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Lowest Covid-19 Daily Deaths in 10 Weeks

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health released its daily Coronavirus report on Sunday, and the number of deaths plummeted to the lowest amount since April 2nd.  Nineteen new deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, all in the Chicagoland area.  Health Officials say 672

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Cicadas Give Zoo Animals a Tasty Treat

BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The early emergence of cicadas in Illinois provided animals at the Brookfield Zoo a rare treat. Officials at the zoo west of Chicago said the red-eyed cicadas make for a nutritious snack that’s high in protein and low in fat. Animal care staff this week provided

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Fire Extinguished in South Streator

SOUTH STREATOR – Three fire departments helped extinguish a house fire in South Streator.  According to the Reading Fire Department, Saturday morning about 12:10 they were called to a report of smoke coming from the siding of a home in the 2000 block of South Church street.  Firefighters

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