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Coronavirus statistics from LaSalle County Health Dept. for Thursday

Coronavirus statistics from LaSalle County Health Dept. for Thursday

A man in his 80’s has been added to the fatal coronavirus case count for LaSalle County. The county’s health department says that brings the county to 251. There are 3,048 active and probable cases, up by 14 from the day before. The health department says there have been 9,723 cases in the county so…

Marseilles to borrow for City Hall renovations, refinance sewer bonds

Marseilles to borrow for City Hall renovations, refinance sewer bonds

The city of Marseilles is refinancing nearly $3 million in bonds for sewer work. Mayor Jim Hollenbeck says the city can get a lower interest rate and save $156,000 over the next decade. The city is also issuing new bonds for $305,000. The city’s borrowing the money to pay for improvements at City Hall. Hollenbeck…

Tours resume at Hegeler Carus Mansion

Tours resume at Hegeler Carus Mansion

Tours resume today at Hegeler Carus Mansion in LaSalle. Executive Director Cindy Waddick says they haven’t been going on for a while because of pandemic restrictions. There are still some restrictions, but people are allowed in again. There are tours of different lengths available for different prices. Waddick says anyone who wants to go should…

Traffic crash claims Mendota man’s life south of Mendota

Traffic crash claims Mendota man’s life south of Mendota

A northbound driver on Illinois 251 died in a two-vehicle crash south of Mendota yesterday morning. The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Department and Coroner’s Office say 20-year old Kaine M. Pizano-Olson was in a car that went out of control. It hit a tractor trailer truck. Pizano-Olson died at the scene. The truck driver was not…

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Thursday Sports Update

Thursday Sports Update

Last night In the I-74 rivalry,  Illinois State rallied in the 2nd half to defeat the Bradley Braves 71-56 at the Redbird Arena.  ISU is now 5-8 and will host Valparaiso this weekend in a two-game series starting on Saturday.      Northwestern lost on the road to the 10th ranked Wisconsin Badgers 68-52. The 6-and-7…

Wednesday Sports Update

Wednesday Sports Update

The IHSA met virtually with athletic directors on Tuesday to put together a clearer timeline for the winter, spring and summer sports seasons.   La Salle County is located in the Region Two zone and is now under the Tier One COVID mitigations which means all winter sports are allowed to begin practices immediately and…

Tuesday Sports Update

Tuesday Sports Update

The Illinois High School Association announced they will be working with the IDPH to clarify what the continued positive movement of multiple Regions to Tier 1, Tier 2, or even Phase 4 means for schools and sports moving forward.  IHSA said they will send out an update to member schools & post information from today’s…

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Coronavirus live updates: Biden signs executive actions to combat pandemic

Coronavirus live updates: Biden signs executive actions to combat pandemic

Myriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER, EMILY SHAPIRO and ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 97 million people worldwide and killed over 2 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how…

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Vaccinating America is easier said than done: 5 things to know about Biden’s plan

Vaccinating America is easier said than done: 5 things to know about Biden’s plan

Alex Wong/Getty ImagesBy ANNE FLAHERTY and CHEYENNE HASLETT, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden is out with a new 200-page COVID-19 national strategy aimed at turning around the pandemic, including an ambitious new effort to boost supply and set up vaccine storefronts across America.But vaccinating America in record time amid a fast-moving pandemic is easier…

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Scoreboard roundup — 1/20/21

Scoreboard roundup — 1/20/21

iStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONDallas 124, Indiana 112Philadelphia 117, Boston 109Cleveland 147, Brooklyn 135 (2OT)Miami 111, Toronto 102Atlanta 123, Detroit 115 (OT)Orlando 97, Minnesota 96Phoenix 109, Houston 103LA Clippers 115, Sacramento 96Golden State 121, San Antonio 99Washington at Charlotte (Postponed)Memphis at Portland (Postponed)NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEEdmonton…

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Facebook passes final decision to ban Trump to oversight board

Facebook passes final decision to ban Trump to oversight board

wachiwit/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Facebook said Thursday it was referring the decision to indefinitely suspend Donald Trump’s account to its newly-formed oversight board to make the final call on what will happen to the former president’s accounts.The board was created to operate independently of Facebook, though Facebook is funding it with an…

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‘The Boys’ is tackling one of the comic’s raunchiest storylines

‘The Boys’ is tackling one of the comic’s raunchiest storylines

Urban as Billy Butcher – Courtesy Amazon Studios(NEW YORK) — (NOTE LANGUAGE, CONTENT) The Boys, Amazon’s skewed superhero show, is about to go where only the Garth Ennis’ original graphic novel dared — a storyline called “Herogasm.” To put it as delicately as possible, the storyline has Homelander telling the public that he and the world’s other super-powered…

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