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Earlville Woman Loses Control of Car; Hits Train

EARLVILLE – A Tuesday afternoon collision between a car and a train in Northern LaSalle County damaged a car, but no injuries were reported. According to the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office, 22-year-old Kristina M. Morsovillo of Earlville was driving north on East 10th Road when she ...Read more

IVCC freezes tuition for 2019-2020 school year

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College will have no tuition increase for the 2019-2020 school year. According to the board’s audit finance committee, IVCC will freeze tuition at 133 per credit hour for the summer, fall and spring semesters. IVCC says they’re hopeful that ...Read more

Local warming centers here!

The following facilities are available as warming centers:   LaSalle County Department OF Human Services 1560 First Ave Ottawa Crossbridge Community Church Building 412 – Ottawa Campus 4161 Columbus St   Illinois Valley Community Hospital 925 West St, Peru, IL 61354 *Please enter ...Read more

Gov. J.B Pritzker issues a disaster proclamation

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has issued a disaster proclamation ahead of forecast double-digit subzero temperatures in Illinois, calling the weather “potentially historic.” Pritzker said the “cold weather headed our way Tuesday night into Thursday morning may ...Read more

Warming centers in Peru

PERU – Warming centers have been established in Peru due to extreme frigid weather conditions expected. Illinois Valley Community Hospital is keeping its cafeteria open around the clock to serve as a warming center for people who need relief from the cold. Anyone who wants to warm up at ...Read more

Ottawa short on warming centers

OTTAWA – Ottawa Central Dispatch has announced that the only warming center available will be The Department of Human Services during normal business hours. PADS shelter in Ottawa has stated they will be open 24 hours, but have already reached maximum capacity for their homeless residents. ...Read more

Police report double homicide in Peoria

PEORIA – Two people were pronounced dead after being shot early Tuesday morning in Peoria. Peoria Police say a shot spotter alert alerted them to an incident in the 200 block of East Virginia where four shots had been fired. Authorities state two men were found, one on the ground near a ...Read more