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Over 30 new COVID-19 recoveries in LaSalle County

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department reported 33 new recoveries from COVID-19 on Wednesday. The health department did not report any deaths in the county, making this the longest stretch of time with no fatalities from COVID-19 since early August. The LCHD also announced 15 new ...Read more

IDPH reports 35 new COVID-19 related deaths

SPRINGFIELD – 35 additional COVID-19 related deaths were reported Wednesday by the Illinois Department of Public Health, along with 1,941 more cases. Those deaths include a male in his 80’s from Bureau County. Illinois has recorded 266,151 cases in total, along with 8,367 deaths. The IDPH ...Read more

Number of homicides in Chicago area pass 2019 total

CHICAGO (AP) — The medical examiner’s office in the county that includes Chicago says that the number of homicides so far this year has already surpassed the total for all of 2019 and is on a pace to exceed 900 for just the fourth time in more than a quarter century.  In a news release, ...Read more

Former ITT students to get $9.4M in debt relief

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois attorney general says students who were enrolled at now-closed ITT Technical Institute campuses in the state are eligible for $9.4 million in student loan forgiveness. The state’s share of a $330 million national settlement finalized Tuesday follows ...Read more