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One more COVID-19 recovery in LaSalle County

OTTAWA – The health department in LaSalle County reported 5 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday. These reported cases were a male in his 30’s and four women ranging in age from their 20’s to their 60’s. There have now been a total of 210 coronavirus cases since the start of the ...Read more

7 new COVID-19 cases in Dekalb County

DEKALB – The DeKalb County Health Department announced 7 additional positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday. This makes 565 positive cases since the start of the pandemic with 18 deaths. 55 of these cases have been residents of Pine Acres Rehab and Living Center, with 12 deaths from COVID-19 ...Read more

Wind farm work cause road closures starting Monday

OTTAWA – Work on the Otter Creek Wind Farm will have some roads closed temporarily beginning Monday.  The LaSalle County Highway Department say that North 12th Road between Illinois Route 18 and East 26th Road and East 26th Road between North 12th Road and North 13th Road will be closed ...Read more

Dwight man killed in Livingston County crash

PONTIAC – A man from Dwight is dead after a crash Saturday in Livingston County. The Illinois State Police say around 4 PM at US Route 66 and East 1830 North Road an SUV driven by a 20-year-old Pontiac man allegedly failed to stop at the intersection striking a motorcycle. The 77-year-old ...Read more

State park staff raise concerns about litter

UTICA – Millions of visitors come to North Central Illinois to take in the wonders of Starved Rock State Park, but thousands leave something else behind – garbage.    Officials at the Utica attraction pleaded over the weekend on social media that people take responsibility for their ...Read more