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IDPH reports 869 new COVID-19 cases

SPRINGFIELD – 36 additional deaths from complications related to COVID-19 were reported by the Illinois Department of Public Health on Thursday. The IDPH also announced 869 additional deaths. There have now been 144,882 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic with 6,987 deaths. ...Read more

14 St. Louis-area residents accused after FBI sting

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Fourteen people from the St. Louis area are facing federal charges accusing them of attempting to have sex with minors following an FBI investigation. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Wednesday that all of the suspects were arrested this week at homes where they allegedly ...Read more

Lee County sees no new COVID-19 cases

DIXON – No new cases of coronavirus were reported in Lee County on Tuesday. The county has seen 97 positive cases since the start of the pandemic, with 92 of those recovered. There has been one death in the county from complications related to COVID-19. ...Read more