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OSF HealthCare limiting and screening visitors

OTTAWA –  OSF HealthCare facilities in Mendota, Ottawa, and Streator will implement a strict no visitor policy effective March 31, 2020, with a few exceptions: One visitor will be allowed if deemed necessary for the provision of medical care One visitor will be allowed for pediatric ...Read more

5th case of COVID-19 in LaSalle County

OTTAWA -LaSalle County Health Department has confirmed an additional COVID-19 case in LaSalle County. The case is a male in his 60’s. The individual was hospitalized, but is now home in isolation. Federal privacy restrictions prohibit the release of any additional information regarding this ...Read more

Fire at St Margaret’s Hospital Monday

SPRING VALLEY – A fire reportedly in the living center area of St. Margaret’s Hospital on Monday had many area departments called to Spring Valley.   Around 9:45 AM the Spring Valley Fire Department evacuated all three floors of elderly tenants and battled the blaze which was ...Read more