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OSF HealthCare donates to Mendota High School

MENDOTA – OSF HealthCare announced a donation of $1,025 to the Mendota Township High School that will benefit MHS athletic programs.  The donation is from the proceeds from the sports physical clinic fundraiser that took place at Mendota High School on May 8. Dawn Trompeter, OSF Saint Paul ...Read more

Mendota Track Construction Begins This Week

MENDOTA – The aging and crumbling track surface at the Mendota District 289 facility on Stroble Ave is getting rebuilt this summer. The project, funded in part by “Friends of the Track”, is seeking donations to help with the project. The former high school football field and track is now ...Read more

Mendota Police: No Shot Fired But Victim Battered

MENDOTA – The early Sunday morning call for a person with a gunshot wound turned out to be unsubstantiated after an investigation by Mendota Police, however, one person was eventually taken into custody. Around 3 AM they were called to the 100 Block of South 13th Ave for a report of a ...Read more

New Women’s Basketball Coach for IVCC

OGLESBY – There will be a new coach at Illinois Valley Community College for their women’s basketball program. Josh Nauman has been hired as Illinois Valley Community College’s women’s basketball coach. Tom Ptak, who led the program for six years, stepped down following the ...Read more

Police Investigating Shooting Incident in Mendota

MENDOTA – The Mendota Police are investigating an incident involving a gun early Sunday morning.    Authorities were called to the 100 block of 13th Ave around 3 AM for a report of someone with a gunshot wound.    Police say they are still looking into the matter, but they emphasize ...Read more