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IVCC to host poet Jonah Mixon-Webster

  OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s Jacobs Library will host renowned poet, scholar, and conceptual sound artist Jonah Mixon-Webster on Wednesday at noon in the Dr. Mary Margaret Weeg Cultural Centre. This event is part of the One Book One College program promoting ...Read more

No injuries after house fire in DePue

DEPUE – A fire Sunday night in Depue brought five area fire departments into the community to battle the blaze.  Crews were called around 9:30 PM to the 300 block of Lake Street for a fire that originated in the living area of the two story home. According to Depue Fire Chief Josef Vasquez ...Read more

Fire destroys downtown Spring Valley building

  SPRING VALLEY – A four-alarm fire Sunday destroyed a downtown Spring Valley building. Around 11 AM authorities were called to the 100 block of East St. Paul Street for the blaze that broke out in the LZ Indoor Shooting Range building.  Spring Valley, along with Ladd and Peru ...Read more

Beware of scammers after severe storms

MENDOTA – Authorities are warning residents that home repair scammers may arrive and try to prey upon those most in need after the storms  Friday.  Do not agree to have repairs made by unsolicited contractors.   Many communities have lists of those businesses that are allowed to operate in ...Read more