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IVCH names employee of the year

PERU – A laboratory technologist described as someone who “always puts the patient first” is the 2020 winner of the Buckman Family Employee of the Year Award at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru. Mindy McLane, a medical lab tech who is currently serving as one of the interim ...Read more

Illinois Reports 75 Additional Covid-19 Deaths

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health reports 75 Coronarvirus deaths on Saturday.  The deaths range in age from a Cook County woman in her 20’s, and a woman over a 100 in Dupage County.  The vast majority of the deaths, 71, were either in the Chicago area or ...Read more

2 New Cases, 1 Recovery in LaSalle County

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department reports two new Covid-19 cases on Saturday.  Health officials say the cases are two men, one in his 60’s, the other in his 90’s.  That makes 135 total cases since the start of the pandemic.  One person has been released from ...Read more

One New Covid Case at Pontiac Correctional

PONTIAC – The Livingston County Health Department reports one new cornavirus case on Saturday, this one at the Pontiac Correctional Center.  Health Department officials report the individual is currently asymptomatic, and is in isolation.  So far, during the pandemic, 776 people have been ...Read more

Local Courts To Resume June 1

OTTAWA – Local circuit courts are scheduled to resume next month.  The 13th Judicial Circuit Courts, which includes LaSalle, Bureau and Grundy Counties, announced they will resume operations, whether remotely or in person, on June 1st.  Protocols will  include temperature checks before ...Read more

8-Year-Old Lifeflighted After Traffic Accident

STREATOR – An 8-year-old girl was life flighted after the vehicle she was riding in collided with another in Southern LaSalle County.  LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office says that late Friday morning, 28-year-old Vickey L. Meglich, of Streator, apparently failed to stop at a stop sign ...Read more

Purse taken from vehicle Thursday in Streator

STREATOR- A purse was reportedly taken from a vehicle on Thursday.   The Streator Police Department say they were called to the 200 block of East Kent Street around 10 AM.   The value of the contents of the purse were not disclosed and anyone with any information is asked to contact the ...Read more

Cases of Lyme Disease up in LaSalle County

OTTAWA – In observance of Lyme Disease Awareness month, the LaSalle County Health Department reminds everyone to be mindful of ticks and the diseases they could cause.  There were 7 cases of Lyme disease confirmed in the county in 2019, up from recent lows of 2 cases in 2016 and 2017. The risk ...Read more