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Eleven injured after car strikes hay rack ride

PLANO – Eleven people were injured after a crash Saturday between a vehicle and a hay rack ride.   The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office say that around 5:30 PM they were called to River Road near Blackhawk road where they found that 14 passengers on a hay rack ride had been involved in a ...Read more

Chicago man faces charges linked to sports gambling

CHICAGO (AP) — A 35-year-old Chicago man has been indicted on federal charges that accuse him of illegal gambling and of hiding sports-betting income in a bankruptcy proceeding. A Friday U.S. attorney’s office statement says Michael Frontier used an online sportsbook based in Costa Rica, ...Read more

Family donates $50,000 to Ag Complex Campaign

Barbara Davis of Sugar Grove recently made a $50,000 donation to Illinois Valley Community College’s agriculture complex capital campaign to memorialize her family’s farming history. The donation, announced at Thursday’s board meeting, was made in memory of her grandparents, Walley and ...Read more

IVCC Helps Del Monte Workers With Resumes

OGLESBY- Illinois Valley Community College offered assistance to those who will be unemployed soon in Mendota.   IVCC personnel recently conducted a cover letter and resume writing workshop for 15 Del Monte employees. It was announced in August that the long time canning facility is slated to ...Read more

First freeze of the season coming our way

OTTAWA – The first frost of the season is touching down in North Central Illinois overnight. A freeze warning is in effect  beginning at 2 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday for LaSalle County, which includes Ottawa, Streator, Peru, LaSalle and Mendota. According to Weatherology ...Read more