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Asymptomatic Testing Paused at OSF Hospitals

OTTAWA – OSF Hospitals are asking those who wish to get asymptomatic or close contact COVID-19 testing to go elsewhere. They said yesterday that with the rise of COVID-19 infections primarily among the unvaccinated, OSF HealthCare is asking members of communities it serves to refrain from

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Winter weather advisory issued

OTTAWA – Slippery travel conditions could be in store for us as the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in effect from 9 AM – 3 PM Tuesday.  Areas near and north of I-80 could receive up to three inches of snow and possibly some freezing rain.

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Streator home invasion leaves one dead

        STREATOR – One person is dead after an alleged home invasion in Streator on Sunday.According to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department, with the assistance of Streator Police Department and the Illinois State Police, they investigated a home invasion

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Blood donation events scheduled this week

OTTAWA – Nearly two years into the pandemic, everyone has earned a holiday break with their family and friends. But as the nation gathers again for celebrations this season, the American Red Cross, which provides 40% of the country’s blood, is facing historically low blood supply levels. Busy

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New Dicamba herbicide rules proposed

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Agriculture’s proposed administrative rules for the use of Dicamba on soybeans were published in the Secretary of State’s Illinois Register. The proposed restrictions for dicamba use on soybeans are the same restrictions that were required in

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