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Real ID requirements for Illinois extended

SPRINGFIELD – The requirements for residents to meet the federal REAL ID deadline by October of 2020 has been extended until 2021.  The Department of Homeland Security cited the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact the virus is having on the general public and driver’s license and ID ...Read more

IVCC adds new planter to Ag program

OGLESBY – A new 12-row planter has been added to the equipment students can learn with in the ag program at Illinois Valley Community College.  Last week co-coordinator Willard Mott unloaded the implement.  They plan on using the IH 2150 Early Riser to plant soybeans in the next few ...Read more

  STREATOR – Streator’s Leading Ladies provided candy and cookies to residents of local nursing homes and assisted living facilities to spread Easter cheer. They continued their annual tradition of distributing Easter gifts to residents even in spite of COVID-19. Representative of ...Read more

Secretary of State extends deadlines

SPRINGFIELD-Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced today his office has filed emergency rules extending expiration dates for driver’s licenses, identification cards, vehicle registrations and other transactions and document filings for at least 90 days after Driver Services ...Read more

Streator Police chase vehicle Thursday

STREATOR- The Streator Police Department say they were involved in a pursuit Thursday morning.   Around 9:30 AM along Everett Street they allegedly attempted to stop what they describe as a blue Oldsmobile.   The vehicle reportedly fled and struck a gas main near the intersection of Lundy and ...Read more

Area Easter celebrations announced

LASALLE – Easter celebrations during the health crisis in Illinois had to be modified due to the stay at home order, but area communities are still coming up with ways to get the community in to the spirit. This Saturday at LaSalle Rotary Park the Easter Bunny and other characters will ...Read more