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IVCC Raises Tax Levy Request

OGLESBY – The Illinois Valley Community College trustees approved a $12.2 million tax levy request for this year, up from the 2017 levy request of $11.7 million. The 4.85% levy increase will not require a public notice or public hearing. IVCC levies taxes in eight counties, including ...Read more

Sublette Fire Department Receives Donation

SUBLETTE – The Sublette Fire Department announced that they have received a donation of $5000 that is to be used for the purchase of a 12-lead EKG Cardiac Monitor. The device will help with the diagnosis of a number of heart conditions, including life threatening arrhythmias and pulmonary ...Read more

The Vietnam Moving Wall to be Honored

SPRINGFIELD – LaSalle County’s “Vietman Moving Wall” will be honored for the 2018 Governor’s Hometown Awards program. The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service will present 23 localities, including LaSalle County, with honors at the ...Read more

Don’t Let Your Pipes Freeze this Winter!

BELLEVILLE – The Illinois American Water is giving homeowners tips to prevent freezing and bursting pipes. According to the utility company, now is the time to safeguard plumbing to prevent water damage from frozen and burst pipes. Before frigid weather sets in, they remind you to eliminate ...Read more

Flag Ceremony at IVCC for Veterans Day

OGLESBY – The Illinois Valley Community College will host a flag ceremony for Veterans Day on Friday. The Oglesby American Legion Veterans will conduct the flag ceremony to commemorate Veterans Day on Friday morning shortly before 8 a.m. The public is welcome to attend the event, located ...Read more

Lostant Elemetary School Receives High Ratings

LOSTANT – Lostant Elementary School has been awarded the highest rating of an Exemplary School, According to the Illinois Board of Education. The I.S.B.E. says, they came up with a new labeling system for schools because the federal Every Student Succeeds Act requires each state to create a ...Read more

Progress on Drug Court Continues

OTTAWA – The proposed LaSalle County Adult Drug Court Program will soon be in action, although LaSalle County State’s Attorney Karen Donnelly cautions that it will take time to get up and running. She indicated that they need to hire an additional probation officer that will need ...Read more

Girl Scouts Donate to Ottawa

OTTAWA – An Ottawa Girl Scouts troop raised money to improve an Ottawa park. Troop #1806 raised $250.50 through fundraising, which they chose to donate to the city with the intention of them putting in a new water fountain at a local park. The troop presented the money at Tuesday’s city ...Read more

Morris Police Report Car Decal Check Scam

MORRIS – The Morris Police Department released a bulletin about a scam a resident received involving possibly advertising on their vehicle and a fraudulent check. A woman received an unsolicited text about putting a graphic for a beer company on her vehicle in exchange for $500. The check ...Read more

Business Burglary in Mendota Monday

MENDOTA- A burglary at a restaurant in the 1600 block of 13th Ave in Mendota has local authorities looking for help in identifying a suspect.   In surveillance footage released by the Mendota Police Department, a person early Monday morning can be seen breaking the door and entering the ...Read more