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New IVCC course approved by local manufacturer

STREATOR – Illinois Valley Community College is now offering a class that will enhance the chances of being hired by local manufacturers. The fabrication class has been approved by Vactor Manufacturing one of Streator’s biggest employers. The class is a customized, 6-week course ...Read more

American Kennel Club welcomes two new breeds

  UNDATED – The American Kennel Club rang in the new year with two new breeds. The world’s largest purebred dog registry announced that the Barbet and the Dogo Argentino will receive full recognition and become eligible to compete in their respective groups. According to AKC, ...Read more

Burglary investigation in Dekalb

SYCAMORE – The Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged burglary where the suspect claimed he worked for Com Ed. According to authorities, on Thursday afternoon, a male, possibly in his 50’s, who claimed to work for ComEd, told an elderly woman he needed to ...Read more

Gas price hike expected to decrease after holidays

CHICAGO – Gas prices are experiencing a year-end spike due to road trip travels during the holidays. According to the American Automobile Association, the majority of states saw gas prices increase in the last week, some by as much as a dime. In LaSalle County, gas prices increase by 7 ...Read more

New Years Day hike at Dayton Bluffs Preserves

OTTAWA – Dayton Bluffs Preserves in Ottawa will have their new year’s day hike on Wednesday morning. Volunteer Coordinator David Manigold says there will be two guided hikes offered at 9 a.m., a less strenuous route and a challenging one. Both hikes will last between an hour and two ...Read more