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Peru Library to reopen Monday

PERU – The Peru Public Library announced they will be reopening on Monday, July 6th at 10 AM. The hours will be limited, however. They will be open Monday – Thursday from 10AM to 6PM, Friday from 10AM to 4PM, and Saturday from 10AM to 1PM. To help maintain social distancing the library ...Read more

OSF schedules Streator area blood drive

STREATOR – The OSF Healthcare Center for Health in Streator will be hosting  a blood drive on July 8th. The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will in the Community Education Center from 10:30 AM until 3 PM. To ensure safety and adhere to physical distancing, all donors must ...Read more

Illinois Lowest Covid Death Toll Since March 30th

SPRINGFIELD – New Covid-19 numbers were posted Saturday by the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the deaths continue their decline.  Ten people were reported to have died from the virus in the past 24 hours, and that is the lowest number since seven died back on March 30th.  ...Read more

Two New Coronavirus Cases in LaSalle County

OTTAWA – Two new positive cases of Covid-19 were announced on the 4th of July.  The LaSalle County Health Department says the cases are both women, one in her 50’s, the other in her 70’s.  Five people have since recovered, and so far since the pandemic began, 17 LaSalle ...Read more