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Gas Prices Down 75 Cents From Last Summer

CHICAGO – Half way through summer, gas prices are still substantially lower than a year ago, though higher than last month.  According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of gas is $2.39, while a year ago the price was $3.14 for a gallon of gas.  However, that price is about a dime

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13 more COVID-19 cases in DeKalb County

DEKALB – The DeKalb County Health Department reported 13 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the county has had 702 confirmed cases in total, with 22 deaths from complications related to COVID-19. The DCHD also announced that the DeKalb County Nursing

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Pritzker reports 1,187 new COVID-19 cases

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,187 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, along with 8 additional deaths. At his press briefing, Gov. JB Pritzker announced that the state would also be changing the boundaries and number of health regions, going from 4 to 11.

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Vehicle break-ins reported in Streator

STREATOR – Multiple vehicle burglaries were reported in Streator Tuesday.  The Streator Police say that unlocked vehicles in the 200 and 300 block of South Everett Street, and in the 700 East Wilson Street were entered.    Numerous items were allegedly taken, including electronics and

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