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Hail, high winds blow through area Saturday

OTTAWA – A multitude of warnings were issued across North Central Illinois Saturday for a series of storms that uprooted trees and possibly spawned a tornado near Joliet.    The National Weather Service received multiple reports for wind damage across the state, and locally trees and ...Read more

Rezin vocal about Dems pushing through budget

SPRINGFIELD- The budget headed to the desk of Governor J.B. Pritzker is an over $40 billion dollar plan that relies on Federal spending to make ends meet, but Republican State Senator Sue Rezin was vocal about the Democrats plan pushed through on Saturday. “I could not support the budget that ...Read more

IVCH names employee of the year

PERU – A laboratory technologist described as someone who “always puts the patient first” is the 2020 winner of the Buckman Family Employee of the Year Award at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru. Mindy McLane, a medical lab tech who is currently serving as one of the interim ...Read more

Illinois Reports 75 Additional Covid-19 Deaths

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health reports 75 Coronarvirus deaths on Saturday.  The deaths range in age from a Cook County woman in her 20’s, and a woman over a 100 in Dupage County.  The vast majority of the deaths, 71, were either in the Chicago area or ...Read more

2 New Cases, 1 Recovery in LaSalle County

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department reports two new Covid-19 cases on Saturday.  Health officials say the cases are two men, one in his 60’s, the other in his 90’s.  That makes 135 total cases since the start of the pandemic.  One person has been released from ...Read more