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Earlville Teen Part of Illinois FFA History

SPRINGFIELD–An Earlville teen was part of the all-female FFA Illinois State Officer Team that was elected Thursday at the 90th annual Illinois State Convention. Miriam Hoffman was elected to serve the next year as Secretary. This marks

Heflebower Scholarship to Streator Nursing Student

OGLESBY – Anne Baker presents the 2018 Dolores “Dee” Heflebower Memorial Nursing Scholarship to Jonathon Bourell of Streator.  The award is supported by an Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation fund established by Baker and her husband, the

Kentucky attorney general files sixth opioid lawsuit

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Democratic attorney general has filed a sixth lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company for deceptive marketing of opioid-based painkillers. Andy Beshear announced on Thursday that he has filed a lawsuit against Walgreens in

Somonauk Man Injured in DeKalb County Crash

HINCKLEY – A man was seriously injured after a single vehicle accident that sent his car through the air into a power pole before landing in a creek. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday afternoon

Danville Man shot by Police

DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say police officers in eastern Illinois fatally shot a man when he didn’t drop a gun after they stopped his vehicle. The (Danville) Commercial-News reports the shooting happened about 2 a.m. Tuesday

One Solar Farm Approved Out of Three

OTTAWA – Petitions for solar farms were on the agenda at the LaSalle County Board meeting Monday afternoon with only one winning approval.  The construction of three solar farms were discussed and voted for with special conditions for

Princeton Police Investigate Saturday Robbery

PRINCETON – A robbery Saturday afternoon in Princeton is being investigated by authorities. Princeton Police were called to the 600 block of North Main Street for a report of an armed robbery. According to the police, witnesses

One Killed in Rural LaSalle County Crash

MENDOTA – A teen from Utica was killed after an apparent single vehicle crash Sunday morning outside of Mendota.   Authorities were called Sunday morning to an intersection near North 3973rd and North 4009th Road for a