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LaSalle Co. Board Chairman seeks full term

  OTTAWA – LaSalle County Board Chairman Jim Olson will be running for a full term next year. Olson, formerly the LaSalle County Circuit Clerk, was appointed as chairman in February after Jerry Hicks’ announcement to step down. Olson says he’s shown his ability to deal ...Read more

Iowa man arrested after attacking dogs with an ax

DECORAH, IA – On Saturday an Iowa man was arrested after allegedly attacking and killing two dogs with an Ax.   The Decorah Police Department took 21-year-old Douglas Usgaard into custody and charged him with 2 counts of Animal Torture – 1st offense. He is currently being held on ...Read more

IVCC Still Considered For Call Center

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College is still being considered a potential site for Oglesby’s emergency call center. According to IVCC President Jerry Corcoran, a possible location is the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Assessment on the third floor of E Building at ...Read more

Couple’s Savanna castle to reopen for public tours

SAVANNA, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois home of a couple who turned it into a castle adorned with art will reopen for public tours next month. Alan and Adrianne St. George’s Havencrest Castle in Savanna will be ready once again for public eyes during weekends in October. The 63-room castle has ...Read more

IVCC nursing student wins Oglesby Elks Scholarship

  Illinois Valley Community College nursing student Sara Legrenzi of La Salle earned the $1,000 Oglesby Elks Lodge #2360 Albert Delvallee Memorial Scholarship. Legrenzi was joined by Elks’ member Cindy Cadiagini at the IVCC Foundation Scholarship Reception. In total, 268 students ...Read more

Fire Guts Downtown Pontiac Warehouse

PONTIAC –  Multiple fire departments were on the scene Saturday of a large fire in the 300 block of North Chicago Street in Pontiac.   According to the Reading Fire Department, a warehouse behind a furniture store was fully engulfed around noon.  The four alarm fire brought Streator, ...Read more