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Cat among new infections in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,156 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, including 59 additional deaths. The IDPH also announced that a pet cat has recently tested positive for COVID-19 after becoming sick in May. The cat was in a home with individuals ...Read more

Four new COVID-19 cases in Bureau County

PRINCETON- The Bureau, Putnam and Marshall County Health Departments reported that four residents of Bureau County have tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals who tested positive were a woman in her 40’s, a man in his 40’s, and two women in their teens. All are recovering in isolation ...Read more

Sterling man charged with arson after fatal fire

STERLING – A Sterling man is in custody and charged with arson after police say he allegedly started a fire early Monday that killed three.  The Sterling Police Department announced that 40-year-old Steven W. Coleman was taken into custody Thursday and charged with three counts of ...Read more