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Chicago removes its third and last Columbus statue

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago has removed its last remaining statue of Christopher Columbus, which had stood on display in the city for nearly 130 years but drew criticism from those who say the explorer doesn’t deserve veneration because of how he treated Indigenous peoples. The removal of the ...Read more

12 New Covid Cases in LaSalle County

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department on Sunday reports 12 new coronavirus cases.  That makes 511 cases since the pandemic began, and on Sunday, the new cases include a teenage girl, 5 men in their 20s, a man in his 40s, and 3 men and 2 women in their 50s. ...Read more

14 More Dead Due to Covid on Sunday in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Sunday said over 1400 new cases of the coronavirus were reported and 14 new deaths.  The department also reported that statewide, 1400 Covid-19 patients were in the hospital, with 339 in the ICU and 125 on ventilators.  This makes ...Read more

DeKalb Sheriff warns of seal coat scammers

SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is alerting citizens of home repair scams returning to the area, and have been able to identify an alleged suspect’s vehicle.   According to authorities, victims report a white GMC or Chevrolet truck with a seal coating tank in the back.   ...Read more