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Officer of the Year Honors for Dixon School Hero

ORLANDO – The school resource officer who exchanged gunfire with a teen near Dixon High School has been recognized at an awards banquet in Florida.     Saturday night in Orlando Dixon Police Officer Mark Dallas was named the International Association Chiefs of Police “Officer of the ...Read more

Saturday Apartment Fire Causes Significant Damage

  LASALLE – An apartment was heavily damaged and the building was evacuated during a Saturday afternoon apartment fire.   LaSalle and Peru fire and EMS responded to a call a little after 1 p.m. to the 900 block of Grant Ave in LaSalle.    The fire was quickly extinguished and crews ...Read more

Woman Struck; Killed by Train in DeKalb County

SANDWICH – A woman pedestrian has died after being struck by a train Friday in southern DeKalb County.  According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and the Sandwich Police Department, 53-year old Kimberly A. Cruver of Sandwich was pronounced dead at the scene before 5 p.m. near ...Read more

Nurses with OSF HealthCare Honored

OTTAWA – Two Registered Nurses with OSF HealthCare Medical Group were recent recipients of the DAISY Award which recognizes exceptional nurses nationwide on behalf of the DAISY Foundation. Both caregivers were honored during a brief ceremony this past month. Sara Bowen, RN, of Ransom, has been ...Read more

Boyles honored for bequest to IVCC Oct. 15

OGLESBY – Walter Durley and Hazel Marie Boyle’s contributions to Illinois Valley Community College will be celebrated in a noon Monday, Oct. 15 ceremony in the Dr. Mary Margaret Weeg Cultural Centre. The Boyle’s bequest of over $620,000 to the IVCC Foundation helped fund the purchase of ...Read more

No Injuries in Early Friday I-80 Semi Crash

LASALLE – No injuries were reported after an early Friday morning semi-tractor trailer crash blocked lanes on Interstate 80 near LaSalle. The Illinois State Police say a 55-year-old Chicago man was traveling eastbound near the Utica interchange when he reportedly overturned the truck ...Read more

New Mural to Debut Soon in Streator

STREATOR – A Streator tap will have its murals erected by the end of this month. According to city engineer Jeremy Palm, the long awaited mural for Gayle’s Monroe Tap will be in place by the end of October. NCI-Artworks, Ray Paseka created the murals to be cohesive with the, ...Read more

IVCC Offers Pharmacy Technician Program

OGLESBY –  Illinois Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Office is offering a Pharmacy Technician (CCE-1720-300) program Tuesdays and Thursdays Oct. 16 through Dec. 13.             The 50-hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a ...Read more

Amboy Police Receive Pet Chip Reader

  AMBOY – Lost pets in Amboy will now have a better chance at finding their way home thanks to a donation of specialized equipment. The Amboy Police Department and several other local Lee County law enforcement agencies received a microchip pet scanner through a program called CHIPS ...Read more