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No new COVID-19 cases in Livingston County

PONTIAC – Livingston County’s health department reported no new cases of COVID-19 for Monday. The county has seen 45 positive confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic, with 2,319 reported negative. 37 of these previously reported cases have been removed from isolation, and two ...Read more

Parking limited for fireworks in Mendota

MENDOTA – The show will go on, however, it will be a week after the holiday and with limited parking.   The Mendota Chamber of Commerce announced Monday that the fireworks, scheduled for 9:30 PM around Lake Mendota on July 11th, will be limited to just 350 vehicles.   They also ask no ...Read more

One more COVID-19 recovery in LaSalle County

OTTAWA – The health department in LaSalle County reported 5 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday. These reported cases were a male in his 30’s and four women ranging in age from their 20’s to their 60’s. There have now been a total of 210 coronavirus cases since the start of the ...Read more

7 new COVID-19 cases in Dekalb County

DEKALB – The DeKalb County Health Department announced 7 additional positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday. This makes 565 positive cases since the start of the pandemic with 18 deaths. 55 of these cases have been residents of Pine Acres Rehab and Living Center, with 12 deaths from COVID-19 ...Read more

Wind farm work cause road closures starting Monday

OTTAWA – Work on the Otter Creek Wind Farm will have some roads closed temporarily beginning Monday.  The LaSalle County Highway Department say that North 12th Road between Illinois Route 18 and East 26th Road and East 26th Road between North 12th Road and North 13th Road will be closed ...Read more

Dwight man killed in Livingston County crash

PONTIAC – A man from Dwight is dead after a crash Saturday in Livingston County. The Illinois State Police say around 4 PM at US Route 66 and East 1830 North Road an SUV driven by a 20-year-old Pontiac man allegedly failed to stop at the intersection striking a motorcycle. The 77-year-old ...Read more