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IVCC Ag Club Plans Produce Donations

OGLESBY – An initiative begun last year by Illinois Valley Community College’s student Ag Club will result in fresh produce going to district food pantries this summer and fall.  The club grew well over a thousand plants this year in the college greenhouse including 800 tomato and 500 ...Read more

Thunderstorm risk for north central Illinois

  CHICAGO – Several area counties are under a significant thunderstorm risk tonight. According to the National Weather Service, LaSalle, Lee, De Kalb, Kendall, Grundy and Livingston are just some of the counties in north central Illinois that are under hazardous weather conditions. An ...Read more

Smoky Fire Damages Streator Business

STREATOR – A warehouse caught fire Friday morning but the Streator Fire Department quickly extinguished the smoky blaze in around twenty minutes.  Lt. Bryan Park said they were called after 6 AM to the Schultz Monument Company in the 100 block of South Shabbona Street, and when they ...Read more

Local unemployment rates drop

OTTAWA –  Local unemployment rates are down this month and statewide numbers remain the same. According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, statewide unemployment rates are steady at 4.4 percent, but local county rates have decreased by nearly 2 percent.  Putnam County ...Read more