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More road construction in Peru starting Monday

PERU – North Peoria Street in Peru will be closed from the south side of 26th Street to south of Midtown Road beginning Monday, April 13th. This section of road will be fully closed until further notice for the reconstruction of North Peoria Street. There will be no through traffic in the ...Read more

Scholarship established to honor Streator soldier

OGLESBY – A scholarship has been established to memorialize a soldier from Streator who fought bravely in the Middle East only to succumb to war-related injury and illness six years after returning home.   The Tyler Derossett Memorial Veterans Award has been created by his former wife ...Read more

Music instructor at IVCC nominated for state award

  OGLESBY – A part-time music appreciation instructor at Illinois Valley Community College has been nominated for a state award.    Jennifer Mills of Princeton, Director of Bands at Aurora University and a 15-year member of IVCC’s Wind Ensemble, has been nominated by IVCC for the ...Read more