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IDPH reports 1,257 new COVID-19 cases

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,257 new cases of COVID-19, along with 25 additional deaths in the state. The IDPH has reported a total of 157,950 cases since the start of the pandemic with 7,251 deaths from complications related to COVID-19. As of Wednesday ...Read more

Gas Prices Down 75 Cents From Last Summer

CHICAGO – Half way through summer, gas prices are still substantially lower than a year ago, though higher than last month.  According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of gas is $2.39, while a year ago the price was $3.14 for a gallon of gas.  However, that price is about a dime ...Read more

13 more COVID-19 cases in DeKalb County

DEKALB – The DeKalb County Health Department reported 13 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the county has had 702 confirmed cases in total, with 22 deaths from complications related to COVID-19. The DCHD also announced that the DeKalb County Nursing ...Read more

LaSalle County sees 7 more positive COVID-19 cases

OTTAWA – 7 new cases of COVID-19 were announced in LaSalle County on Wednesday. The LaSalle County Health Department reported that these individuals range in age from youth to their 60s. There have now been a total of 286 cases in the county since the start of the pandemic. 10 more cases ...Read more

Pritzker reports 1,187 new COVID-19 cases

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,187 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, along with 8 additional deaths. At his press briefing, Gov. JB Pritzker announced that the state would also be changing the boundaries and number of health regions, going from 4 to 11. ...Read more