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IDPH announces over 500 new COVID-19 cases

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 546 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Wednesday, including 87 additional deaths. IDPH is currently reporting a total of 134,185 cases since the pandemic began, along with 6,485 deaths. Governor JB Pritzker also ...Read more

Ottawa proposes alley garbage truck ban

OTTAWA – Ottawa’s city council voted to approve an amendment to an ordinance that would ban garbage trucks from using alleyways to pickup waste. As the city plans to make improvements to the alleys, the council explained that it would be a waste of money to repair these alleys and still ...Read more