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Red Cross issues heat safety tips

  The following recommendations from the American Red Cross can keep you and your family safe during this heat wave: NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS IN YOUR VEHICLE. The inside temperature of the car can quickly reach 120 degrees. Other heat safety steps include: Stay hydrated, drink plenty of

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Peru Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department received confirmation that mosquitoes from Peru tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquitoes were collected on July 18th and Environmental Health staff were able to conduct the confirmatory test on the mosquitoes at the Health Department.

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Ottawa pursues grants for Thornton Park

OTTAWA – The city of Ottawa is pursuing grants to upgrade Thornton Park. Mayor Dan Aussem says during a workshop, upgrades were considered for Thornton Park like resurfacing the tennis, pickleball and basketball courts, new shelters, a splash pad and playground equipment. The city

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