PERU – The city of Peru is envisioning an all-season recreational expansion of Washington Park. Officials held a public meeting to talk about their intentions of applying for an Open Space Land Acquisition and Development grant with the state in just a few weeks. Plans ...Read more
OTTAWA – Christopher Dvorak, Regional Superintendent of Schools for LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam Counties is reminding everyone to know and obey school bus laws. The flashing amber lights are a warning the bus is going to stop, and the flashing red lights and extended stop arm mean the bus ...Read more
Jayna Leipart Guttilla with Eric Eyre’s “Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight Against the Drug Companies that Delivered the Opioid Epidemic.” PHOTO IVCC
OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College is embarking on a new chapter this fall with their community reads program, One Book, ...Read more
MENDOTA – A Mendota man was arrested for reckless discharge of a firearm after an investigation into shots being fired early Monday. Around 1:15 AM Mendota police were called to the 100 block of Cherry Street where authorities say 48-year-old Oscar A. Gonzalez allegedly had fired a gun ...Read more
MENDOTA – Rail crossings in downtown Mendota will be closed for repairs this week. The BNSF Railroad will have the 8th and 5th St crossings closed starting Tuesday. The work is expected to take three days to complete.
MENDOTA – The Mendota City Council on Monday approved a proposed amendment to the city municipal code to allow beehives. In July the matter was first brought forward by residents interested in having hives. The ordinance was passed by a vote of 5-3.
Residents will be allowed one ...Read more
PRINCETON – The teen from rural Princeton that was killed Saturday morning in a single vehicle crash has been identified. The Bureau County Coroner announced that 18-year-old Chase Morgan of rural Princeton was killed in the rollover that occurred two miles north-east of Princeton. The ...Read more
SPRINGFIELD – Governor JB Pritzker announced that $40 million in payments are being made to 1,250 small cities, towns and villages across Illinois, representing the first wave of more than $742 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act aid. These federal relief dollars can be used to cover ...Read more
MENDOTA – OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center is offering a Safe Sitter course for young teens, grades 6-8. Safe Sitter will be held on Saturday, August 21, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Conference Room C. This course provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques for young ...Read more
SPRINGFIELD – The deadline to apply for the Illinois Fire Department COVID Assistance Grant has been extended to this Friday. Governor JB Pritzker and Illinois State Fire Marshal Matt Perez announced a funding opportunity addressing Illinois fire departments impacted by the COVID-19 ...Read more