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IVCC awarded Emergency Education Relief Grant

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College has been awarded a grand from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief fund program. The grant is to help with costs associated with helping enroll, retain, and graduate first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students. This ...Read more

Grace period for plate stickers expires November 1

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is reminding the public that expirations for license plate stickers are set to end on November 1st. Since June 1, more than 1.5 million people have renewed their license plate stickers online, more than double the number the previous ...Read more

LaSalle County reports nearly 80 new COVID cases

OTTAWA – 78 new positive coronavirus cases were reported by the LaSalle County Health Department. This is the 2nd highest daily case-count seen in LaSalle County since the start of the pandemic, with the highest reported Wednesday. Since the start of the pandemic, the LCHD has confirmed ...Read more

Illinois reports record daily COVID case count

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed a new record for daily confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday. 6,943 new cases were confirmed throughout the state, along with 36 additional deaths. This is also the fourth time this week that Illinois has seen daily confirmed ...Read more

Spring Valley Fire Claims A Life

SPRING VALLEY – One person has been found dead in a house fire in Spring Valley.  Spring Valley Police and Fire Departments were dispatched shortly after 3 am Friday morning to a structure fire on Dover Drive on the west side of Spring Valley.  Officers found the residence completely ...Read more