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Major projects happening in LaSalle this summer

  LASALLE – The city of LaSalle has some big projects coming up this summer. City engineer Brian Brown announced two projects currently going out for bid, the Prairie Lake path project and the sewer separation project. The city was just recently awarded a $500,000 grant to separate ...Read more

24 new COVID-19 cases in Livingston County

  PONTIAC – Twenty-three residents of Livingston County and one inmate at Pontiac Correctional Center (PCC) have tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus disease). Livingston County Health Department (LCHD) officials were notified of the new COVID-19 cases between February 6-8, 2021 in ...Read more

Coronavirus variant found in Lee County

DIXON  –The first case of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) variant B.1.1.7 has been identified in Lee County. The travel history of the Lee County resident is unknown as the disease investigation is ongoing. The B.1.1.7 variant was first identified in the United Kingdom and has ...Read more

Free COVID-19 testing in Bureau and Putnam County

  SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health has several mobile testing teams that are dispatched to various locations around the state each week to provide COVID-19 testing.  Anyone can be tested, regardless of symptoms or immigration status.  There is no cost to the ...Read more

1,747 new COVID-19 cases, 35 additional deaths

  SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,747 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 35 additional deaths on Monday. – Boone County: 1 male 90s – Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 3 males 60s, ...Read more