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Hydrant Flushing in Peru

PERU – The city of Peru will flush hydrants beginning  Monday, October 15th through Friday, October 19th. Flushing will occur from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day. According to Peru’s Fire Chief Jeff King, residents could experience low water pressure and/or rusty water. Residents ...Read more

IVCC Adds Cybersecurity Associates Degree

OGLESBY- A new degree in the cutting edge world of Cybersecurity is coming to Illinois Valley Community College.   On Thursday trustees approved an Associate in Applied Science degree and certificate to begin in fall 2019. Among eight new courses in the 60-credit AAS are digital forensics, ...Read more

Airplane Lands in a Cornfield

STERLING – An airplane landed in a cornfield in Sterling on Thursday. According to Illinois State Police, they received a call at 1:30 p.m. for an airplane that landed in a cornfield in the southwest corner of Creston Road and Mulford Road. Police say, the airplane was a 1950 North American ...Read more

Search Suspended for Wanted Man

SANDWICH – The Sandwich Police Department suspended a search for a wanted man. According to Sandwich Police, they were called at 1:30 p.m. by an off-duty Dekalb Deputy who observed a subject known as Richard Hall, supposedly driving a white van west bound on U.S Route 34. The Deputy advised ...Read more

Waterway Visitor Center to Reopen

UTICA – The Illinois Waterway Visitor Center located at Starved Rock Lock and Dam will reopen Friday. It will be open each weekend, Friday through Monday, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and may be opened for pre-arranged groups seven days a week with a reservation.  ...Read more

Contract Awarded For IVCC Barn Demolition

OGLESBY – At the Illinois Valley Community College board meeting Thursday a contract was awarded for the demolition of the old barn south of the Oglesby campus.   S&K Excavating & Trucking of Newark bid $50,750 for the job and is expected to start this fall.  They plan on ...Read more

Weather Varied; Corn Harvest Ahead of Schedule

OTTAWA – With recent rainfall in some parts of LaSalle County and dryness in others has left some farmers hurting. According to LaSalle County Farm Bureau President David Isermann, South and East parts of LaSalle County experienced more damage to crops due to dry weather. However, North ...Read more

Tractor Trailer Strikes Cows on US 52

HARDING – A tractor-trailer being driven by a man from Montgomery struck two cows Wednesday night in LaSalle County.  According to the LaSalle County Sheriff’s office, 28-year-old Jesus Ramos was eastbound around 8:30 p.m. on US Route 52 near Harding when he collided with the ...Read more

Rehab Grant for Marseilles Gets Closer

MARSEILLES – A public hearing will be held on October 17th to share details on the Housing Rehabilitation Grant the city of Marseilles is apply for. The Marseilles City Council announced yesterday that they received an additional $10,000 in backing to acquire the grant to refurbish and ...Read more