OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department is reporting 25 new COVID-19 cases in the county on Thursday. According to the health department, there are no new coronavirus deaths to report. The following cases include:
Male, youth < 13
Female, youth < 13
(2) Females, 20’s
Male, ...Read more
MINONK – Fieldcrest Community Unit District 6 school announced Wednesday that they will be trying to reduce building heating costs by turning down the thermostat. Superintendent Dr. Kari L. Rockwell said that a drastic increase in natural gas prices could potentially increase their costs ...Read more
STREATOR – Today is the anniversary of the discovery of Pluto by a man born in Streator. It was February 18th, 1930 photographic evidence of Pluto was discovered by Clyde W. Tombaugh at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. Tombaugh was born in Streator in 1906. Although he passed ...Read more
CHICAGO – The national gas price average is crawling upwards, in part due to the massive snow and ice storm that gripped much of the nations mid-section earlier this week. According to the American Automobile Association, the national gas price average is at $2.53 per gallon. On a statewide ...Read more
STREATOR – Streator’s City Council approved of a collective bargaining agreement with the International Association of Firefighters and Streator Firefighters Local 56 on Wednesday. According to City Manager David Plyman, the new agreement provides for a 2.5% wage increase ...Read more
SPRING VALLEY – A wet mess occurred Wednesday after sprinkler head ruptured near the door to an emergency room in north central Illinois. The Spring Valley Fire Department were called around 2 PM to St. Margaret’s Hospital for a general fire alarm. Upon arrival, they quickly ...Read more
STREATOR – Streator Township High School’s COVID-19 committee has started conversations about how they would arrange special events coming up like prom and graduation while following COVID-19 regulations.
Different ideas were tossed around at Tuesday night’s board meeting ...Read more
PONTIAC – Sixty-six residents of Livingston County have tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus disease). Sadly, two more residents have also died due to complications related to COVID-19. The individuals included a male and female in their 80s. Livingston County Health Department ...Read more
SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Sue Rezin believes Governor J.B. Pritzker is ignoring his constitutional requirement to live within the existing revenue amount.
Rezin says the closure of corporate tax loopholes are just suspensions of negotiated programs and tax credits he agreed to in 2019 to ...Read more
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,795 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 24 additional deaths on Wednesday.
– Cook County: 1 male 40s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 3 females 80s, 1 male 80s, 2 females ...Read more