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IVCH announces first 2020 baby

PERU – The first baby of 2020 born at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru was announced.  A baby boy was born January 3rd to Eva Gabriela Escatel of Spring Valley.  Damian Rodriquez is the second child of Escatel and partner Alvaro Rodriquez.  He was 6 lbs and 15 oz and 19 inches ...Read more

Driver Dies in Peru Bridge Crash

PERU –  A driver of a dump truck is dead after his truck struck a bridge overpass Friday night.  According to Peru Police, they were called to the scene at Route 251 and Route 6 around 4:30 Friday afternoon.  Police report that a large roll off dump truck crashed into the Route 6 ...Read more

OSF expands gynecology practice to Mendota

MENDOTA – OSF HealthCare Medical Group is expanding gynecology practice to Mendota. The new practice will provide comprehensive care from wellness and maternal health all the way to menopause and bladder issues. Clinics will be held monthly in the 1400 block of East 12th Street in Mendota. ...Read more

New IVCC course approved by local manufacturer

STREATOR – Illinois Valley Community College is now offering a class that will enhance the chances of being hired by local manufacturers. The fabrication class has been approved by Vactor Manufacturing one of Streator’s biggest employers. The class is a customized, 6-week course ...Read more

American Kennel Club welcomes two new breeds

  UNDATED – The American Kennel Club rang in the new year with two new breeds. The world’s largest purebred dog registry announced that the Barbet and the Dogo Argentino will receive full recognition and become eligible to compete in their respective groups. According to AKC, ...Read more

Burglary investigation in Dekalb

SYCAMORE – The Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged burglary where the suspect claimed he worked for Com Ed. According to authorities, on Thursday afternoon, a male, possibly in his 50’s, who claimed to work for ComEd, told an elderly woman he needed to ...Read more