Category Archives: WCMY News

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…Read more »

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…Read more »

IVCH reaches 1,000 coronavirus tests done

Illinois Valley Community Hospital says it’s done more than 1,000 nose swab tests for COVID-19. As of yesterday, 999 of those tests came back negative. Fifteen came back positive. Thirty-eight tests haven’t come back yet. IVCH CEO Tommy Hobbs says it’s good that downstate hospitals haven’t been swamped with coronavirus cases as many had expected.…Read more »

Illinois Farm Bureau has positive views of new trade agreement

Manufacturers in three countries can import and export goods under the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement. It took effect last Wednesday, replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement. Illinois Farm Bureau Executive Director Mark Gebhards says agricultural products will get a boost. Gebhards says farmers should feel good about keeping up the push for a new…Read more »

Conservation police working fireworks cases at local state parks

Conservation police are looking for people who set off fireworks in Starved Rock and Matthiessen state parks over the weekend. Some videos were put on Snapchat and Instagram of the fireworks. Anyone with information about, pictures, or videos of the people who did it is asked to contact police at 815-667-4726. Besides being illegal to…Read more »

Fox River bridge in Millington closed

A bridge project is starting in Millington. The LaSalle County Highway Dept. says the County Highway 31 Millington Bridge over the Fox River will be closed while a new pier is built. Detours are being posted so local residents can find other ways across the river.Read more »