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Five Covid Illinois Covid Deaths on Saturday

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health announced five new coronavirus deaths on Saturday.   That’s the fewest for a Saturday since shortly after the pandemic began in March.  The state also confirmed 1,828 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.  The state says ...Read more

IVCH Auxiliary Awards Scholarships

PERU – Five students pursuing college degrees in nursing and other healthcare-related fields are the recipients of scholarships totaling $5,000 from the Illinois Valley Community Hospital Auxiliary. Recipients of the $1,000 awards include: Melissa Mata of Peru, who received the Ruth Daniels ...Read more

Two New Covid Deaths In LaSalle & Bureau Counties

OTTAWA – A woman in her 90’s is the latest Covid-19 related death in LaSalle County.  Friday, the LaSalle County Health Department said the woman becomes the 29th death in the county since the pandemic began.  Also Friday, the Bureau, Putnam, and Marshall County Health Departments ...Read more

Illinois Tops 2200 New Covid Cases on Friday

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Friday announced 2,264 new coronavirus confirmed cases, including 25 deaths.  The deaths reported in Friday’s total included a woman in her 80’s in Bureau County, and a woman in her 60’s in DeKalb County.  Reports ...Read more