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Illinois Coronavirus Update Sept. 17: 266,151 Cases, 8,367 Deaths

ILLINOIS — State health officials on Wednesday announced 1,941 new cases of the coronavirus and 35 additional deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. The statewide totals now stand at 266,151 confirmed infections and 8,367 known deaths. Another 2,095 probable cases and 232 probable deaths are not included in the official totals.

The latest deaths include:

  • Bureau County: 1 male 80s

  • Clinton County: 1 male 90s

  • Coles County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s

  • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 female 70s, 2 male 70s, 1 female 80s

  • DuPage County: 1

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As death toll mounts, volunteers brave Oregon wildfires to rescue stranded livestock

Volunteers struggle to gather sheep for rescue near Colton, Ore., in the Riverside wildfire south of Portland. <span class="copyright">(Richard Read / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Volunteers struggle to gather sheep for rescue near Colton, Ore., in the Riverside wildfire south of Portland. (Richard Read / Los Angeles Times)

The plea for help appeared on Facebook just after noon: Dozens of animals were trapped on a farm outside the Oregon town of Colton. A wildfire was closing in.

Suzi Cloutier jumped into her pickup and headed south, towing a horse trailer.

As director of an animal sanctuary outside Portland, Cloutier has been on high alert amid some of the worst wildfires in Oregon history.

She sped past barricades near Colton, 30 miles south of Portland on

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This Austin No-Kill Shelter Is Building Tiny Homes For Their Rescue Pups

The goal is to help the dogs feel more at home while waiting for adoption

Animal shelters do amazing work but one no-kill organization called Austin Pets Alive! is going above and beyond to make sure their pups feel at home until they find their forever home by building them tiny houses — complete with heat and A/C.

The shelter is swapping out kennels for tiny homes which gives adoptable dogs and staff a workspace to train and build relationships with the dogs. “The idea,” they wrote on their Facebook page, “is to provide more of a home-like environment for

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Illinois Coronavirus Update Sept. 11: 255,643 Cases, 8,242 Deaths

ILLINOIS — State health officials on Thursday announced 1,953 new cases of the coronavirus and 28 additional deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. The statewide totals now stand at 255,643 confirmed infections and 8,242 known deaths. Another 1,928 probable cases and 219 probable deaths are not included in the official totals.

The latest deaths include:

  • Adams County: 1 male 90s

  • Christian County: 1 female 50s

  • Cook County: 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s

  • Edgar County: 1 male 80s

  • Ford County: 1 male 80s

  • Henry County: 1 male 70s

  • Jersey County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s,

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Illinois Coronavirus Update Sept. 9: 252,353 Cases, 8,186 Deaths

ILLINOIS — State health officials on Tuesday announced 1,392 new cases of the coronavirus and seven additional deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus. The statewide totals now stand at 252,353 confirmed infections and 8,186 known deaths. Another 1,928 probable cases and 219 probable deaths are not included in the official totals.

The latest deaths include:

  • Clinton County: 1 male 40s, 1 male 80s

  • Cook County: 1 male 30s

  • Jackson County: 1 male 40s

  • Montgomery County: 1 female 90s

  • Williamson County: 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s

As of Tuesday, 1,504 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 across

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