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All parks in Ottawa closed until further notice

OTTAWA –  Effective immediately, all parks within the city of Ottawa are now closed. According to the Ottawa Police Department, at this time the only activity permitted will be the launching of watercraft into the Illinois and Fox River using public boat launches at Allen and Fox River ...Read more

Case of COVID-19 confirmed in Lee County

AMBOY – The Lee County Unified Executive Leadership Team announced a positive case of COVID-19 in Lee County on Thursday. The case is an adult resident in his or her 50s and is isolated at home. The Lee County Health Department understands that having a case in the county may cause people ...Read more

715 new COVID-19 cases, 16 fatalities

  SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 715 new cases of COVID-19 including 16 additional deaths. This brings the total number of cases to 7,695  and 157 deaths. Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngazi Ezike says approximately 85% of deaths ...Read more

986 new COVID-19 cases, 42 fatalities

  SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 986 new cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois including 42 additional deaths on Wednesday. The most recent deaths include: – Carroll County: 1 male 80s – Cook County: 1 male 20s, 2 males 30s, 2 males ...Read more