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Armed Robbery Tuesday in Streator

STREATOR – Two men allegedly wore masks and displayed a gun during a robbery of a business on Tuesday night in Streator. Streator Police say that around 7:30 p.m. they were called to the 400 block of North Bloomington Street for an armed robbery. Officers say that two men wearing dark ...Read more

Candlelight Tours at the Reddick Mansion

OTTAWA – The Reddick Mansion Association is hosting Candlelight Tours on Friday. As part of Ottawa’s Christ Kringle Market, on Friday at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the public will have an opportunity to check out the Mansion’s holiday decorations while hearing about the building’s ...Read more

IVCC Barn Demolished

OGLESBY – The large white barn, a building south of Illinois Valley Community College, is no more. Demolition began this week to remove the structure. The barn, believed to have been constructed in the 1940s, was the centerpiece of the Segaert Farm that dates back to 1905. The college ...Read more

Vote Delayed On LaSalle Cement Annex Question

LASALLE- The LaSalle City Council decided to reconvene Wednesday at 5pmafter Monday night’s meeting. After a presentation by Illinois Cement regarding the annexation and rezoning near Dimmick, the city council members then heard concerned residents give their opinion on whether or not council ...Read more

Fire destroys home of Illinois mayor

ALORTON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in the southern Illinois community of Alorton say an early morning fire has destroyed the home of the town’s mayor. Alorton’s director of code enforcement, Anthony LeFlore, says authorities believe someone threw something into Mayor JoAnn ...Read more