IDNR seeking seasonal workers for state parks

  SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is seeking applicants for seasonal workers at state parks and historic sites around the state. Openings include positions at Illini State Park in Marseilles and Starved Rock State

Illinois spring trout fishing season opens April 1.

SPRINGFIELD – The 2023 Illinois spring trout fishing season will open April 1st at 58 ponds, lakes, and streams throughout the state. An early catch-and-release fishing season will open March 18. No trout may be kept during

Two new board members join IVAC

PERU – The Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce will be welcoming two new members to their board of directors. It was announced that Dr. Clayton Theisinger and Heather Hammitt will be joining the chamber. Dr. Theisinger

Riverside area Safe Routes to School Project bid awarded

  STREATOR – A construction bid for the Riverside Area Safe Routes to School Project was awarded at Wednesday’s Streator City Council Meeting. Tobey’s Construction will take on the project at just over $417,000. The project that

Former Cop Arrested for Impersonating a Cop

You’ve probably seen a police show where a cop gets fired . . . but he secretly returns to work, because he just can’t let go of that last case!  Well, this is an interesting spin on

America’s New Favorite Dog

There’s EARTH-SHATTERING news in the dog world.  For the first time in three decades, the Labrador Retriever is NOT America’s #1 dog.      

Illinois State Police warn of increased road rage incidents

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Police are warning motorists about what they say is an alarming increase in road rage. Along interstates and expressways across the state, a number of high-profile incidents have left some drivers and