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Patel wins Matthiessen Award from IVCC

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College graduate Devanshi Patel of La Salle was honered with college’s Frederick W. Matthiessen Award. Patel is transferring to Northern Illinois University this fall and plans to eventually attend medical school and become a physician. She was the ...Read more

OSF HealthCare opens area wound care clinics

OTTAWA – OSF HealthCare has opened wound care clinics in Mendota, Ottawa and Streator. “We were referring a lot of our patients off to different towns in surrounding communities for wound care, and when you’re in a rural setting, just driving down the road 30 miles can be burden,” ...Read more

Foodborne Illness Sickens 23 Illinoisans

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois public health officials unfortunately have more on their plate than just the coronavirus.  The Illinois Department of Public Health reported on Saturday that 23 cases across Illinois have been confirmed of what is a multi state outbreak of a food borne parasite.  ...Read more

Bird knocks out Oglesby power Saturday

OGLESBY – A power outage that lasted about an hour Saturday afternoon in Oglesby was caused reportedly by a bird.    Commissioner Jason Curran said that the Ameren substation near the fire department went down, causing the city and many other areas outside of town to lose power around ...Read more

45 New Covid Deaths for Illinois

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 45 deaths and 634 cases in the past 24 hours.  On Saturday, public health officials released the latest daily data, which was an increase of 16 deaths but a decrease of 28 cases since Saturday a week ago. 41 of the 45 deaths came ...Read more

Body of LaSalle County Man Found In Creek

OTTAWA – The body that was discovered Thursday in a creek near Sheridan has been identified.  According to the LaSalle County Coroner, 61-year-old Kevin Comer, of Sheridan, was found in Somonauk Creek.    Deputies were called to the scene Thursday afternoon near the 4100 block of East ...Read more