PERU – A road that travels under I-80 will be closed for ongoing bridge reconstruction of the interstate in LaSalle County. The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that East Third Road will be closed starting Friday through the weekend so that the westbound lane bridge of I-80 ...Read more
OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College celebrated the opening of its Agriculture Center and the revival of its ag program Thursday in a virtual ceremony. The new building will be used as storage for tractors, tillage tools, planters and other ag equipment.
IVCC President Jerry Corcoran ...Read more
LISBON – The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect who reportedly was involved in the shooting of a woman in Fulton County who may be armed and dangerous. Around 3:00 PM Thursday they say the person they are searching for was involved in a vehicle crash near ...Read more
OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department reported that 23 additional individuals have recovered from COVID-19 in the area. There have now been 1,090 total recovered cases in the county, leaving only 575 active cases. The health department also recorded 15 additional cases, individuals ...Read more
OGLESBY – The Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team say an Oglesby man was arrested Wednesday on Heroin charges. Oglesby Police around 10 PM took 36-year-old Daniel S. Margis into custody on a warrant for three counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance – heroin. The ...Read more
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced Wednesday that the deadline to renew expired driver’s licenses and ID cards has been pushed to next year. The three month extension moves the deadline to February 1st of 2021.
“Extending expiration dates until February ...Read more
LASALLE – The Illinois Valley Food Pantry has seen an increased need in the community for assistance throughout LaSalle and other towns, but the building they took over in 2018 is already getting cramped. Executive Director Mary Jo Credi said that the 4500 square foot building on Wright ...Read more
GENESEO – The man who was shot and killed at a car wash by law enforcement in Geneseo allegedly had an explosive device in his truck. The Illinois State Police say 30-year-old Jeffery Ryan Blunk had fled a traffic stop on foot after a collision with a Henry County Deputy, where he ...Read more
OTTAWA – 32 additional coronavirus were reported in LaSalle County on Wednesday. In addition, the LaSalle County Health Department saw 16 more COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths. There have been 1,650 cases throughout the county, with all but just over 580 now recovered. Statewide, ...Read more
SPRING VALLEY – Spring Valley Police Chief Kevin Sangston will be retiring this month after a 31-year career, and he was honored at the Monday night City Council meeting. Mayor Walt Marini said that police officers must exercise authority, leadership, compassion, empathy, critical thinking, ...Read more