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Eight New Covid Cases in LaSalle County

OTTAWA – Eight new positive coronavirus cases have been reported in LaSalle County on Saturday.  The Health Department says the eight range in age from two women in their 20’s to a man in his 70’s.  Since the pandemic was declared back in March, 254 people have contracted the ...Read more

IVCC set to resume face-to-face learning Monday

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College will resume face-to-face classroom and lab instruction in various summer session courses beginning Monday, July 13 and when fall classes start Friday, Aug. 14.  Students will receive hands-on instruction in career and technical programs such as ...Read more

IVCH Foundation Awards Scholarships for 2020

  PERU – Students from Peru and Ladd are this year’s winners of four health careers scholarships administered by the Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation. Vanessa Rosales of Peru was awarded two scholarships established by the families of the late Carol Greening and Deb ...Read more

Old, ailing Rhino euthanized at Chicago zoo

CHICAGO (AP) — An ailing, 34-year-old eastern black rhino named Maku has been euthanized at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo after staff determined it was suffering from severe discomfort and reduced mobility. Chicago radio station WBBM reported that Maku was thought to be the second oldest eastern ...Read more