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CHICAGO (AP) — People traveling from Iowa and Oklahoma to Chicago will have to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival or face possible fines starting Friday. Chicago first issued a quarantine order early this month for 15
OTTAWA – An Ottawa woman is still missing along the Illinois River after disappearing six months ago. Authorities say on January 14th 45-year-old Tina M. Donovon possibly entered the water at Starved Rock State Park.
OTTAWA – LaSalle County State’s Attorney Karen Donnelly laid out the projected future potential reimbursement to the county from the scourge of opioid drugs. She announced an update on the litigation her office has filed on
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois saw a more than $1.1 billion drop in revenues in the fiscal year that ended last month due to the coronavirus’ impact on the state’s economy, according to state officials. The Commission
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Crews were working to restore power for thousands of homes after a series of storms hit Central and North Central Illinois. Ameren Illinois activated an emergency operations center Saturday evening to resolve the
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal authorities say nearly 200 counterfeit watches were found in late June and early July at a mail facility at O’Hare International Airport. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say officers at the facility
LASALLE – A downstate Illinois State Representative known for his recent legal challenges against Governor J.B. Pritzker spoke at a partisan ‘Back the Blue’ rally in front of the LaSalle Police Station Saturday afternoon. Republican Representative Darren
PERU – The construction of the new roundabout in Peru will have Plank Road closed for a number of days. Starting Monday, Plank Road from just south of Frontage Road to just north of Luther drive will
STREATOR – Two vehicles in the same drive way were reportedly burglarized in Streator. Streator police were called to the 600 block of West Stanton Street early Friday after a resident reported their vehicles were entered
CHICAGO (AP) — Plovers usually return to places where they’ve successfully nested, but two federally endangered shorebirds have yet to return to the Lake Michigan coast. The Chicago Tribune reports that on June 18, four piping plovers
SHABBONA – A DeKalb County woman has been accused of using the US Postal Service to move drugs. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, they say they were contacted by the postal agency regarding a suspicious
PRINCETON – A Michigan woman is in custody after a traffic stop for allegedly transporting 25lbs of Methamphetamine on Interstate 80. The Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics team on Thursday morning say they stopped an SUV for an
BUREAU JUNCTION – It took 28 fire departments nearly three hours to get the fire that destroyed a restaurant and motel in Bureau County under control. The fire in the 200 block of South Jensen Street
PONTIAC – One more resident of Livingston County has tested positive for COVID19. The latest infected is a man in his 30’s who is recovering in isolation. Officials say he was asymptomatic at the time of testing.
OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College President Jerry Corcoran Thursday outlined the college’s plan to safely deliver instruction this fall. “Most of our fall semester classes will be online and blended except for career and technical programs,
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Students and staff at the University of Illinois can be tested for the coronavirus with a saliva sample instead of an uncomfortable nasal swab. President Tim Killeen calls it “breakthrough technology.” A tent
OTTAWA – Ottawa’s City Council voted to extend their declaration of emergency regarding the coronavirus at Tuesday night’s meeting. Mayor Dan Aussem explained that the extension is just in case the situation regarding COVID-19 changes for the
PRINCETON – Darius Miller Park, named after a railroad executive who was born in the community in 1859, was renamed last week. The Rotary Club of Princeton held a ceremony and announced not only park improvements, but
PERU – One man is in custody and another was treated for injuries sustained while fleeing after a report of shots fired Monday night at a home in Peru. The Peru Police Department say they were called
UTICA – Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Park staff and conservation police officers are investigating a video that appeared on social media that apparently shows someone launching fireworks in a canyon. They are asking anyone with names,