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Utica Pork Fest Continues Sunday

UTICA – The weekend gathering at Carey Memorial Park in Utica to celebrate pork continues as Pork Fest rolls into its second day. Sunday festivities kick off at noon with a performance by Ottawa Dance Academy and the band Free Range Chickens starting at 3 PM. The kids zone will be in action ...Read more

Spring Valley Couple Die After Putnam County Crash

SPRING VALLEY – A Spring Valley couple has died after a crash Friday in Putnam County. The Putnam County Sheriff’s office say that 62-year-old Laurence E. Sieg was turning north on to Illinois 89 from North 1250th Road when his vehicle was struck on the drivers side by a 17-year-old ...Read more

Minute Breakers Classic This Weekend

MENDOTA- The sound of remote control boats will fill the air this weekend as the Minute Breakers Classic returns to Lake Mendota.  Mike Zaborowski came from Wisconsin to compete in the event, which will see the small nitro-methane powered boats reach speeds up to 90 MPH.   This is the 19th year ...Read more

Troy Grove Bridge Re-Opened

TROY GROVE – Farmers, sand and gravel haulers will enjoy a shorter trip to get to I-39 after a bridge replacement on US Route 52 outside of Troy Grove.   IDOT said the project over the Little Vermillion River would be completed in late November, but was finished months ahead of schedule. ...Read more

IVCC adopts 2020 budget

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College adopted their 2020 budget at Thursday’s board meeting. Revenues increased less than 1 percent and expenditures decreased slightly less than one percent from the 2019 budget.Operating revenues and expenditures are balanced at approximately ...Read more