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OSF St. Paul Medical Center prepped for surge

MENDOTA – OSF St. Paul Medical Center officials say the hospital is prepared in the event of a surge of COVID-19 in the community. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Leonardo Lopez says the hospital has adequate personal protective equipment, space, beds, and ventilators available. In the event ...Read more

Third confirmed COVID-19 case in Bureau County

PRINCETON – A third resident of Bureau County has tested positive for coronavirus disease. The individual was screened and tested by an area hospital.   The individual is a 77-year-old male who is currently being hospitalized. Public health officials say they are in the beginning stages ...Read more

Lee County now has 2 positive cases of COVID-19

  DIXON – Lee County now has 2 positive cases of COVID-19. 94 tests are still pending, but the Lee County Health Department says it is one person in their 50’s and one in their 30’s. Contact tracing of both patients is being done to determine persons the resident had close ...Read more

All parks in Ottawa closed until further notice

OTTAWA –  Effective immediately all parks within the city of Ottawa are now closed. According to the Ottawa Police Department, at this time the only activity permitted will be the launching of watercraft into the Illinois and Fox River using public boat launches at Allen and Fox River ...Read more

All parks in Ottawa closed until further notice

OTTAWA –  Effective immediately, all parks within the city of Ottawa are now closed. According to the Ottawa Police Department, at this time the only activity permitted will be the launching of watercraft into the Illinois and Fox River using public boat launches at Allen and Fox River ...Read more

Case of COVID-19 confirmed in Lee County

AMBOY – The Lee County Unified Executive Leadership Team announced a positive case of COVID-19 in Lee County on Thursday. The case is an adult resident in his or her 50s and is isolated at home. The Lee County Health Department understands that having a case in the county may cause people ...Read more