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Algal Threat Diminished in Illinois River

HENNEPIN – Follow-up samples collected in the Illinois River last week showed no evidence of the algal toxin, microcystin, including samples collected near Hennepin and Marseilles. Previous samples collected at these locations detected microcystins. However, it’s likely that heavy rains ...Read more

Fatal Single Vehicle Crash in Bureau County

WYANET – A Lamoille man is dead after a single vehicle accident in Bureau County.  Bureau County Sheriffs and Wyanet EMS were called around 5 AM on Saturday for a reported accident near Wyanet. The Bureau County Sheriff’s Office says that a LaMoille man, identified as 34-year-old ...Read more

Driveway Scammers Appear in Livingston County

PONTIAC – The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department has issued a statement warning the public about home improvement scammers. They received a report of persons claiming to refinish and renovate driveways, then demand either more in payment or doing shoddy work. They ask that if ...Read more

OSF HealthCare Offers Social Network for New Moms

OTTAWA – The Family Birth Center at OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center has begun offering a social network for new moms called Mothers of Beautiful Babies (The MOBB). This group meets in person every Tuesday, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Meeting Room 4 of the hospital. Come meet and ...Read more