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Anniversary of Deadly Ottawa Naplate Tornado

  OTTAWA – Today marks four years since a deadly EF-3 tornado struck Ottawa and Naplate causing wide-spread damage. The storm system brought ten different tornadic events in an outbreak that began around 4:30 in the afternoon on February 28th of 2017. The largest of the twisters ...Read more

Severe weather has hampered blood donation efforts

CHICAGO – The record breaking cold and severe weather across much of the United States has reduced the blood supply across the nation according to the Red Cross. Currently, the Red Cross is also testing blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies as well. Upcoming blood ...Read more

One death, 26 new COVID-19 cases in LaSalle County

  OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department was notified of an additional novel coronavirus-related death in LaSalle County, Illinois. The individual is a female in her 90’s.  There have been a total of two hundred seventy-eight COVID-19 related deaths in LaSalle County. The ...Read more