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Farmers still left trying to harvest

UNDATED – Some farmers in LaSalle County are still out on the fields getting harvest wrapped up. As December came around, farmers locally and statewide were hoping to be done by the new year. However, this past month weather has not been in the favor of farmers, leaving most fields too ...Read more

Leland Teacher Wins State History Award

LELAND – A teacher with Leland school has been selected to receive an honor for his contributions in the classroom. History teacher Jim Spring was chosen as the Illinois state winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution Outstanding Teacher of American History award. He will get the ...Read more

One dead after rural DeKalb county crash

SOMONAUK – A Florida man is dead after a single vehicle crash in southern DeKalb county. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, 26-year-old Dylan Wesolowski of Oswego was traveling north on Somonauk Road just south of Pratt Road between Sandwich and Somonauk when for unknown ...Read more

New Mendota firefighter sworn in

MENDOTA – A new member of the Mendota fire department was added Monday night to help with a staffing shortage. New firefighter Dalton Huftel was sworn in as a full time firefighter/paramedic. Following the oath, his grandfather received the honor of pinning on his badge. ...Read more

IVCH announces first 2020 baby

PERU – The first baby of 2020 born at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru was announced.  A baby boy was born January 3rd to Eva Gabriela Escatel of Spring Valley.  Damian Rodriquez is the second child of Escatel and partner Alvaro Rodriquez.  He was 6 lbs and 15 oz and 19 inches ...Read more

Driver Dies in Peru Bridge Crash

PERU –  A driver of a dump truck is dead after his truck struck a bridge overpass Friday night.  According to Peru Police, they were called to the scene at Route 251 and Route 6 around 4:30 Friday afternoon.  Police report that a large roll off dump truck crashed into the Route 6 ...Read more

OSF expands gynecology practice to Mendota

MENDOTA – OSF HealthCare Medical Group is expanding gynecology practice to Mendota. The new practice will provide comprehensive care from wellness and maternal health all the way to menopause and bladder issues. Clinics will be held monthly in the 1400 block of East 12th Street in Mendota. ...Read more

New IVCC course approved by local manufacturer

STREATOR – Illinois Valley Community College is now offering a class that will enhance the chances of being hired by local manufacturers. The fabrication class has been approved by Vactor Manufacturing one of Streator’s biggest employers. The class is a customized, 6-week course ...Read more