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IVCC Wind Ensemble Concert Thursday

    OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s Wind Ensemble will perform a concert on Thursday. The performance will include the music of Malcolm Arnold, Jonathan Dagenais, Charles Ives, Claude T. Smith, John Philip Sousa and Omar Thomas. Under the direction of conductor ...Read more

Fully automatic “ghost” gun seized in Peoria

PEORIA – A 19-year-old Peoria man is facing a number of charges after a shooting investigation in Peoria. The Peoria Police Department say on Friday afternoon their Special Investigations Division located a vehicle of interest they say was connected to an incident earlier where multiple ...Read more

DeKalb man facing murder charges after shooting

  DEKALB – A DeKalb man is facing murder charges after allegedly shooting another man Thursday evening. The DeKalb Police Department say that 34-year-old Deaundre Brooks was dropped off at Northwestern Medicine-Kishwaukee Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was airlifted ...Read more

Vehicle fire spreads to home in Ottawa

  OTTAWA – An early Saturday morning vehicle fire in Ottawa spread to an adjacent residence. Around 3:30 AM the Ottawa Fire Department was called to the 1400 block of Pickwick Street for a vehicle they discovered fully engulfed in flames. The fire reportedly spread to a residence, but ...Read more

OSF HealthCare hosts blood drive in Ottawa

    OTTAWA – OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa will host a community blood drive with ImpactLife on Tuesday, February 28, from 7:30 a.m. – noon in meeting room 1. ImpactLife is the only provider of blood and blood components to OSF Saint Elizabeth, the ...Read more