At the Governor's coronavirus briefing Friday, the media asked about preparations for the new Pfizer vaccine. State Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said the state will get cold storage units to all eleven regions now under Tier 3 mitigation rules. The vaccine must be kept at minus 70 …

A double-digit COVID-19 caseload in La Salle County Sunday; but statewide, it's just over 10,000. Locally, Leslie Dougherty said La Salle County has 92 new confirmed or probable cases. They include 12 teens, eighteen in their 20's, seventeen in their 30's and sixteen in their 40's. Eighty-tw…

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Two local men took a detour Saturday morning – one to jail; another to a hospital.. Around 7am, 26-year old Steven Weiman was northbound on 1453rd road, a few miles east of Prairie Center. The Earlville man's car entered a ditch, struck a culvert and rolled several times.

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Letters from the administrator of the La Salle Veterans home show the problem of cornavirus inside the facility. On Saturday, Angela Mehlbrech said 27 residents, who had tested positive with coronavirus, had now passed away. On November 12, the number of positive testing residents who had di…

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Men from Peru and Chicago died in a crash early Saturday near the Bureau County line. Names are being withheld by State Police pending notification of the next of kin.

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The integration of St. Margaret's and Illinois Valley Community Hospitals continues. The latest step is the forming of a new St. Margaret's Health Board of Directors. Named were Aaron Alton, President and CEO of SMP Health System and Tim Muntz, President and CEO of St. Margaret's Health.

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Italian-based confectionery giant Ferrero is going to build its first chocolate factory in the U.S. And, not all that far from Starved Rock Country. It will be an add-on to their current Bloomington facility. Construction starts next year and it will add another 50 jobs to the current workfo…

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Several departments responded to a fire in rural Dimmick Township late Friday afternoon. Unfortunately, the fire had a head start and firefighters stayed on the outside and poured water on the flames.

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As a result of sharp increases in COVID-19 cases, Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations are now in effect. Measures effect retail, personal care services, health and fitness centers, hotels, manufacturing, Bars/Restaurants, meetings and social events, offices, organized group recreation activities, …

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The Illinois High School Association is putting all prep sports on pause starting tomorrow (Friday).

There was no fire at Owens Glass in Streator Thursday morning.  Captain Kupec with Streator Fire Department said they were called after 8am  about glass leaking from a tank.  Kupec said  firemen had to cool off some structural members underneath the tank.   Owen Glass, at 901 Shabbona,  unfo…

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 Investigation continues into a pre-dawn accident that claimed the life of the driver of a car.  Putnam County Sheriff’s Office says the driver was the lone occupant and, struck a train on 1300 street, a half mile south of Route 71 and Granville.  The accident is believed to have occurred ar…

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