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Sloan Appointed to IVCC Foundation Board

OGLESBY Julie Sloan of La Salle was appointed to the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation board by President Susan Schmitt at Monday’s annual meeting. Sloan, executive director of Illinois Valley United Way since 2010, will fill the two year unexpired term of Bob Walsh of Ladd who died ...Read more

Peru Man Record Blood Donor

PERU – A retired math professor from Peru has given 25 gallons of blood over his entire lifetime. According to the American Red Cross, Larry McKee began donating when he was a freshman at Bradley University in Peoria. “The Red Cross came in once a semester. So, I just kind of established ...Read more

Fatal crash in Will County

  WILL COUNTY – A five vehicle crash in Will County killed a driver and serious injured another on Thursday. According to the Illinois State Police, a truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling on I-55 northbound south of Lorenzo Road prior to entering a construction zone and failed to ...Read more

Park Shelter Damaged in Mendota

MENDOTA – A park shelter was damaged in Mendota on Friday by a small fire.   Around 3:45 PM a Conservation Police Officer was patrolling Lake Kakusha and noticed smoke coming from one corner of the shelter.   The Mendota Fire Department was called and they quickly extinguished the fire.  ...Read more

Roadwork begins Monday for I-80 north of LaSalle

    LASALLE – Road work will begin on I-80 near the Little Vermillion River north of LaSalle on Monday. Work consists of the construction of a cross-over and shoulder work. This is a preliminary project in order to facilitate staging traffic for an upcoming project to repair the ...Read more