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IDPH issues update on hepatitis in children

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health announced that it has received reports of a total of nine patients under investigation for severe hepatitis under ten years of age, up from three that were reported in April. Two-thirds of the children tested positive for adenovirus, a

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Ottawa police recover ghost gun

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Police Department say they recovered a ghost gun after a brief pursuit last week. They say that after an attempted traffic stop last Wednesday, a suspect allegedly fled and discarded what they say was an unregistered firearm and another weapon out of the vehicle window.

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Ottawa K9 search leads to drug arrests

OTTAWA – A search of a vehicle assisted by an Ottawa K9 Officer led to a pair of drug arrests on Tuesday. The Ottawa Police Department say they stopped a vehicle around 3:15 AM and after a search, discovered what they say was a large amount of purported cocaine, crack-cocaine and heroin.

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