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New Signs Greet Visitors to Mendota

MENDOTA – New signs have been installed on the outskirts of Mendota to welcome visitors to town ahead of the 2019 Mendota Sweet Corn Festival.   They were purchased in part with proceeds from the Mendota Chamber of Commerce’s yearly 50/50 jackpot which takes place at the festival.   ...Read more

Man Dies Early Sunday at Starved Rock

UTICA – A man has died after falling behind Starved Rock Lodge early Sunday morning. According to Utica Fire Chief Ben Brown they, along with Oglesby and Wallace fire assisted in the recovery of the man whose identity has not yet been released. The incident remains under investigation by ...Read more

Sloan Appointed to IVCC Foundation Board

OGLESBY Julie Sloan of La Salle was appointed to the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation board by President Susan Schmitt at Monday’s annual meeting. Sloan, executive director of Illinois Valley United Way since 2010, will fill the two year unexpired term of Bob Walsh of Ladd who died ...Read more

Peru Man Record Blood Donor

PERU – A retired math professor from Peru has given 25 gallons of blood over his entire lifetime. According to the American Red Cross, Larry McKee began donating when he was a freshman at Bradley University in Peoria. “The Red Cross came in once a semester. So, I just kind of established ...Read more

Fatal crash in Will County

  WILL COUNTY – A five vehicle crash in Will County killed a driver and serious injured another on Thursday. According to the Illinois State Police, a truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling on I-55 northbound south of Lorenzo Road prior to entering a construction zone and failed to ...Read more