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5 New Coronavirus Cases in LaSalle County

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department announced Monday evening that five county residents contracted Covid-19 disease in the past day.  The newly infected consists of people in their 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s.  Four people are newly recovered, according to health officials, and ...Read more

DeKalb County confirms 17 more COVID-19 cases

DEKALB – 17 more cases of COVID-19 were reported in DeKalb County. The DeKalb County Health Department has confirmed 804 cases in total from the county, along with 24 deaths. The IDPH still classifies Pine Acres Rehab and Living Center and Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion as having open ...Read more

Local Unemployment Still High, But Improving

SPRINGFIELD – The latest county unemployment numbers have been released by the state, and they show strong job gains.  LaSalle County improved nearly 5 percentage points, from an unemployment rate in May of 18.4% to 13.5% in June.  Bureau County has one of the lowest rates in the area, ...Read more

IDPH reports 1,231 new COVID-19 cases

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,231 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, along with 18 additional deaths. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the state has had 172,655 total cases with 7,416 deaths. Area counties are currently seeing open outbreaks in five ...Read more