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IDPH announces over 500 new COVID-19 cases

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 546 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Wednesday, including 87 additional deaths. IDPH is currently reporting a total of 134,185 cases since the pandemic began, along with 6,485 deaths. Governor JB Pritzker also ...Read more

Ottawa proposes alley garbage truck ban

OTTAWA – Ottawa’s city council voted to approve an amendment to an ordinance that would ban garbage trucks from using alleyways to pickup waste. As the city plans to make improvements to the alleys, the council explained that it would be a waste of money to repair these alleys and still ...Read more

Monitors added to LaSalle chambers

LASALLE -LaSalle City Council held its first in-person meeting since March, with a few new improvements to the council chamber. The room now features two large monitors behind the mayor and aldermen. Mayor Jeff Grove said that these screens may help the council avoid having to print out ...Read more