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168 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Saturday

SPRINGFIELD – 168 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois were announced Saturday. Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public health announced an additional death, a Cook County man in his 70s. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 753 and six fatalities. Governor J.B. ...Read more

Pump prices are the cheapest since 2016

UNDATED – The national gas price average is at its cheapest since 2016 at $2.17 per gallon. According to the American Automobile Association, pump prices continue to decline around the country as oil prices have decreased significantly in response to the increasing public health and ...Read more

Starved Rock Lodge closes this weekend

OGLESBY- Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center will be closed on Sunday. Carry out orders will not be available during the shutdown and will not be accepting new reservations through the end of March. Officials say they hope to be back in operation by April 1st. If you have a room ...Read more

Train strikes unoccupied truck in Peru

PERU – Peru police say an unoccupied truck vs train collision occurred at the Plain Street crossing, but no injuries were reported.  They say around 3 AM Friday two locomotives and six cars were damaged by the vehicle that they believe rolled onto the tracks from a nearby residence.  The ...Read more