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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

Hydrant flushing announced in Peru

The City of Peru announced fire hydrants will be flushed starting June 22nd and continuing through July 1st.   Periodically the hydrants need to have fresh water run through them to prevent  silt or rust from damaging firefighter equipment.  Flushing will occur weekdays from 6 AM until 3:30 ...Read more

IVCC Ag program nabs $10,000 ag grant

OGLESBY- The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America recently made a $10,000 grant to the Illinois Valley Community College agriculture program for biotechnology equipment. The equipment will be used in Introduction to Field Crop Science and Animal Science labs. Compeer made a $5,000 donation ...Read more