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Streator behind state average in Census completion

STREATOR (AP) —  The city of Streator trails the Illinois state average in completing the U.S. Census.   As of Friday residents have only completed 59.1% of them.   The state average in Illinois is 60.8%.    Other area communities were above average, like Grand Ridge at 78.4%, Ottawa at ...Read more

Illinois Reports Almost 3,000 New Covid-19 Cases

CHICAGO – Governor J.B Pritzker announced 2,994 new cases of the coronavirus, and 63 additional deaths.  Over 19,000 tests were performed the Governor announced on Sunday, and so far during the pandemic, over 61,000 Illinoisans have been officially reported as having contracted the ...Read more

No New Covid-19 Cases in LaSalle County

OTTAWA – Sunday, the LaSalle County Health Department reports no new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours.  This comes a day after 12 new cases were reported on Saturday, with all dozen cases in isolation.  So far during the pandemic declared 2 months ago,  67 coronavirus cases have been ...Read more

2 New Covid Cases in Livingston County

PONTIAC – Two more Covid-19 cases confirmed in Livingston County on Sunday.  According to the Livingston County Health Department a man in his 30’s and a man in his 50’s tested positive, and are being isolated at home.  That makes a total of 23 total cases in Livingston County ...Read more

IVCC virtual commencement set for May 16th

OGLESBY – An estimated 110 students are expected to participate in Illinois Valley Community College’s 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16 virtual commencement. The 54th annual commencement, the first to be held entirely online, will feature photos of graduates and a keynote address by former IVCC ...Read more