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Electronic Recycling Event Announced in Mendota

MENDOTA – An electronic recycling event will be held in Mendota later this year. LaSalle County Board approved the event to be held on August 3, from 9am until noon. The event is open to all LaSalle County residents but there will be a $25 fee for monitors and televisions. The board also ...Read more

Fight; Robbery Inside DeKalb County Jail

SYCAMORE – Four inmates at the DeKalb County Jail were charged with robbery and aggravated battery, Thursday. According to DeKalb County Sheriff’s, on Sunday an inmate was battered and robbed by four others, allegedly taking belongings from the victim while in the cell block. An ...Read more

Ottawa Woman Arrested After Tri-Dent Crack Raid

OTTAWA – A search warrant in Ottawa discovered purported drugs and an Ottawa woman is in jail following a Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team raid on Wednesday. In a release, Tri-Dent says they began an investigation involving a location in the 1400 block of Kansas Street in Ottawa. ...Read more

IVCC President Gets Contract Extended

OGLESBY – The Illinois Valley Community College Board on Thursday approved giving the school president another year in charge. An extension was added to the contracts of President Jerry Corcoran, Vice President for Business Services and Finance Cheryl Roelfsema and Vice President for ...Read more

IVCC Ag Program Gains Tractor

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s agriculture program has gained a new piece of equipment thanks to a corporate donation. Ag coordinator Willard Mott took delivery of a new Case IH Magnum 340 tractor through a Case IH School-Program, President Jerry Corcoran announced at ...Read more

No injuries in train versus truck accident

OTTAWA – No injuries were reported in a train versus semi truck accident in Ottawa, Thursday. According to the truck driver, he reportedly was traveling on Boyce Memorial Drive, focused on watching out for a train on the tracks farthest to him, when he allegedly failed to see the train ...Read more