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New Years Day hike at Dayton Bluffs Preserves

OTTAWA – Dayton Bluffs Preserves in Ottawa will have their new year’s day hike on Wednesday morning. Volunteer Coordinator David Manigold says there will be two guided hikes offered at 9 a.m., a less strenuous route and a challenging one. Both hikes will last between an hour and two ...Read more

IVCH Restricting Visitors to Prevent Spread of Flu

PERU – Illinois Valley Community Hospital has announced they have placed visitor restrictions until further notice in an effort to combat a statewide flu outbreak. According to Janine Sobin, the Infection Control Coordinator, Illinois now has widespread flu activity. IVCH is asking anyone ...Read more

Local unemployment rates increase during November

CHICAGO – Local unemployment rates made a slight increase during the month of November.  According to the Illinois Department of Employment and Security, LaSalle County is 4.3% unemployed, the highest rates locally. Putnam County made the biggest increase, still the lowest rates locally, ...Read more

Warm weather won’t stick around much longer

UNDATED – Its been three years since north central Illinois has experienced the unseasonably warm weather we’ve had these past few days. According to Weatherology Meteorologist Ray Miller, December 2016 was also a mild one, with temperatures in the upper 50s. He says high pressure ...Read more

Toxic chemical leak after traffic crash on I-80

MINOOKA – 100 gallons of a highly toxic chemical leaked after a single vehicle crash Thursday morning on I-80 in Minooka. According to the Illinois State Police, just after 7 a.m. a freightliner truck traveling westbound on I-80 near Minooka, in a reported construction zone, lost control ...Read more