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LaSalle County Doctor Sentenced

CHICAGO (AP) – A LaSalle County physician who pleaded guilty last year to charges of illegally dispensing opioids and other prescription medicine in exchange for cash or sex has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Chicago says that Dr. Constantino ...Read more

Suspect Arrested in Ottawa Vehicle Burglaries

OTTAWA – On Sunday evening one man was taken into custody in Ottawa and charged with burglary after an investigation into vehicles being entered. In a release by the Ottawa Police Department, they say that around 10:30 p.m. near the 700 block of Chapel Street they were investigating ...Read more

More Flu Clinics Happening

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department will continue its flu clinics this month in efforts to reach more people. According to the department everyone six months and older should get vaccinated. Leslie Daugherty of the health department says it takes two weeks for antibodies to ...Read more

Boyles Honored at IVCC

OGLESBY – A crowd of about 35 friends, relatives and college staff attended a ceremony honoring Walter Durley and Hazel Marie Boyle posthumously for their contributions to Illinois Valley Community College. The Boyle’s bequest of over $620,000 to the IVCC Foundation helped fund major ...Read more

Rugby Team Coming to Peru

PERU – Youth Rugby is making its way to Peru, as the new Illinois Valley Coal Miners Travel Team. Fran Baker, a former international rugby player and coach shared his plans to start up a youth travel team in a city council meeting on Monday. Baker says that the team has received donations ...Read more

Starved Rock Offers Fall Colors Tours

UTICA – Get ready to see some of the areas most vibrant colors as the leaves begin to change at Starved Rock. Starved Rock State Park will host a Fall Colors guided tour beginning next Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Illinois Departments of Natural Resources Coordinator Lisa Sons says the leaves are ...Read more

Palmer, Hoffert Capture IVCH 5K Titles

PERU – Dan Palmer, 41, of Roscoe, Illinois, and Katie Hoffert, 23, of Hollowayville were the male and female overall winners of the Illinois Valley Community Hospital Fall Fitness 5K run Saturday morning (Oct. 13) through the streets of Peru. Palmer’s time was 17 minutes and 40 seconds. ...Read more