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Second Bureau County case announced

PRINCETON- A second resident of Bureau County has tested positive for COVID-19.  The 48-year-old woman was tested by an area hospital.  She is recovering at home in isolation.   Public health officials are in the beginning stages of the investigation and are working to identify individuals who ...Read more

Milk options expanded for WIC

SPRINGFIELD – An adjustment to WIC rules will allow for more options for those enrolled in the program when they shop for milk at retailers. The USDA Food & Nutrition Service has approved some substitutions for participants through May 31, 2020. Illinois WIC participants who are ...Read more

OSF HealthCare limiting and screening visitors

OTTAWA –  OSF HealthCare facilities in Mendota, Ottawa, and Streator will implement a strict no visitor policy effective March 31, 2020, with a few exceptions: One visitor will be allowed if deemed necessary for the provision of medical care One visitor will be allowed for pediatric ...Read more

5th case of COVID-19 in LaSalle County

OTTAWA -LaSalle County Health Department has confirmed an additional COVID-19 case in LaSalle County. The case is a male in his 60’s. The individual was hospitalized, but is now home in isolation. Federal privacy restrictions prohibit the release of any additional information regarding this ...Read more

Fire at St Margaret’s Hospital Monday

SPRING VALLEY – A fire reportedly in the living center area of St. Margaret’s Hospital on Monday had many area departments called to Spring Valley.   Around 9:45 AM the Spring Valley Fire Department evacuated all three floors of elderly tenants and battled the blaze which was ...Read more