Local Headlines

IVCH Auxiliary Donates $34,000 to Hospital

PERU – The Illinois Valley Community Hospital Auxiliary wrapped up its year with an announcement at its closing meeting that it had purchased more than $34,000 worth of medical equipment for IVCH in the past 12 months. Items obtained by the hospital with Auxiliary funds during the past year ...Read more

Chicago sees drop in gun violence in April

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say that gun violence continues to drop this year. In a news release, the department says there have been significant decreases in the number of homicide, shooting incidents and shooting victims in the first four months of this year compared to the same period ...Read more

Ottawa Man Arrested For Year Old Burglary

OTTAWA – Ottawa Police say that DNA evidence led them to charge an Ottawa man in connection with a burglary that occurred over a year ago.  Police say that on January 31st, 2017, they were called to a reported residential burglary in the 600 block of West Madison Street.  Authorities say ...Read more

IVCC Signs Mendota Standout

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College men’s basketball coach Chris Herman announced the signing of former Mendota High School star Joe LaShonse. LaShonse, who sat out last year and is currently on IVCC’s tennis team, was All-State Honorable Mention as a senior in 2017, Mendota’s ...Read more

One Dead After Thursday I-80 Crash

OTTAWA – One man died at the scene of a mutiple vehicle crash that delayed traffic on Interstate 80 on Thursday afternoon. According to the Illinois State Police around 1 PM near mile marker 83 between Utica and Ottawa a crash occurred that resulted in the death of a Streator man. The ...Read more