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Cops 4 Cancer Raises Funds Over the Weekend

PERU – The annual truckload sale for Cops 4 Cancer from Advantage Logistics brought hundreds into the Peru Mall to get great deals and raise money for a good cause. Over both days they raised $54,000 to help families in the area cope with cancer.         ...Read more

Illinois Valley Pads Shelter shows off expansion

PERU – Illinois Valley Pads Shelter opened house to present their major expansion on Saturday afternoon. The extended shelter now accommodates families with four designated rooms, additional office space for employees and a play room for kids. Board member John Sagi says the shelter that ...Read more

IVCC moves forward in Ag building plans

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s board approved construction contract’s for a new storage facility. The 6,000-square-foot metal building will be located just south of campus on the site of the dairy barn that was demolished last December. It will house equipment ...Read more

IVCC to increase student worker wages

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College is increasing student worker wages to comply with state mandate for incremental minimum wage boost in January. Payroll for IVCC would increase $1,350 per week to cover a total of 68 workers at $9.25 per hour. Cheryl Roelfsema, vice president for ...Read more

Streator preps for Hilton Hotel project

  STREATOR – The city of Streator is preparing their Northpoint Tax Increment Financing District for a hotel in the future. The proposed 82-room Hilton Tru hotel at Northpoint Plaza is expected to move forward according to City Engineer Jeremy Palm. By next year, he says he plans to ...Read more

No Tuition Increase For IVCC

OGLESBY – For the second straight year, Illinois Valley Community College’s administration will recommend no increase in tuition next year. The board’s audit finance committee met Thursday prior to the board’s regular monthly meeting and reviewed a plan to keep the combined tuition ...Read more