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Fatal motorcycle crash in Putnam County Wednesday

HENRY – A person is dead after a fatal motorcycle crash in Putnam County Wednesday.  The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office say that around 11:45 AM they received a call for a single vehicle crash on Illinois 18 in Magnolia Township.  The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.  ...Read more

IDPH reports over 60 new COVID-19 deaths

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 715 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state, with 64 additional deaths. The IDPH is currently reported a total of 138,540 cases since the pandemic began, with 6,770 deaths. Dr. Ezike of the Illinois Department of ...Read more

Another COVID-19 death reported in LaSalle County

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department reported that an male in his 70’s has died from complications related to coronavirus. The individual had earlier tested positive for COVID-19, and is the 17th COVID-19 related death in the county. The LCHD also announced five additional cases ...Read more

DeKalb County reports four more COVID-19 cases

DEKALB – The DeKalb County Health Department reported four additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. Since the start of the pandemic, DeKalb county has reported 554 positive cases of coronavirus with 18 deaths. 330 of these cases are now fully recovered and have now been ...Read more

Peru to re-open Splash Field Monday

PERU – The Washington Park splash play area is set to open Monday in Peru.   The city announced Tuesday that Splash Field will be open with restrictions after the state moves to Phase Four of the re-open Illinois plan.   The baseball themed water entertainment area first opened in 2018. ...Read more

New playground coming to Rotary Park

LASALLE – There will be another improvement coming to Rotary Park next year thanks to a generous donation from an area church.  Cameron Graper of Ax Church and LaSalle Mayor Jeff Grove announced Tuesday that a playground will be added to Rotary Park near the ball diamonds in 2021.   ...Read more