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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

Thesauruses Donated to Students

MENDOTA – The Mendota Rotary Club gifted thesauruses to Lincoln School Students on Friday.   The pupils were given the books as a way to help grow, broaden, expand, bolster, and fill out their vocabulary.   The third grade learners were issued copies of the publication as a present from ...Read more

PADS Shelter in Ottawa in need of lunch supplies

OTTAWA – Illinois Valley PADS in Ottawa is running short on lunch items. According to the homeless shelter, they are packing 62 lunches a day and are running scarce of items to pack. You can make a donation at the shelter located on 1120 Canal Street, before 9 a.m. Saturday or at Lily Pads ...Read more

Illinois lawsuit filed against top e-cigarette maker

  CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois teenager who fell ill with a lung disease after vaping for over a year has sued a leading e-cigarette maker. Attorneys filed the lawsuit Friday in Lake County Circuit Court on behalf of 18-year-old Adam Hergenreder. The 85-page suit says Juul Labs deliberately ...Read more