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Former Chief Smith Retires

MENDOTA – After 21 years of serving as the city of Mendota’s Police Chief, Thomas Smith announced his resignation effective Wednesday.  At his last city council meeting, Chief Smith gave an emotional farewell to council members, praising Mayor Boelk for his leadership and friendship ...Read more

More snow and rain expected for this week

ILLINOIS – North Central Illinois has seen its fair share of wintry mixes and snow storms this winter, accumulating nearly 7 inches of snow fall for the month of February. According to the National Weather Service, LaSalle County saw up to 2.5 inches, Putnam County 1.6 and nearly 3 inches ...Read more

Cheap beer drinkin’ for the Land of Lincoln

ILLINOIS – A study shows that Illinois has the cheapest beer prices than any other state in the U.S. According to Simply Thrifty Living, their 2nd annual study of prices from national and regional retailers in up to 10 zip codes in each state for a 24-pack of Bud Light and Miller Lite, ...Read more

Temporary visitors restriction for IVCH

PERU – Illinois Valley Community Hospital is implementing a temporary visitor restriction effective immediately. The recommendation stems from the Illinois Department of Public Health in response to state influenza activity level, which is currently widespread. IVCH is restricting visitors ...Read more

Anniversary of Pluto Discovery

STREATOR – Today is the anniversary of the discovery of Pluto by a man born in Streator.  It was on this date in 1930 photographic evidence of Pluto (now designated a “dwarf planet”) was discovered by Clyde W. Tombaugh at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. Tombaugh was ...Read more