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State reports 587 new COVID-19 cases; LaSalle County adds six

State reports 587 new COVID-19 cases; LaSalle County adds six

The Illinois Department of Public Health added 587 new coronavirus cases to its count on Tuesday. There were 37 new deaths across the state. The LaSalle County Health Department added six new cases Tuesday. One new recovery was also reported. County totals are at 234 cases and 170 recoveries. State totals are at 148,452 cases…

Congressional Candidate giving federal government an “F” for pandemic response

Congressional Candidate giving federal government an “F” for pandemic response

LaSalle Democrat Dani Brzozowski isn’t grading the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic very highly. Brzozowski thinks the federal government should be doing more by way of legislation to help families and businesses being affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Brzozowski says the stimulus money handed out in the springtime isn’t enough to get people out…

Spring Valley man charged with firing gun at house in Peru

Spring Valley man charged with firing gun at house in Peru

The bullets didn’t hit anyone, but one man was hurt while running away after shots were fired at a house in Peru Monday night. Police Chief Doug Bernabei says things could have been much worse, because there were many people, including children, in the home in the 2100 block of Market St. Thirty-four year old…

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Tuesday Sports Update

Major League Baseball unveiled the shortened 60 game regular season schedule on Monday. The season will kick off with The World Series champion Nationals as they host the Yankees on July 23rd, followed by the Giants at the Dodgers. The White Sox  opener is at home against the Twins on July 24th.  The Cubs will…

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The Illinois High School Association formally announced on Friday the approval of its next stage of Return to Play Guidelines after receiving approval from the Illinois Department of Public Health. High School coaches can now conduct team practices with specific requirements mandated by the IDPH. For the official Return to Play Guidelines go to IHSA.Org…

IMSA joins Little Ten Conference for 2021-22

At a meeting of Little Ten Conference Athletic Directors and Principals on Wednesday, May 27, all schools represented voted to accept the Illinois Math and Science Academy into the conference beginning Fall 2021. The Little Ten Conference was formed for the 1919-1920 school year.  Founding members included–Earlville, Hinckley, Leland, Paw Paw, Plano, Rollo, Sandwich, Shabbona,…

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Trump says he’ll ‘put pressure’ on governors to reopen schools in fall

Trump says he’ll ‘put pressure’ on governors to reopen schools in fall

Official White House Photo by Tia DufourBy JORDYN PHELPS and SOPHIE TATUM, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump has been clear about where he stands in the debate over whether schools should resume in-person learning amid the global pandemic, tweeting Monday in all-caps that “SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL!!!”The president’s push to reopen schools…

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Biden preparing for ‘multiple scenarios’ on COVID-19 vaccine: Official

Biden preparing for ‘multiple scenarios’ on COVID-19 vaccine: Official

ABC News(WILMINGTON, Delaware) — BY: MOLLY NAGLE and JOHN VERHOVEKWith the November election fewer than four months away and the number of coronavirus cases again surging in the United States, former vice president Joe Biden is preparing for a range of realities when it comes to dealing with the virus if he is elected president,…

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Washington Redskins considering changing name just to be ‘politically correct’: Trump

Washington Redskins considering changing name just to be ‘politically correct’: Trump

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — BY: OLIVIA EUBANKSPresident Donald Trump on Monday weighed in on the Washington Redskins football team and Cleveland Indians baseball team considering changing their names — names Native Americans have long complained are racially offensive.While he didn’t flat-out say he’s opposed to a change in their names, he tweeted that the franchises are…

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Walmart donates $100K to replace Arkansas’ Confederate-linked statues at the US Capitol

Walmart donates $100K to replace Arkansas’ Confederate-linked statues at the US Capitol

iStock/Wolterk(NEW YORK) — BY: CATHERINE THORBECKEWalmart has donated $100,000 towards efforts to replace Arkansas’ Confederate-linked statues at the U.S. Capitol with new statues of singer Johnny Cash and civil rights activist Daisy Bates.The private sector donation comes as the nation is facing a racial reckoning in the wake of protests over the death of George…

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Jonas Brothers are pushing back release of memoir, ‘BLOOD’

Jonas Brothers are pushing back release of memoir, ‘BLOOD’

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicYou’ll have to wait a little longer to read the Jonas Brothers’ memoir. The sibling trio announced they have put the release of their memoir, BLOOD, on hold for the time being, with no new release date set. “It’s important to us that our memoir ‘BLOOD’ is perfect and that we share it when the…