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Lee County reports 1 additional COVID-19 case

DIXON – One new case of COVID-19 was reported in Lee County on Tuesday, an individual in their 20s. Lee County has confirmed 103 positive cases since the start of the pandemic, with 94 of those cases recovered. Only one person has passed away from COVID-19 in the county total. ...Read more

587 new COVID-19 cases statewide

SPRINGFIELD – 587 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were announced by the Illinois Department of Public Health on Tuesday, along with 37 additional deaths. The individuals who passed away range in age from their 50s to their 90s. The IDPH now states that all 102 counties in Illinois have ...Read more

DeKalb County sees 5 more COVID-19 cases

DEKALB – The DeKalb County Health Department reported 5 additional cases of COVID-19 for the county on Tuesday. There have been 616 cases of COVID-19 in the county since the start of the pandemic with 20 deaths caused by complications related to coronavirus. 98 of these positive cases have ...Read more

Two shot; one fatally in DeKalb

DEKALB- One person has died and another was wounded after a shooting Saturday afternoon in DeKalb.   The DeKalb Police Department say that at approximately 1:50pm they were called to the 900 block of South Fourth Street in reference to a call that a person had been shot in the parking lot of a ...Read more

IVCH Administers its 1,000th Coronavirus Test

PERU – Illinois Valley Community Hospital administered its 1,000th test for the novel coronavirus over the Independence Day weekend. Tommy Hobbs, IVCH chief executive officer, says there’s good news in knowing that small downstate hospitals such as IVCH haven’t been overrun with ...Read more