Local Headlines

IVCC Ag Program Gains Tractor

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s agriculture program has gained a new piece of equipment thanks to a corporate donation. Ag coordinator Willard Mott took delivery of a new Case IH Magnum 340 tractor through a Case IH School-Program, President Jerry Corcoran announced at ...Read more

No injuries in train versus truck accident

OTTAWA – No injuries were reported in a train versus semi truck accident in Ottawa, Thursday. According to the truck driver, he reportedly was traveling on Boyce Memorial Drive, focused on watching out for a train on the tracks farthest to him, when he allegedly failed to see the train ...Read more

Inspections will close Sandy Ford Bridge

STREATOR – The Sandy Ford Bridge in LaSalle County will be closed from Monday, May 13th – Thursday May 16th for inspections.  A detour will not be posted.   Digital sign boards indicate the hours of the closure will be from 8 AM – 4 PM each day.  The bridge is located on ...Read more

Mountain Lion Spotted in Des Moines

DES MOINES – Police in Iowa are investigating what apparently was a mountain lion within the city limits of Des Moines. Wednesday night security footage from a homeowners backyard caught the large cat pacing around the back steps of the home. Authorities have begun urging residents, ...Read more