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Mendota High School gets ready to honor graduates

MENDOTA – Mendota High School announced on Tuesday plans for an outdoor graduation ceremony for the class of 2020. An outdoor ceremony is scheduled for 7 PM July 18th at the Mendota Trojan Athletic Stadium. They are planning to have graduates socially distanced and seated on the turf field ...Read more

Bureau County reports 2nd COVID-19 death

PRINCETON – The Bureau, Putnam, and Marshall County Health Departments reported that a male in his 60’s is the latest COVID-19 related death in Bureau County on Tuesday. Hector Gomez, Health Department Administration encouraged residents to stay diligent in taking precautions, stating ...Read more

DeKalb County records 9 new cases of COVID-19

DEKALB – The DeKalb County Health Department on Tuesday recorded 9 new cases of COVID-19. That brings the total since the pandemic began to 574 cases. The Pine Acres Rehab and Living Center has had the most cases of the four long term care facilities with infections, showing 12 deaths and ...Read more

Another recovered from COVID-19 in LaSalle County

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department announced five additional positive cases of COVID-19 in the county. These individuals are females ranging in age from their 20’s to their 60’s, and a male in their 30’s. There have been 210 total cases since the start of the pandemic. ...Read more

Peru shows early success in fireworks crackdown

PERU – With the upcoming 4th of July holiday, the city of Peru announced they would be enforcing the laws regarding illegal fireworks within the city limits. This last weekend Police Chief Doug Bernabei said they department ticketed three individuals for disorderly conduct for setting off ...Read more