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Tree removal to temporarily close Ottawa street

OTTAWA – A street in Ottawa will be closed temporarily to facilitate tree removal.  The 300 block of East Superior street, between Post and Guion streets, will be closed to all traffic and on-street parking beginning at 6:00 AM on Monday, The closure will allow contractors room for the ...Read more

IVCC announces Sophomore SGA officers

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College has announced their newest Sophomore SGA officers. Nicolette Kendall of Streator has been elected president of the IVCC Student Government Association following recent sophomore elections. Ty Perin of Peru was elected Vice-President. Austin Dille ...Read more

Students honored at IVCC board meeting

OGLESBY – Student trustee’s were honored at the Illinois Valley Community College’s board meeting Thursday night. Incoming student trustee Austin Dille of Ottawa was introduced and outgoing student trustee Madison Miranda of DePue was recognized. Miranda will graduate May 14 ...Read more

Statewide Unemployment Rate Down, Payroll Jobs Up

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced that the unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent, while nonfarm payrolls increased by over 18,000 jobs in March, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state’s unemployment rate was ...Read more

Fire damages home in Hennepin

HENNEPIN – A fire on Thursday heavily damaged parts of a home in Hennepin. The Granville-Hennepin Fire Protection District were called to the 800 block of East Market around 7 PM.  Authorities say the residents had evacuated but heavy fire was showing. The high winds contributed to the ...Read more

Tax filing deadline fast approaching

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers that the upcoming deadline for filing 2021 state individual income tax returns is this coming Monday. While the state of Illinois does grant an automatic six-month extension to file an IL-1040 each year, taxpayers must ...Read more