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No Injuries After Car Strikes Indian Creek Bus

SHABBONA – No injuries were reported after a car struck an Indian Creek School bus that was stopped at train tracks east of Shabbona. According to the DeKalb county Sheriff’s Office, Monday afternoon a car driven by a woman from Jacksonville, IL clipped the bus and slid into the ditch ...Read more

Five Welding Scholarships Donated to IVCC

OGLESBY – Enbridge recently made another $5,000 donation to the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation for five $1,000 welding scholarships for students who live along the pipeline and have an interest in working in the oil and gas pipeline industry. Full- or part-time second-year ...Read more

Rural LaSalle County Fires Under Investigation

LOSTANT – Two rural fires southwest of Tonica last night near a previous fire from Tuesday evening are under investigation by the State Fire Marshall this morning. The Lostant Fire Department was called to a fire in the 100 Block of North 14th Road around 11 PM Thursday night, followed ...Read more

Heroin and Crack Cocaine in Recent Tri-Dent Bust

STREATOR – A Streator man has been charged with three felonies after a Tri-Dent investigation. In a press release, the Tri County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team arrested 22-year-old Michael L. Pitts of Streator after allegedly delivering narcotics to agents. Tuesday the Streator Police ...Read more

Streator Woman Arrested on Heroin Charge

STREATOR – The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 22-year-old Streator woman on a heroin charge. The Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team made a controlled purchase of alleged heroin in the 800 block of Monroe St in Streator from Janessa L Phillips. She was taken ...Read more

IVCC to Propose Tuition Increase

OGLESBY – A $3 per credit hour tuition increase may be coming to Illinois Valley Community College starting this summer. According to IVCC President Jerry Corcoran, even with the increase, the school will be below the state average for community colleges. The increase is expected to ...Read more