COVID-19 Closings And Cancellations


School Cancellations And Closings For COVID-19 As of 2:40pm 5/8/20.  With the situation of COVID-19 constantly changing, we here at Regional Radio News are trying to give everyone the most up to date news and information about closings, cancellations, and suspensions. Take precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you have a cancellation or a suspension/closing due to the COVID-19 Virus, please give us a call at 824-3395 or e-mail


The annual Memorial Day ceremony normally held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, will be held virtually this year.

The ceremony will be broadcast live from the NEWSTALK studios, on Monday, May 25th at 10 in the morning.   It'll include remarks from a special speaker, and each branch of the Armed Services being honored.

The Taylorville V-F-W is again organizing this event, including the first-ever virtual Memorial Day ceremony.


Illinois' 4th Judicial Circuit Court has announced it's continuing court cases presently being heard in several Regional Radio County Courthouses, out of an abundance of caution and in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The 4th Circuit includes County Courthouses in Christian, Shelby, Montgomery, Fayette and Effingham Counties in the Regional Radio listening area.
 Traffic cases including driving under the influence, criminal misdemeanor cases, ordinance and small claims cases, all family court and child support cases, all pay or appears and compliance hearings, marriages, and evictions are all being continued until at least May 31st.

Criminal jury trials are continued until at least June 15th, and civil jury trials are continued until at least January First, 2021.

The statement added in-custody cases including bond settings, criminal felony cases with time constraints, juvenile detention and shelter care hearings, emergency and plenary orders of protection, and other emergency hearings, WILL be held via video conferencing.


In light of the current COVID-19 public health emergency, The Shelbyville City Council meeting will be held remotely. The meeting will be held on Monday, May 4, 2020 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  The public can observe and comment, when appropriate, by connecting on line at or calling 1 312 626 6799.   The Meeting ID number is  241-984-5173.


The Catholic Daughters of America meeting to be held at the KC Hall in Taylorville on May 7th has been cancelled



All City of Shelbyville Offices will be closed to the public beginning March 23, 2020 until further notice.  If you have an emergency please contact the department directly, if no one answers and you have an emergency, please contact the police department at 217/774-2141.


March 19th, the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announces that all Division of Rehabilitation Services’ (DRS) Offices will close until further notice and all Family Community Resource Centers (FCRC) will remain open with reduced staff to follow Center for Disease Control (CDC) social distancing guidelines during the coronavirus situation.


Due to the on-going national health emergency related to the COVID-19 virus, Land of Lincoln Honor Flight (LLHF) of Springfield, Illinois regrets to announce that the May 12, 2020 flight has also been postponed. 


20/20 Vision For Your Finances Literacy Symposium Hosted by Your Money Matters on April 4th, is postponed until further notice.


St. Mary's Catholic Church in Taylorville has cancelled all masses until further notice.


Taylorville Christian Church is cancelling services for the next two weeks, you can still view on a Facebook livestream at 10:30. For more information call 824-6621.


AMEREN Buildings are closed. You can still pay bills online or over the phone. For questions contact Ameren.


Effective March 20, in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Lake Land College will be implementing a Level 3 Restricted Campus policy. Only Authorized Staff will be allowed access to perform tasks that can't be completed remotely.


The Illinois Lottery announced that beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, all of its claim centers will be closed to the public until further notice.  These closures are in response to recent public health concerns due to COVID-19.


In an effort to help control the spread of COVID-19, as of 3/18/2020 all TCCU locations (Taylorville, Pana, Litchfield, Hillsboro) will close their lobbies until further notice. All drive-thrus will remain open, curbside assistance will be available by calling 217-824-9658


After discussions with the Health Department and with encouragement from the National YMCA; the Christian County YMCA will be closed effective 6:00p.m. until further notice.


In an effort to help control the spread of COVID-19, Rock Springs Nature Center will be closed until further notice. The trails at all conservation areas will remain open (except for Sand Creek, which is closed due to poor trail conditions).


The Macon County Democratic Central Committee announces today that all in-person events and canvassing will be suspended until further notice


 To prevent the further spread of COVID-19, the Illinois State Museum (ISM) today announced the closure of its flagship facility in Springfield as well as its Research and Collections Center, also located in Springfield, Dickson Mounds Museum in Lewistown and the Lockport Gallery in Lockport. All affiliated locations will remain closed until further notice.  


Recognizing the unprecedented challenges families, medical providers, and state agencies are facing from COVID-19, the launch of YouthCare services for DCFS youth in care will be postponed a minimum of 30 days, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services announced today.


The Taylorville Public Library will close until further notice


In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, McClure Funeral Home & Cremation Services is postponing the Funeral Planning Q&A event that was planned for Wednesday, March 18.  This event will be rescheduled as soon as possible


Taylorville School District will be closed till further notice

Pana School District will be closed till further notice


Shelbyville School District will be closed till further notice


Sullivan School District will also be closed till further notice



In an abundance of caution during the Covid-19 outbreak, the Illinois Department on Aging has decided to temporarily change all senior nutrition sites to carry-out only at Peace Meal congregate sites.


To help prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum campus will close to the public as of Friday, March 13. The ALPLM’s three Springfield buildings, the library, museum, and historic Union Station, will remain closed until further notice. While members of the public will not be able to visit, the staff will continue working to protect Lincoln's documents and artifacts, maintain museum exhibits, conduct research and plan future programming.


To prevent the further spread of COVID-19, the Illinois State Museum (ISM) announced the suspension of all programs, events and school group visits beginning Thursday, March 12, until further notice at its headquarters in Springfield and branch facilities, Research and Collections Center, Dickson Mounds Museum, and Lockport Gallery. 


Permits for all scheduled tours of the Illinois State Capitol Building and all events scheduled to take place at the Capitol Building have been canceled. In addition, lobbyists who have lobby days or other events at the Capitol Building are being encouraged to alert them to these cancellations.


The Christian County Senior Citizens Center will be making some changes due to the COVID-19 Virus. Jennifer Verardi, the Transportation Director at the Senior Citizens Center, informed Regional Radio News that all congregate meal settings and events have been suspended.


As stated in the attached release, the impact of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) continues to create uncertainty and concern both globally and here in our community. Illinois Extension is in the process of activating strategies with campus to protect everyone’s health and safety. This week, the University of Illinois announced a suspension on all in-person events and meetings in campus facilities to protect you and our entire community. Illinois Extension, as the outreach program of the university, aligns with all policies related to public health and safety. Effective Friday, March 13, all university-sponsored events with more than 50 anticipated attendees are suspended indefinitely.  


Due to concerns about COVID-19, influenza and other illnesses, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital has decided to postpone or cancel non-essential events/classes at the hospital through the end of April. This includes Mass celebrated in the Good Shepherd Chapel. Events or meetings directly related to patient care will not be cancelled.  All essential hospital functions will continue as usual. 


Pana Chamber has cancelled their regular meeting. Given the uncertainty and rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak ,  and we hope to see you on May 16th.  Thank you for your continued support and please reach out to us at or 217-5624240 with any questions.


As a preventative measure, all Catholic schools under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois will be closed the week of March 16. This includes the cancelation of all extra-curricular activities, social events, and other school-related gatherings. We will offer an update by the end of next week. Teachers will work on plans for remote learning opportunities. Schools will also use the opportunity while closed to disinfect their buildings. 


The impact of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) continues to create uncertainty and concern both globally and here in our community. In accordance with University of Illinois policy, Illinois Extension has deployed public health strategies designed to protect everyone’s health and safety. Effective Friday, March 13, all university-sponsored events with more than 50 anticipated attendees are suspended indefinitely. 


 Bishop Thomas John Paprocki has announced, effective March 14, 2020, that all Catholics within the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois are dispensed from their obligation to attend Sunday Mass until further notice. Bishop Paprocki and the parishes of the diocese remain committed to making Masses and the sacraments available and safe, with precautions previously announced. Catholic faithful who are well are encouraged, but not obligated, during this time to continue to attend Mass.   


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