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Sandwich Fire Damages Apartment Building

SANDWICH – A fire in Dekalb County in an apartment building had seven departments responding to battle the blaze Monday afternoon. According to the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office, around 2:30 PM a call was made for a fire in the 100 block of Gletty Road near Sandwich. A two story ...Read more

IVCC Student Selected Conference MVP

OGLESBY – A St. Bede Academy graduate and a sophomore at IVCC has been selected MVP of the Arrowhead Conference. Guard Julia Pohar has been Pohar averaged 24.5 points per game and shot 89.5 percent from the free throw line in conference play. Pohar and second team all-conference selections ...Read more

13th Annual Edible Car Contest at IVCC a Success

OGLESBY  – An all-time record 36 cars competed in Illinois Valley Community College’s recent Edible Car Contest with 18 cars created by students from five local high schools. IVCC teams dominated the speed run with Computer Aided Design (CAD) students Ben Ross’ and Lewis Habben’s ...Read more

No Injuries Reported in Peru Fire

PERU – Four area departments spent over an hour bringing a fire in Peru under control Thursday night. A little after 9 PM responders were called to an unoccupied residence in the 2400 block of 3rd Street in Peru for a home with smoke coming out of its windows. LaSalle, Oglesby and Spring ...Read more

Residents Warned of Phone Scam Attempt

PERU – A phone scam involving callers pretending to be from local law enforcement has struck the area again. According to Deputy Chief Bob Pyszka of the Peru Police Department, a resident recieved a call claiming to be from their local law enforcement agency. During the call, the scammer ...Read more