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61 New Covid-19 Deaths in Illinois

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Public Health reports 61 deaths on Saturday from the Coronavirus.  IDPH says that of the 61 who died, almost half were 80 or older.   None of the deaths were from people younger than 40, and since the pandemic was declared in March, 5,300 Covid

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Unemployment Soars Locally

OTTAWA – The local unemployment rate soared in April, after the impact from layoffs due to Cornavirus shutdowns took hold.  In figures released Friday, by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, LaSalle County had, in April, an unemployment rate of 18.4%, or 1 and a half points

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