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Apartment building fire in downtown Mendota

MENDOTA- A fire in downtown Mendota has called multiple area fire departments to the scene.  A call came in around 1:20 PM for the fire in a multi-story apartment building in the 800 Block of Main Street.   Multiple residents were home when the blaze broke out, causing thick black smoke to pour ...Read more


One Book, One College program returns to IVCC

OGLESBY – Stephanie Land’s “Maid” is this year’s selection for Illinois Valley Community College’s One Book, One College, an initiative bringing together diverse populations to discuss, inform, and learn from a shared reading experience. “Maid” is the story of a young ...Read more


Mendota Hydrant flushing set to begin Monday

MENDOTA – The City of Mendota will begin flushing water hydrants on August 22. Please drive carefully when you see City workers performing this maintenance. Hydrant flushing is a controlled action to ensure proper water flow in hydrants for firefighters, residents, and businesses. Hydrant ...Read more


House uninhabitable after fire Sunday in Mendota

MENDOTA – A single story home in Mendota is uninhabitable after a smokey fire Sunday.  The Mendota and Troy Grove Fire Departments were called to the 900 Block of 5th Ave around 4 PM after a family member of the homeowner discovered the house filled with smoke. It took firefighters 30 ...Read more