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Area Nursing Homes suffering COVID-19 outbreaks

MENDOTA – The latest update on the COVID-19 pandemic from the Illinois Department of Public Health show more long term care facilities dealing with the potentially deadly novel coronavirus.  Since last week, 3 more deaths have been reported due to complications of COVID-19 at Heritage ...Read more

Demand lowers gas prices in late Summer

OTTAWA – As many schools decide not to fully reopen due to the pandemic, the American Automobile Association says that is reducing demand, thus causing gas prices to decline.  Locally, LaSalle County continues its trend to have some of the lowest prices in the state, with an average price ...Read more

Livingston County sees 3 more COVID-19 cases

PONTIAC – Livingston County Health Department reported that 3 more residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the county total to 137 since the start of the pandemic. The new cases are a male under the age of 10, a female under the age of 20, and a male in their 70s, who are all ...Read more

IDPH reports 1,834 new COVID-19 cases

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois saw 1,834 new COVID-19 cases announced on Thursday, with 24 more confirmed deaths. This makes 200,427 total confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic in the state, along with 7,696 deaths. As of Wednesday, the preliminary seven-day positivity rate for cases is ...Read more