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Foodborne Illness Sickens 23 Illinoisans

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois public health officials unfortunately have more on their plate than just the coronavirus.  The Illinois Department of Public Health reported on Saturday that 23 cases across Illinois have been confirmed of what is a multi state outbreak of a food borne parasite. 

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Bird knocks out Oglesby power Saturday

OGLESBY – A power outage that lasted about an hour Saturday afternoon in Oglesby was caused reportedly by a bird.    Commissioner Jason Curran said that the Ameren substation near the fire department went down, causing the city and many other areas outside of town to lose power around

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45 New Covid Deaths for Illinois

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 45 deaths and 634 cases in the past 24 hours.  On Saturday, public health officials released the latest daily data, which was an increase of 16 deaths but a decrease of 28 cases since Saturday a week ago. 41 of the 45 deaths came

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Body of LaSalle County Man Found In Creek

OTTAWA – The body that was discovered Thursday in a creek near Sheridan has been identified.  According to the LaSalle County Coroner, 61-year-old Kevin Comer, of Sheridan, was found in Somonauk Creek.    Deputies were called to the scene Thursday afternoon near the 4100 block of East

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EPA extends dicamba use through July 31st

  By JOHNATHAN HETTINGER of Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defended its decision to allow farmers to continue to spray a recently banned herbicide through July 31 in a court filing on Tuesday evening. The agency

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