STREATOR – The American Red Cross is looking for dedicated blood donors to step up this summer and come to blood drives in North Central Illinois. Community drives are scheduled in Streator and Peru twice each month, at 1530 4th Street in Peru on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from ...Read more
KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s state-run news agency reported a powerful earthquake struck a rural, mountainous region of the country’s east, killing 1,000 people and injuring 1,500 more. Wednesday’s quake was one of the deadliest in decades. Officials warned that the ...Read more
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is preparing to call on Congress to suspend the federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months. It’s a move meant to ease financial pressures at the pump that also reveals the political toxicity of high gas prices in an election year. Administration ...Read more
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that State programs that provide money for public school tuition cannot exclude schools that offer religious instruction. The 6-3 Supreme Court decision fell along partisan lines, with the three liberal judges dissenting.
The case itself centered on a pair of ...Read more
PRINCETON – The Community Development Block Grant Program has awarded over $1.2 million in funds to improve public infrastructure in three North Central Illinois Communities. The Village of Mineral will receive $451,800 for waste water treatment facility improvements. The City Princeton is ...Read more
Authorities said on Monday that a New York City taxi driver collided with a bicyclist, veering onto the sidewalk and striking pedestrians in the city’s Flatiron district. The incident happened near the intersection of Broadway and 29th St., about four blocks south of the Empire State ...Read more
A suspect is still at large after a mass shooting broke out in Washington, D.C. over the weekend, killing a 15-year-old boy and injuring 3 others.
Officials say that the Sunday night shooting took place during a festival called “Moechella,” which was celebrating Juneteenth. ...Read more
MENDOTA – The Mendota police shared a presentation video at the Monday night city council meeting from The Arukah Institute in Princeton. The organization provides complementary health and counseling services to foster prevention wellness and mental health in rural communities. Mendota ...Read more
OGLESBY – Ameren Illinois will be hosting public open houses to inform the public about a proposed new power line that will stretch from Oglesby to Utica. The LaSalle Link Transmission Project includes the construction of a new 138 kV transmission line to improve energy reliability for the ...Read more
OTTAWA – Over $2 million dollars will be coming to North Central Illinois to be used to rehabilitate and rebuild 40 homes. The Community Development Block Grant Program has awarded $550,000 to four communities in the area to repair and rehab ten home each. The city of Marseilles, Ottawa, ...Read more