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IDPH reports over 7,500 COVID-19 cases

SPRINGFIELD – 7,574 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by the Illinois Department of Public Health on Friday. The IDPH also saw 66 more coronavirus related deaths, which included individuals in Bureau, DeKalb, and LaSalle County. Although the confirmed case count on ...Read more

LaSalle County sees 2 more COVID-19 deaths

OTTAWA – 2 more COVID-19 related deaths were reported by the LaSalle County Health Department on Friday. The individuals were a male in his 80s and another in his 90s, and with the addition of their deaths, there has now been a total of 127 coronavirus related deaths in the county since ...Read more

Illinois agency launches study of gambling addiction

CHICAGO (AP) — A state agency is launching a one-year study on gambling addiction in Illinois and treatments that are available. Results from the report will be used by the Illinois Department of Human Services to help direct future strategies to prevent problem gambling and increase access to ...Read more

Ohio man sentenced for shooting threat in Illinois

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced an Ohio man who was charged with making an online threat to carry out a mass shooting in Illinois to six months in prison. Ryan Gagnet also faces six months of home incarceration following his prison term and three years of supervised release. ...Read more

LaSalle, Bureau counties see new COVID-19 deaths

OTTAWA – Both Bureau and LaSalle County reported additional COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday. LaSalle County Health Department confirmed two individuals in their 80s had died while Bureau County reported 3 coronavirus related deaths. Since the start of the pandemic, LaSalle County has ...Read more

Turkey Preparation Key to Safe Thanksgiving

OTTAWA – With Thanksgiving approaching the CDC wants to remind those in charge of cooking to be aware of some tips to keep the holiday safe and healthy. They say that you should thaw your turkey in a refrigerator or in a sink of cold water that is changed every 30 minutes.  A turkey should ...Read more