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Jenna Manigold is IVCH Employee of the Year

PERU – An occupational therapist praised by co-workers for having exceptional dedication to patient care is the winner of the 2019 Buckman Family Employee of the Year Award at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru. Ottawa resident Jenna Manigold received multiple nominations for the ...Read more

Body Found in Rural Sheridan

SHERIDAN – A body was found Saturday afternoon near Sheridan, however, the identity has not yet been confirmed. The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office said that around 3 PM they were called in reference to a deceased person. The incident is under investigation by the LaSalle County ...Read more

No Updates on Missing Sandwich Woman

SHERIDAN – It has been five days since a 74-year-old Sandwich woman has been reported missing, and besides her vehicle, which was found near Sheridan, there has been no sign of her. Authorities discovered Linda Jackson’s car on North 4251st Road in LaSalle County early Monday Morning, ...Read more

Safety a priority at annual Bike Rodeo

MENDOTA- The parking lot of the Mendota Civic Center was filled with families on bicycles on Saturday as they participated in the annual Bike Rodeo with the Mendota Police Department.   A cone course was laid out with various traffic signs cyclists would encounter in the community.   ...Read more

Crest expected to recede in Peru

PERU – Water is expected to recede in parts of Peru after the crest of the Illinois River, Friday. According to Mayor Scott Harl, as of 9:00 a.m. this morning, the crest was at 32 feet, and is expected to recede. Harl says constructing a wall to protect the water treatment plant cost the ...Read more

State Representative arrested for DUI

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Police have arrested state Rep. Steven Reick on charges that include driving under the influence of alcohol. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that records show the Woodstock Republican was arrested Wednesday. Reick issued a statement ...Read more