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IDPH sees less than 5,000 new COVID-19 cases

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 4,453 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, including 105 additional deaths. In total, 942,362 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed along with 16,074 deaths throughout Illinois. As of Sunday evening, 4,243 ...Read more

LCHD sees 2 more COVID-19 deaths

OTTAWA – 2 additional coronavirus related deaths were reported by the LaSalle County Health Department on Monday. The individuals are a male in his 60’s and a female in her 70’s. The LCHD also confirmed 27 new cases and 14 new recoveries. Since the pandemic began, LaSalle County has ...Read more

Compton woman killed in Iowa head-on crash

WALCOTT, Iowa (AP) — Two people are dead and another person is injured after a wrong-way, head-on crash on an eastern Iowa interstate highway. The accident happened late Saturday on Interstate 80 near Walcott. The Iowa State Patrol said a 1999 Chrysler Concorde was traveling eastbound in the ...Read more

Woman dies in Geneseo house fire

GENESEO, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was found dead in a burning house in Geneseo on Christmas. The Geneseo Police Department say that firefighters and officers with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office rushed to the home in the 400 block of East Pine Street in Geneseo around 11:30 ...Read more