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COVID cases in LaSalle County top over 900

  OTTAWA – Coronavirus cases in LaSalle County have surged since the LaSalle County Health Department’s last weekly update on December 23rd. A total of 909 new cases are reported, up from around 500. The health department is reporting ten COVID-19 related deaths in the county. ...Read more

Tips to prevent frozen or burst pipes this season

  STREATOR – Frigid weather is upon North Central Illinois and homeowners are reminded to give proper care to pipes to prevent freezing. According to Illinois American Water, its important to eliminate sources of cold air near water lines and knowing the location of your main shut-off ...Read more

Firearm taken from unlocked vehicle in Streator

STREATOR – A firearm was taken from an unlocked vehicle on Friday in Streator. Authorities were called to the 400 Block of South Sterling Street on Friday, where an area resident notified police of the missing weapon. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Streator Police ...Read more

IVCC dental clinics return

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s Dental Assisting Program will once again offer free/reduced-cost dental clinics on Fridays for IVCC students, staff and the community. Clinics are 8 a.m. to noon from January 28th through May 6th (excluding February 25, March 4 and March 11) ...Read more