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Optimist Club Donates For New Scoreboard

MENDOTA – The Optimist Club is helping the city of Mendota raise funds for a new baseball scoreboard in honor of 12 year-old Karl Soliman. Soliman passed away last December after he collapsed at a basketball tournament. The club presented the city with a check for $4,000 for Strauss ...Read more

Severe shortage of type O blood donations

UNDATED – The American Red Cross has a severe shortage of type O blood. According to the organization, type O blood in the most in-demand blood type. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood types and is what emergency room personnel reach for when there’s ...Read more

Record-breaking temperatures for March 4th

PERU – A new record cold high temperatures for March 4th, was set this morning. North central Illinois faced unseasonably cold air for the start of the month, a record breaking wind chill of -19 degrees this morning. The wind chill advisory may be through, however elevated excessive cold ...Read more

Area Hospitals Propose Consolidation

  SPRING VALLEY – Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru and St. Margaret’s in Spring Valley and have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to consolidate their operations and form a regional health network. “St. Margaret’s and IVCH have proudly served this region for more ...Read more

Governor looks to legal sports betting for revenue

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker is hoping the burgeoning sports-gambling industry will help solve Illinois’ budget troubles, but state lawmakers must first legalize expanded wagering after years of failed attempts. Pritzker said during his budget address last month that the state could ...Read more