois, will support medical warehouse operations in Central Illinois.

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Parker signs to play volleyball at St. Louis College of Pharmacy

By: Angela Simmons, Weekly Editor

OTHS senior and varsity boys volleyball player Marcus Parker has signed to play volleyball at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

Parker is in his second year playing for OTHS and played during his freshman year in Hawaii before transferring schools. His work ethic and positivity have made him an asset to the team, and a great recruit for the new college program.

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Roach given sweeping emergency powers

By: Martha Stoffel, Weekly Reporter

O'FALLON- An emergency special meeting of the O’Fallon City Council was held Monday night for the approval of an amendment to Chapter 37 of the O’Fallon Code of Ordinances, granting additional authority to the Mayor in the event of an emergency declaration related to COVID-19. 

Under state law and city ordinance, the mayor can declare an emergency at any time by proclamation. Mayor Herb Roach signed a declaration of a local emergency related to COVID-19 on March 19, 2020. Per the city’s website, “the declaration of emergency was under the recommendation of St. Clair County to help improve the City’s response to COVID-19 and ensure that O’Fallon is eligible to recover some costs associated with combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Community members come together to support first responders, medical personnel

By: Angela Simmons, Weekly Editor

O'FALLON- A grassroots effort has begun to support local businesses, first responders, and medical personnel through the sale of shirts bearing the message “O-Town Proud.” 100 percent of the proceeds will go towards buying gift cards in $25 denominations from local businesses to support those essential employee groups.

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