Local Headlines

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

IVCH Auxiliary’s Fall Plant Sale Continues Monday

PERU – The Illinois Valley Community Hospital Auxiliary’s fall plant sale fund raiser continues Monday, September 17, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. or until all remaining plants are sold. Monday’s sale of mums and other seasonal flowers and plants will be held outside the IVCH office ...Read more

Volunteer Opportunities at OSF HealthCare

OTTAWA  – OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center is offering two new volunteer orientation opportunities. Adult and teen volunteers are needed in a multitude of service areas at OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa and OSF HealthCare Center for Health – ...Read more

IVCC Hosts Memorial Dedication

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s Jacobs Library is hosting a memorial dedication for Joanne Jalley at noon Tuesday, Sept. 18. Jalley, a library technical assistant, worked at IVCC for 20 years. She died Oct. 31, 2015. After her death, donations were made to the IVCC ...Read more

IVCC to Receive Funding for Barn Demolition

  OGLESBY – IVCC is awaiting confirmation by next week that it will receive nearly $165,000 in state capital funding for demolition of the barn south of campus and construction of a dual storage/ag lab facility. The project, which would require at least $60,000 from the college, will ...Read more

ISP: “Trooper in a Truck”

Springfield— Illinois State Police (ISP) officials and the Illinois Trucking Association partnered to bring a new safety initiative to Illinois called “Trooper in a Truck” to create greater awareness about distracted driving. The new program is helping officers spot and correct unsafe ...Read more