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Homestead Festival cancelled in Princeton

PRINCETON – The 2020 Homestead Festival in Princeton has been cancelled.  Organizers announced the news on Friday.  The 50/50 ticket sales and drawing will continue this year and be held on September 13th at 3:30 PM.  All proceeds will be used to benefit next years event, the 50th ...Read more

9 new COVID-19 cases reported in DeKalb County

DEKALB – 9 additional positive cases of COVID-19 were announced Thursday in DeKalb County. The county has now seen 630 positive cases of coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, along with 20 total deaths. 415 of these cases are now recovered, and 11,628 negative tests confirmed. ...Read more

IDPH reports over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,018 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, along with 20 additional deaths. There have currently been a total of 150,450 cases of coronavirus in the state since the start of the pandemic, with 7,119 total deaths. The ...Read more

LaSalle County sees 5 more COVID-19 cases

OTTAWA – LaSalle County Health Department confirmed five more cases of COVID-19 in the county. These cases are a female and male in their 20s, a female in her 20s, a male in his 40s, and a male in his 50s. The LCHD also reported 4 more recovered cases of COVID-19. There have been a total of ...Read more

Pets perish in late Wednesday fire in Sheridan

SHERIDAN- A house fire in Sheridan before midnight heavily damaged a home.   Around 11:30 PM Sheridan, Serena and Newark Fire Departments were called to the 400 block of West Pleasant Street.   Before 6 AM Thursday crews had to return to the scene as the fire had rekindled.  Nobody was present ...Read more

Livingston County WIC program changing to EBT cards

PONTIAC – The Livingston County supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children will be moving from paper checks to benefit cards.   The Livingston County Health Department announces that the EBT cards will streamline the assistance process.  Each household will be issued one ...Read more