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74 New Deaths in Illinois from Coronavirus

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Public Health says 74 new deaths are reported in the state, giving a total pandemic death count of just over 4,100 Illinosans.  OF the 74, 90 percent lived in the Chicagoland area, and four people were in their 100’s, and 16 in their 90’s.  ...Read more

Two New Covid Cases in LaSalle County

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department announced on Saturday two new confirmed Covid-19 cases, a man in his 40’s and a man in his 50’s.  That makes 119  for the county since the pandemic was declared in March, though 55 have since recovered.  Both of the two new cases ...Read more

Contact Tracer Shortage May Cause Virus Resurgence

ATLANTA (AP) — As state after state begins to reopen, local health departments charged with tracking down everyone who has been in close contact with those who test positive for coronavirus are still scrambling to hire enough people. They are often hundreds _ even thousands _ of people short of ...Read more