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Governor signs Banking Development Districts Act

  CHICAGO – Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the Illinois Banking Development Districts Act into law on Friday. The legislation creates a new incentive program for the creation of bank branches in underserved communities. Banks and local governments in Illinois will jointly create a plan for ...Read more

Streator Police Chief retires in June

  STREATOR – The city of Streator has received plenty of applications for its next police chief, since the announcement of Chief Robert Turner’s retirement. Turner has been Streator Police Chief since January of 2021. Turner has been with the department for over 25 years. The city ...Read more

TBM Avenger Reunion returns to Peru

PERU – The 7th Annual TBM Avenger Reunion & Salute to Veterans is underway at the Illinois Valley Regional Airport in Peru. Dozens of vintage aircraft are on display on the ground and in the sky all weekend. Saturday night a pyrotechnic display is planned, plus a number of events to ...Read more

IVCC ag ambassadors to assist with recruiting

OGLESBY – For the first time, Illinois Valley Community College agriculture ambassadors will accompany the college’s admission’s staff on high school visits next fall. Ambassadors are expected to participate include Rilan Rosengren of Ottawa, Harley Sterling of LaSalle and Perris ...Read more

Illinois updates fish consumption advisories

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health announced updated consumption advisories for fish caught in Illinois waters. These changes are the result of continued sampling by the Illinois Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program. This year, the IDPH has issued seven new site-specific ...Read more