Record COVID-19 Spikes | FoxFire To Fight On | More Restrictions

Jason Addy
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Miss a day, miss a lot, so take a moment to catch up on some of the past week's headlines from Geneva and beyond.

Coronavirus Hospitalizations Up 400% In Region 8 Since Oct. 1

A dozen people in Region 8 were hospitalized Oct. 1 with coronavirus-like illnesses. By Monday, that number ballooned to 60 people.

Positivity Rate Explodes In Region 8 After Weeks Of Restrictions

Region 8 is set to get new restrictions Wednesday, with trends quickly going the wrong way despite two weeks of increased mitigations.

FoxFire To Take Indoor Dining Fight To Illinois Supreme Court

The restaurant will appeal its case to the state’s highest court after losing a restraining order that blocked new coronavirus restrictions.

More Restrictions Start Wednesday In Geneva: What To Know

State officials are imposing Tier 2 mitigations Wednesday in Region 8, where the coronavirus-test positivity rate continues to surge.

Stay-At-Home Recommendation, Not Order, Issued For Next 3 Weeks

Illinois officials are urging residents to limit their travels and interactions over the next three weeks, which includes Thanksgiving.

Oberweis Goes To Washington Orientation Despite Projected Loss

Jim Oberweis showed up at orientation for freshman Congress members, though he’s projected to lose his race against Rep. Lauren Underwood.

Actor Bert Belasco, Waubonsie Valley HS Alumnus, Dies At 38

The star of BET’s “Let’s Stay Together” sitcom was found dead Sunday in a hotel room in Virginia, according to reports.

72% Of Coronavirus Cases Traced In Kane County: IDPH

Kane County contact tracers successfully reached 72.6 percent of residents with the coronavirus between Aug. 1 and Oct. 24.

Kane Co. Nonprofits To Share About $3M In Coronavirus Relief

The Kane County Board on Tuesday allocated an additional $1.05 million in federal funding to support nonprofits amid the pandemic.

Sexual Assault, Abuse Charges For Former Kane Co. Jail Supervisor

A former Kane County sergeant is accused of assaulting several employees he was supervising at the county jail in St. Charles.

IDPH To Boost Coronavirus Testing Capacity At Aurora Site

“It should come as no surprise, given our current rates of spread, that we’re now seeing a soaring demand for tests,” Gov. Pritzker said.

Death Threat, Racial Slurs Disrupt Online Class In Batavia D101

That threat prompted District 101 officials to call police, unlike in other incidents they’ve dealt with during remote learning.

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This article originally appeared on the Geneva Patch