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No New Covid-19 Cases In LaSalle County on Sunday

OTTAWA – No new cases were reported by the LaSalle County Health Department on Sunday.  The total coronavirus cases for the county since the pandemic began stands at 119.  The county has recorded 8 deaths so far, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.  According to zip ...Read more

Heavy rains bring flooding along rivers

UTICA – Portions of area roads and property could be underwater by mid-week according to the National Weather Service.   If the Illinois River predictions hold true, parts of Dee Bennet Road between Utica and Naplate could be flooded as soon as Tuesday.   The lower lots of Starved Rock ...Read more

Fatal Crash near Grand Ridge Saturday

GRAND RIDGE – The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office and the Illinois State Police are investigating a two vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality on Saturday.   In a press release, they say the crash took place on Illinois Route 23 near North 2350th Road around 9:30 AM, about two miles ...Read more

74 New Deaths in Illinois from Coronavirus

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Public Health says 74 new deaths are reported in the state, giving a total pandemic death count of just over 4,100 Illinosans.  OF the 74, 90 percent lived in the Chicagoland area, and four people were in their 100’s, and 16 in their 90’s.  ...Read more

Two New Covid Cases in LaSalle County

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department announced on Saturday two new confirmed Covid-19 cases, a man in his 40’s and a man in his 50’s.  That makes 119  for the county since the pandemic was declared in March, though 55 have since recovered.  Both of the two new cases ...Read more