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IVCC Helps Del Monte Workers With Resumes

OGLESBY- Illinois Valley Community College offered assistance to those who will be unemployed soon in Mendota.   IVCC personnel recently conducted a cover letter and resume writing workshop for 15 Del Monte employees. It was announced in August that the long time canning facility is slated to ...Read more

First freeze of the season coming our way

OTTAWA – The first frost of the season is touching down in North Central Illinois overnight. A freeze warning is in effect  beginning at 2 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday for LaSalle County, which includes Ottawa, Streator, Peru, LaSalle and Mendota. According to Weatherology ...Read more

No Progress in District 289 Teachers Contract

MENDOTA – Both sides traded proposals, however no resolution was agreed upon in the meeting Thursday night between the District 289 School Board and the Mendota Teachers Union.   The four hour meeting kicked off with over 100 teachers and supporters gathered outside Northbrook School ...Read more

Colder Temperatures to Blast Area

OTTAWA – Colder weather is on the way as we make our way through fall.  The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for late tonight into Saturday morning for much of North Central Illinois.   Low temperatures tonight will drop to around 30 degrees.  Any sensitive plants ...Read more

Auditor Question Heads to County Ballot

OTTAWA – LaSalle County board members voted in favor of a referendum regarding eliminating the county auditor’s office in the November 2020 election. Although some felt eliminating the auditor’s office would do little to save on funds, others argued that very few counties in Illinois ...Read more

Olivero Honored by IVCC

OGLESBY- The Illinois Valley Community College board Thursday honored former 10-year trustee Melissa Olivero of Peru for her leadership and service to the college. Olivero, who resigned in July, was elected to six-year terms in April 2009 and April 2015. She served as board vice-chair for two ...Read more

Fall is here, so watch for deer!

SPRINGFIELD –  The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois Department of Natural Resources are reminding motorists to be vigilant during deer mating season as the animals become more active, especially in the early morning and evening hours.   Motorists are urged to consider the ...Read more