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IVCC Foundation President Re-Elected

OGLESBY – The Illinois Valley Community College Foundation recently re-elected Dr. Susan Schmitt of Streator as president and Dr. Kim Novak of Grand Ridge as vice president. Both veterinarians started their college careers at IVCC. In addition, Donna Swiskoski of Peru was re-elected ...Read more

Man Critical After Being Ran Over by Train

STREATOR – A Streator man is in critical condition after being run over by a train. The LaSalle County Sherriff’s Office identied the victim as 48-year-old Larry L. Rizzo. The incident occured Monday, near Frech Street on tracks owned by Norfolk Southern Railroad. The train engineer told ...Read more

LaSalle, Peru Oglesby to Vote on Service Location

PERU – A shared location for Lasalle, Peru and Oglesby police was decided on in a  committee meeting, Tuesday. The tri-cities plan to build a station where all 3 police departments will work out of.  Four locations were once proposed as possible stations and today the committee made a ...Read more

Reported Theft of Cash at St Michaels

STREATOR – An apparent theft of a large amount of cash was reported to the Streator Police Department Monday from St. Michael’s church.   A complaint was taken that sometime between Sunday and Monday money was taken by an unknown suspect or suspects. The incident remains under ...Read more

Gas Main Rupture in Ottawa

OTTAWA – Workers doing construction around the Ottawa I&M Canal rewatering project  struck a large gas main Tuesday morning forcing an evacuation of a motel and several area businesses.    Around 8:00 a.m. the large main was ruptured near the Canal and LaSalle Street and emergency ...Read more

Five Injured in Single Vehicle Lee County Accident

AMBOY – An early morning single vehicle accident has sent five patients to the hospital in Lee County.    According to the Amboy Fire Department, they, along with Sublette Fire and EMS were called to US RT 30 and Pine Hill Road for vehicle in a corn field.   Dixon Fire and EMS arrived at ...Read more