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Contract Awarded For IVCC Barn Demolition

OGLESBY – At the Illinois Valley Community College board meeting Thursday a contract was awarded for the demolition of the old barn south of the Oglesby campus.   S&K Excavating & Trucking of Newark bid $50,750 for

Weather Varied; Corn Harvest Ahead of Schedule

OTTAWA – With recent rainfall in some parts of LaSalle County and dryness in others has left some farmers hurting. According to LaSalle County Farm Bureau President David Isermann, South and East parts of LaSalle County experienced more

Tractor Trailer Strikes Cows on US 52

HARDING – A tractor-trailer being driven by a man from Montgomery struck two cows Wednesday night in LaSalle County.  According to the LaSalle County Sheriff’s office, 28-year-old Jesus Ramos was eastbound around 8:30 p.m. on US Route

I&M Canal to Get State Funded Upgrades

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The I & M Canal in Will and Grundy counties will get a $6.7 million DuPage River spillway upgrade.   That is just part of the more than $14 million for improvements to state

Lee County Man Dies in Construction Accident

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a construction worker, killed when a steel beam fell at a construction site in Evanston.  A crane was lifting beams from a