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LaSalle County reports 2 more COVID-19 deaths

OTTAWA – 2 individuals, a female in her 70’s and another in her 80’s, have reportedly died from coronavirus related complications. This marks 206 COVID-19 related deaths in the county since the pandemic began. The LaSalle County Health Department also reported 19 more COVID-19 cases and ...Read more

Less than 5,000 new COVID-19 cases seen statewide

SPRINGFIELD – The IDPH reported 4,699 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 on Monday, the lowest daily case count the state has seen since October. The state health department also confirmed 98 additional deaths, including individuals from Bureau and LaSalle County. In total, ...Read more

Inmate, 36, dies at northwest Illinois prison

THOMSON, Ill. (AP) — A 36-year-old inmate at the federal prison in the northwestern Illinois community of Thomson has died. Federal Bureau of Prisons officials say Patrick Bacon was found unresponsive in his cell around midnight Friday. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Details on his ...Read more

LaSalle County COVID-19 death toll tops 200

OTTAWA – The death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 200.  The LaSalle County Health Department reports a man in his 70’s is the 204th COVID-19 related death in the county since the start of the pandemic.   Recoveries outpaced new cases on Sunday, with 110 considered recovered ...Read more