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Mendota High School reports vandalism

MENDOTA – Mendota High School reported that someone drove on the grounds where they shouldn’t and damaged the grass. They say last Friday after a baseball game someone drove through an area they weren’t supposed to and also removed some posts that were placed in the ground to ...Read more

Reading Fire announces smoke alarm program

  READING – The Reading Fire Department has announced they will be launching a Smoke Alarm Program in partnership with Camp I Am Me, the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal, and the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance. Reading Fire Department members will be installing 10-year ...Read more

Volunteers needed to help clean up Peru

    PERU – The city of Peru is looking for volunteers to help clean up trash around town this season. Officials made comments at Monday’s city council meeting about trash along Route 251 north, Water street and north Peoria street. Mayor Ken Kolowski says state owned areas ...Read more

Illinois unemployment rate stable in February

  SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced that the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.5 percent in February. In February, the industry sectors with the largest over-the-month gains in employment included Government at 5,900 jobs and Leisure and ...Read more

IVCC to offer events for Women’s History Month

  OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College will present free Women’s History Month events in March under the theme “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.” One Book, One College will host the recorded Zoom presentation “Making Maid: The Transfer from Memoir to Movie,” by ...Read more