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IVCC Barn Demolished

OGLESBY – The large white barn, a building south of Illinois Valley Community College, is no more. Demolition began this week to remove the structure. The barn, believed to have been constructed in the 1940s, was the centerpiece of the Segaert Farm that dates back to 1905. The college ...Read more

Vote Delayed On LaSalle Cement Annex Question

LASALLE- The LaSalle City Council decided to reconvene Wednesday at 5pmafter Monday night’s meeting. After a presentation by Illinois Cement regarding the annexation and rezoning near Dimmick, the city council members then heard concerned residents give their opinion on whether or not council ...Read more

Fire destroys home of Illinois mayor

ALORTON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in the southern Illinois community of Alorton say an early morning fire has destroyed the home of the town’s mayor. Alorton’s director of code enforcement, Anthony LeFlore, says authorities believe someone threw something into Mayor JoAnn ...Read more

Urgent Need for Blood Donations Continue

ILLINOIS – The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season. According to the Red Cross, blood donations often decline during the holidays, along with severe winter weather causing blood ...Read more

Illinois Waterway Visitors Center Open 7 Day a Week

OTTAWA – The Illinois Waterway Visitor Center will now be open 7 days a week, as of Thursday. The visitor center, is located at Starved Rock Lock and Dam in Ottawa, and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District. The facility is open  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to the ...Read more