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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

U of Illinois to develop new relationships to tribes

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois is putting a plan into action to establish new traditions since it retired its long-controversial Chief Illiniwek symbol 13 years ago. According to The (Champaign-Urbana) News-Gazette, the implementation plan released last week was developed from ...Read more

Bureau, Marshall County see new COVID cases

SPRINGFIELD – Bureau and Marshall County both reported additional coronavirus cases on Friday, the health department confirmed. 27 new cases were confirmed in Bureau County with 9 more in Marshall County. Since the pandemic began, the Bureau, Putnam, and Marshall County Health Department ...Read more