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New water tower up in Compton

COMPTON – The new water tower for the village of Compton has been erected.   It will be some time before it is put into service, but the major construction on the corner of Main & 4th Street is complete.  The village received a loan of $680,000 and a grant of $956,000 from the U.S. ...Read more

Patel wins Matthiessen Award from IVCC

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College graduate Devanshi Patel of La Salle was honered with college’s Frederick W. Matthiessen Award. Patel is transferring to Northern Illinois University this fall and plans to eventually attend medical school and become a physician. She was the ...Read more

OSF HealthCare opens area wound care clinics

OTTAWA – OSF HealthCare has opened wound care clinics in Mendota, Ottawa and Streator. “We were referring a lot of our patients off to different towns in surrounding communities for wound care, and when you’re in a rural setting, just driving down the road 30 miles can be burden,” ...Read more