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Extensive Damage to Home After Sunday Fire

STREATOR – A home suffered what authorities called extensive damage Sunday night in Streator.   After 9 PM the Streator Fire Department was called to the 1100 block of Arthur Street for a reporter structure fire.  It took only 2 hours for crews to fully extinguish the blaze, which had ...Read more

Family donates $50,000 to Ag Complex Campaign

Barbara Davis of Sugar Grove recently made a $50,000 donation to Illinois Valley Community College’s agriculture complex capital campaign to memorialize her family’s farming history. The donation, announced at Thursday’s board meeting, was made in memory of her grandparents, Walley and ...Read more

IVCC Helps Del Monte Workers With Resumes

OGLESBY- Illinois Valley Community College offered assistance to those who will be unemployed soon in Mendota.   IVCC personnel recently conducted a cover letter and resume writing workshop for 15 Del Monte employees. It was announced in August that the long time canning facility is slated to ...Read more

First freeze of the season coming our way

OTTAWA – The first frost of the season is touching down in North Central Illinois overnight. A freeze warning is in effect  beginning at 2 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday for LaSalle County, which includes Ottawa, Streator, Peru, LaSalle and Mendota. According to Weatherology ...Read more

No Progress in District 289 Teachers Contract

MENDOTA – Both sides traded proposals, however no resolution was agreed upon in the meeting Thursday night between the District 289 School Board and the Mendota Teachers Union.   The four hour meeting kicked off with over 100 teachers and supporters gathered outside Northbrook School ...Read more

Colder Temperatures to Blast Area

OTTAWA – Colder weather is on the way as we make our way through fall.  The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for late tonight into Saturday morning for much of North Central Illinois.   Low temperatures tonight will drop to around 30 degrees.  Any sensitive plants ...Read more