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IDPH sees 125 new COVID-19 related deaths

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed 125 new COVID-19 related deaths throughout the state, which included 2 individuals from Bureau County and 8 from LaSalle County. Since the start of the pandemic, the IDPH has reported 11,677 deaths and 674,089 cases, with ...Read more

Peru postpones Christmas parade

PERU – Peru City Council made the decision to call off their annual Christmas Parade that would have been held December 5th after a lengthy discussion at Monday night’s meeting. Alderman Buffo said that it would make the city look like “hypocrites” if they allowed the public to gather ...Read more

4 new LaSalle County coronavirus deaths reported

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department reported 4 additional COVID-19 related deaths on Monday, individuals in their 70s, 80s, 90s, and 100s. This makes a total of 118 coronavirus related deaths in the county since the start of the pandemic. The county health department also ...Read more

IDPH sees lowest case count since start of November

SPRINGFIELD – 8,322 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases were confirmed by the Illinois Department of Public Health, the lowest daily count the state has reported since the start of the month. The IDPH also reported 47 new COVID-19 related deaths, which included two individuals from ...Read more