Local mask makers step up production

Last week, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced an extension on the stay at home order as well as the requirement for everyone over the age of 2 that is medically able to wear face masks.

With this new requirement, local mask makers have had to step up production.

Red Bud resident Susan Leinicke notes that she continues to make masks available and only charges a $10 donation to the Human Service Center’s food pantry. (She can also do custom masks, which take a little longer to do, for $15.)

As of early this week, she has collected $1,060 in donations for the Human Service Center and $60 to St. John’s food pantry in Baldwin.

For more, please see this week’s print edition.