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LCHD reports 23 new COVID cases

OTTAWA – 23 new cases of COVID-19 were reported by the LaSalle County Health Department, making a total of 11,237 cases seen in the county since the pandemic began last year. In addition to these cases, the LCHD also confirmed 34 more recoveries. Of the positive cases reported in the ...Read more

County unemployment in January boosts

  SPRINGFIELD – County unemployment rates spiked in January according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security. LaSalle County unemployment for the first month of 2021 was the highest locally at 8.5%, compared to 6.3% in December. Putnam and Bureau County were not far behind ...Read more