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COVID-19 rules eased, state hiring more health care help

By JOHN O’CONNOR AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois public health officials reported 3,385 fresh cases of coronavirus illness. Also Monday, 50 more deaths were reported as Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration eased social interaction restrictions

LaSalle St. in Ottawa closed on Tuesday

OTTAWA – The City of Ottawa Public Works Department will be closing a portion of the 1900 block of LaSalle Street on Tuesday, beginning at 7:00 a.m. for water main maintenance work. The closure to traffic will

Peru Library open for browsing

  PERU – The Peru Public Library is opening for browsing by patrons this Wednesday, January 20th! When patrons stop by they will be able to browse the library’s collections on both floors. And they will notice

Streator Police Blotter 1/16

  STREATOR – The Streator Police Department reported a couple of incidents from Friday evening. They say that around noon a resident reported decorative lights were taken off of a garage in the 300 block of East

IVCC cancels Spring 2021 sports

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College is canceling its spring 2021 volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball seasons due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement was made Friday, by President Jerry Corcoran who said, “This was