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Streator Area United Way reaches fundraising goal

STREATOR – The Streator Area United Way met its fundraising goal for its 2021 campaign.  The total amount pledged $277,724.93, is over their goal of $277,467.00. The Streator Area United Way Board of Directors thank all volunteers and donors from local industries and businesses who ...Read more

Gas prices statewide spike

OTTAWA – Statewide and area county gas price averages have taken a spike compared to this time last month. American Automobile Association numbers show Putnam County has the highest gas price average locally of $3.55 per gallon. Bureau and LaSalle county are both averaging around $3.53, up ...Read more

New COVID-19 pill cut hospital, death risk by 90%

By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Pfizer says its experimental pill for COVID-19 cut rates of hospitalization and death by nearly 90% among patients with mild-to-moderate infections. The company announced Friday it will soon ask the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and ...Read more