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Lostant Seeks Water Tower Grant

LOSTANT – Surveys were sent out to Lostant residents in August and this month on behalf of the North Central Illinois Council of Governments in order to apply for a grant to replace the water tower. The grant would help cover the cost of replacing the water tower. The survey that was sent ...Read more

Proposed New Hotel Project for Peru

PERU – A new hotel could coming to the north side of Peru. An ordinance was passed Monday night at the Peru City Council Meeting to approve and authorize the execution of a TIF District redevelopment project between the city and Sidlyd Phi, LLC  to build an 88 room Hilton Hotel. The 12 ...Read more

National Cell Phone Alerts Wednesday

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the FCC will conduct a test on cellphones, Wednesday. The test will allow federal officials to send text messages to all cellular phones. It will be the first test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system, and phones will receive a ...Read more

Man Faces Multiple Charges for Hit and Run Accident

  STREATOR – A Streator man faces multiple charges including a hit and run, Sunday in Streator. The Streator Police were originally called for a hit and run accident Sunday night, when they learned 18-year-old Levi J Stewart supposedly struck an unoccupied vehicle in the 1500 block of ...Read more

Leland Man Killed in Rural LaSalle County Crash

SHERIDAN – A Leland man has died after a single vehicle crash Friday West of Sheridan.  In a release by the LaSalle County Coroner’s Office, they identified the driver as 47-year-old Rick L. Fuller.  Fuller was behind the wheel when for unknown reasons his vehicle rolled over on E ...Read more

New Contracts for IVCC Employees

OGLESBY – The Illinois Valley Community College board ratified new contracts with full-time faculty and service employees and pay increases for employees not affected by a labor agreement. The three-year contract with the American Federation of Teachers Local 1810 calls for average pay ...Read more

Starved Rock Attendance Down

OGLESBY – Nearly 900,000 people were in attendance at Starved Rock State Park this summer, according to officials. In comparison to last year, attendance this summer comes in around 200,000 people less. According to Starved Rock Coordinator Debbie McAdams, excessive humidity could be the ...Read more

Mendota Railroad Crossing Closing For Repairs

  MENDOTA – The US 34-BNFS Railroad in Mendota will be closed Monday, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The US 34 Railroad will be closed for approximately five days to allow the BNSF Railway Company to repair their crossings. US 34 traffic will proceed as ...Read more