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Two New Covid Deaths In LaSalle & Bureau Counties

OTTAWA – A woman in her 90’s is the latest Covid-19 related death in LaSalle County.  Friday, the LaSalle County Health Department said the woman becomes the 29th death in the county since the pandemic began.  Also Friday, the Bureau, Putnam, and Marshall County Health Departments ...Read more

Illinois Tops 2200 New Covid Cases on Friday

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Friday announced 2,264 new coronavirus confirmed cases, including 25 deaths.  The deaths reported in Friday’s total included a woman in her 80’s in Bureau County, and a woman in her 60’s in DeKalb County.  Reports ...Read more

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