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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

Mendota 7th Grader Passes Away Suddenly

LASALLE – A child has died after collapsing at a basketball game Saturday in LaSalle.   Around 3:15 p.m. LaSalle EMS were called to Lincoln Junior High for the report of a child having a seizure.   The student was playing basketball for Mendota’s Holy Cross in a 7th grade tournament.   ...Read more

“Mamma Mia!” Auditions at IVCC

 OGLESBY – Auditions for the Illinois Valley Community College theatre department’s spring 2019 production of “Mamma Mia!” will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 and 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 in the Dr. Mary Margaret Weeg Cultural Centre. Callbacks will be Tuesday, Dec. 11. Auditions are ...Read more

Livingston County man dead in single vehicle crash

DWIGHT – Authorities say a single vehicle crash claimed the life of one Livingston County man early Friday morning. The Livingston County Coroner stated  that 22 year-old Collin Csecsinovits of Dwight, Illinois was pronounced dead at the scene just south of Dwight, at 2900 E. 2675 North ...Read more

IVCC Barn Demolition Begins Monday

OGLESBY – The old Illinois Valley Community College dairy barn just south of the south entrance to campus will be demolished beginning early Monday morning. S & K Excavating & Trucking of Yorkville will begin taking down the structure with their heavy equipment sometime after 6:30 ...Read more

Report: more women coming to Illinois for abortions

CHICAGO (AP) — A report from the Illinois Department of Public Health says more women have been crossing state lines to get abortions in Illinois. The Chicago Tribune reports that the findings released this week show more than 5,500 women from other states traveled to Illinois last year for ...Read more