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Don’t Fall for Jury Duty Scams

KENDALL – The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens of a new phone scam. According to authorities, the scammer claims to be Sgt. Baker with the Jury Duty Division stating they missed Jury Duty. The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office does not make calls stating you have ...Read more

IVCC Raises Tax Levy Request

OGLESBY – The Illinois Valley Community College trustees approved a $12.2 million tax levy request for this year, up from the 2017 levy request of $11.7 million. The 4.85% levy increase will not require a public notice or public hearing. IVCC levies taxes in eight counties, including ...Read more

Sublette Fire Department Receives Donation

SUBLETTE – The Sublette Fire Department announced that they have received a donation of $5000 that is to be used for the purchase of a 12-lead EKG Cardiac Monitor. The device will help with the diagnosis of a number of heart conditions, including life threatening arrhythmias and pulmonary ...Read more

The Vietnam Moving Wall to be Honored

SPRINGFIELD – LaSalle County’s “Vietman Moving Wall” will be honored for the 2018 Governor’s Hometown Awards program. The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service will present 23 localities, including LaSalle County, with honors at the ...Read more

Flag Ceremony at IVCC for Veterans Day

OGLESBY – The Illinois Valley Community College will host a flag ceremony for Veterans Day on Friday. The Oglesby American Legion Veterans will conduct the flag ceremony to commemorate Veterans Day on Friday morning shortly before 8 a.m. The public is welcome to attend the event, located ...Read more

Lostant Elemetary School Receives High Ratings

LOSTANT – Lostant Elementary School has been awarded the highest rating of an Exemplary School, According to the Illinois Board of Education. The I.S.B.E. says, they came up with a new labeling system for schools because the federal Every Student Succeeds Act requires each state to create a ...Read more