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Boyles Honored at IVCC

OGLESBY – A crowd of about 35 friends, relatives and college staff attended a ceremony honoring Walter Durley and Hazel Marie Boyle posthumously for their contributions to Illinois Valley Community College. The Boyle’s bequest of over $620,000 to the IVCC Foundation helped fund major ...Read more

Rugby Team Coming to Peru

PERU – Youth Rugby is making its way to Peru, as the new Illinois Valley Coal Miners Travel Team. Fran Baker, a former international rugby player and coach shared his plans to start up a youth travel team in a city council meeting on Monday. Baker says that the team has received donations ...Read more

Starved Rock Offers Fall Colors Tours

UTICA – Get ready to see some of the areas most vibrant colors as the leaves begin to change at Starved Rock. Starved Rock State Park will host a Fall Colors guided tour beginning next Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Illinois Departments of Natural Resources Coordinator Lisa Sons says the leaves are ...Read more

Palmer, Hoffert Capture IVCH 5K Titles

PERU – Dan Palmer, 41, of Roscoe, Illinois, and Katie Hoffert, 23, of Hollowayville were the male and female overall winners of the Illinois Valley Community Hospital Fall Fitness 5K run Saturday morning (Oct. 13) through the streets of Peru. Palmer’s time was 17 minutes and 40 seconds. ...Read more

Hydrant Flushing in Peru

PERU – The city of Peru will flush hydrants beginning  Monday, October 15th through Friday, October 19th. Flushing will occur from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day. According to Peru’s Fire Chief Jeff King, residents could experience low water pressure and/or rusty water. Residents ...Read more

IVCC Adds Cybersecurity Associates Degree

OGLESBY- A new degree in the cutting edge world of Cybersecurity is coming to Illinois Valley Community College.   On Thursday trustees approved an Associate in Applied Science degree and certificate to begin in fall 2019. Among eight new courses in the 60-credit AAS are digital forensics, ...Read more

Airplane Lands in a Cornfield

STERLING – An airplane landed in a cornfield in Sterling on Thursday. According to Illinois State Police, they received a call at 1:30 p.m. for an airplane that landed in a cornfield in the southwest corner of Creston Road and Mulford Road. Police say, the airplane was a 1950 North American ...Read more

Search Suspended for Wanted Man

SANDWICH – The Sandwich Police Department suspended a search for a wanted man. According to Sandwich Police, they were called at 1:30 p.m. by an off-duty Dekalb Deputy who observed a subject known as Richard Hall, supposedly driving a white van west bound on U.S Route 34. The Deputy advised ...Read more

Waterway Visitor Center to Reopen

UTICA – The Illinois Waterway Visitor Center located at Starved Rock Lock and Dam will reopen Friday. It will be open each weekend, Friday through Monday, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and may be opened for pre-arranged groups seven days a week with a reservation.  ...Read more

Contract Awarded For IVCC Barn Demolition

OGLESBY – At the Illinois Valley Community College board meeting Thursday a contract was awarded for the demolition of the old barn south of the Oglesby campus.   S&K Excavating & Trucking of Newark bid $50,750 for the job and is expected to start this fall.  They plan on ...Read more