CHICAGO – With the national gas average at an all-time high of over $4, Americans may have reached a tipping point according to the American Automobile Association. New survey data from AAA finds if gas were to reach $5.00, which it has in the Western part of the country, three-quarters ...Read more
OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College will again have a full-time food service starting with the fall semester August 15. The IVCC Board approved a one-year contract with Arbor Management to provide full food service for $2,500 a month. Arbor presently works with Mendota, ...Read more
SPRINGFIELD – The USDA say the first confirmed Eurasian H5 Avian Influenza infection in a wild bird has been found in Illinois. Three Canada geese, located in Will County were submitted for sampling were confirmed by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services at the National ...Read more
On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Transportation Security Administration announced that a COVID-19 mandate that requires all passengers to wear masks on commercial flights is being extended until at least mid-April.
The mandate had been set to expire on March 18, but ...Read more
A tentative $83 million settlement has been reached for owners who survived the Surfside condo collapse in South Florida. The partial collapse of the 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building on June 24, 2021, in Surfside, Fla., near Miami Beach, killed 98 people, destroyed 55 condominium ...Read more
OTTAWA – The American Red Cross is reminding residents nationwide that with the time change set for this weekend, that you should take the opportunity to test your smoke detectors. If they fail to respond after installation of a fresh battery, they need to be replaced. They also say you ...Read more
LASALLE – On Saturday The Daughters of the American Revolution – Fort du Rocher Chapter will virtually host New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Kate Moore, when she discusses her book, “The Radium Girls.”
Kate Moore is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. ...Read more
German car manufacturer BMW announced Wednesday that they are recalling more than 900,000 vehicles to fix a problem that could start a fire in the engine because the heater for the positive crank case ventilation valve may short circuit.
The recall applies to 917,000 cars and SUVs in the United ...Read more
A maternity and children’s hospital in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol has been destroyed by Russian air strikes, officials say. Regional Gov. Pavlo Kyrylenko said that at least 17 people were wounded, including women in labor. Russia’s bombing of the maternity hospital again prompted ...Read more
STREATOR – The vice president for Advanced Medical Transport says a written proposal of financial support is on its way to Streator officials. According to VP Tim Beccue, AMT plans to have a proposal presented to the city of Streator within the month, but could come as soon as next week. ...Read more