Local Headlines

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

Road closure due to Otter Creek Wind Farm work

OTTAWA – Work being done by the Otter Creek Wind Farm will result in N. 12th Road between IL Route 18 and E. 26th Road closed on Thursday. The LaSalle County Highway Department announced that the portion of N. 12th Road between 8am and 5pm. Detours will not be posted and local residents ...Read more

Livingston County sees 2 more COVID-19 cases

PONTIAC – Two more residents of Livingston County have tested positive for COVID-19, the health department announced on Tuesday. The individuals are a female in her 20’s and a female in her 80’s, who was asymptomatic at the time of testing. Both are recovering in isolation. There have ...Read more

IDPH announces over 800 new COVID-19 cases

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 828 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, with 30 additional deaths. The IDPH is currently reporting 144,013 cases with 6,951 deaths in 101 counties in Illinois. The IDPH and Gov. JB Pritzker continue to stress the importance ...Read more

LaSalle County announces 4 more COVID-19 cases

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department announced four new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. These new cases are four females: one in their teens, one in their 20’s, and two in their 50’s. There have now been 219 total COVID-19 cases in the county since the start of the pandemic, with ...Read more