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Two mores cases of COVID-19 in LaSalle County

OTTAWA- Two LaSalle County men in their 40’s are isolating at home after testing positive for COVID-19.  The health department on Monday says they have now recorded 13 positive cases in the county.  Newly released data shows zip codes that have reported cases. Earlville, Peru, Oglesby, and ...Read more

IVAR rescues dozens of hoarded dogs and cats

PERU – Saturday the Illinois Valley Animal Rescue took in around 40 small dogs and Monday plan on picking up more dogs and cats.  They say a total of 50 dogs and around 10 cats and kittens are being collected from a location in Northern LaSalle County.  Heather from Bishop’s Small ...Read more

Bureau County man airlifted after UTV crash

HARMON – A Bureau County man was airlifted to Rockford for injuries he sustained in a UTV rollover in rural Lee County.  According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, they say on Saturday night they were called to a field west of Harmon Road near Keigwin Road for two persons injured ...Read more

Prison inmate dies of COVID-19

   MORRIS -The Grundy County Coroner John Callahan in a release Sunday morning has said that an inmate from the Stateville Correctional Institute has died due to COVID-19.   They say 66-year-old Ronald Rice was a patient at Morris Hospital.  Rice was serving an 80 year sentence for the murder ...Read more