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Angela Bosi Receives 2018 Greening Scholarship

OGLESBY – Angela Bosi of Peru is the 2018 winner of the Carol Greening Memorial Nursing Scholarship administered by the Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation. Greening was an IVCH nurse manager who died in 2000. The scholarship was established by her husband, the late Ken Greening. ...Read more

Rainfall Affects Crops in Lasalle County

OTTAWA – In the past few weeks Lasalle County has seen plenty of rain and with some areas that have experienced flooding, more damage will be seen for crops.   According to President of the Lasalle County Farm Bureau, David Isermann, rainfall has delayed processes like spraying ...Read more

Body Found Near Utica; Death Not Suspicious

UTICA – The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office and the Coroner are investigating a person found deceased at a business near Utica.    According to the Sheriff’s Department, around 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning they were called to the 3000 block of East 8th Road for a person found dead.   No ...Read more

3 Arrested After Police Pursuit in Mendota

MENDOTA – Three suburban Chicago residents were arrested after an early Saturday morning police pursuit.  Mendota Police say they attempted to stop a speeding vehicle in the 200 block of Cherry Street around 3:20 in the morning.  The vehicle didn’t stop and continued down E. 3rd ...Read more

Rising Waters Flood River Parks

OTTAWA – Recent rainfall this past week has caused area parks to flood. Starved Rock State Park closed the boat launch and lower parking areas, but advised visitors that the upper lots and the south entrance off of RT 71 is open, as will most trails and the visitor center. In Ottawa, Allen ...Read more

Rising Waters Flood River Parks

OTTAWA – Recent rainfall this past week has caused area parks to flood.    Starved Rock State Park closed the boat launch and lower parking areas, but advised visitors that the upper lots and the south entrance off of RT 71 is open, as will most trails and the visitor center.   In ...Read more

Gypsy Moth Treatments Begin Next Week

OTTAWA – The US Forest Service have announced that areas will be treated for Gypsy Moths next week, weather permitting. They will be using a pheromone to disrupt the mating cycle, deterring males from mating with female moths. Helicopters will be visiting State Parks and forest preserves ...Read more

Peru Opens Splash Field

PERU – The City of Peru will hit it out of the ballpark this summer with their grand opening of Splash Field on Monday. Splash Field’s name was acquired from the donation of Toronto Blue Jay’s pitcher J.A Happ, a Peru local. The idea for the Splash Field came about when ...Read more

Paw Paw School Board Talks Deactivation

PAW PAW – A joint School Board Meeting was held at Paw Paw High School to discuss the deactivation of Paw Paw High and merging with Indian Creek High School. A presentation was given at the Paw Paw gym, Thursday evening to examine the curriculum and financial based benefits of the ...Read more