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Illinois announced 601 new COVID-19 cases

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 601 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, including 38 additional deaths. The IDPH is currently reporting a total of 137,825 cases in the state since the pandemic began, with 6,707 deaths. The only county in Illinois that ...Read more

LaSalle Pool to open Friday

LASALLE – The city of LaSalle pool will be opening on Friday.  Mayor Jeff Grove confirmed that due to the movement of Illinois into Phase Four of the re-opening plan during the coronavirus pandemic, the swimming pool at Hegeler Park will be allowed to open with restrictions.  Adults, ...Read more

Peru addresses secret tax increase rumor

PERU – Peru mayor Scott Harl dispelled social media rumors that the city had secretly raised taxes. Harl explained that there is no tax rate associated with the TIF district in Peru. He and other alderman explained that the values of their homes had simply increased in the past year, and ...Read more