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IDPH reports over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,018 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, along with 20 additional deaths. There have currently been a total of 150,450 cases of coronavirus in the state since the start of the pandemic, with 7,119 total deaths. The ...Read more

LaSalle County sees 5 more COVID-19 cases

OTTAWA – LaSalle County Health Department confirmed five more cases of COVID-19 in the county. These cases are a female and male in their 20s, a female in her 20s, a male in his 40s, and a male in his 50s. The LCHD also reported 4 more recovered cases of COVID-19. There have been a total of ...Read more

Pets perish in late Wednesday fire in Sheridan

SHERIDAN- A house fire in Sheridan before midnight heavily damaged a home.   Around 11:30 PM Sheridan, Serena and Newark Fire Departments were called to the 400 block of West Pleasant Street.   Before 6 AM Thursday crews had to return to the scene as the fire had rekindled.  Nobody was present ...Read more

Livingston County WIC program changing to EBT cards

PONTIAC – The Livingston County supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children will be moving from paper checks to benefit cards.   The Livingston County Health Department announces that the EBT cards will streamline the assistance process.  Each household will be issued one ...Read more

DeKalb County reports 5 more COVID-19 cases

DEKALB – 5 more positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in DeKalb County on Wednesday. The DeKalb County Health Department announced that there have now been a total of 621 cases of coronavirus in the county since the pandemic began, with 20 deaths. 415 of these cases have since ...Read more

5 more COVID-19 recoveries in LaSalle County

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department announced 3 more individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in the county. These individuals are a male in their 60s, a female in their 50s, and a female in their 30s. This makes 237 positive cases of COVID-19 in the county since the start ...Read more