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Illinois Lowest Covid Death Toll Since March 30th

SPRINGFIELD – New Covid-19 numbers were posted Saturday by the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the deaths continue their decline.  Ten people were reported to have died from the virus in the past 24 hours, and that is the lowest number since seven died back on March 30th.  ...Read more

Two New Coronavirus Cases in LaSalle County

OTTAWA – Two new positive cases of Covid-19 were announced on the 4th of July.  The LaSalle County Health Department says the cases are both women, one in her 50’s, the other in her 70’s.  Five people have since recovered, and so far since the pandemic began, 17 LaSalle ...Read more

Two honored by OSF

   OTTAWA – A Registered Nurse (RN) and a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) were two recent recipients of the DAISY and Sunflower Awards offered by OSF HealthCare. Both caregivers were honored with brief ceremonies held this month. Brett Gibson, BSN, RN, of Sheffield, received the ...Read more