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Active Shooter Drill in Marseilles Wednesday

MARSEILLES- Authorities will be training for an active shooter on the campus of Marseilles Elementary School on Wednesday.   The exercise will run from 10 a.m until 2 p.m.     School was not scheduled to be in session and the public should be aware of the heightened police presence. ...Read more

Mendota City Council Approves New Resource Officer

MENDOTA – Mendota High School will soon have a school resource officer. In the Mendota City Council meeting Monday, they approved beginning to look for a resource officer for the 2019-2020 school year. Alderman Weiland says the resource officer will be a new police officer they hire on from ...Read more

Gas Prices Drop Nationwide for Thanksgiving Holiday

CHICAGO – Gas prices have fallen significantly compared to last month, according to the American Automobile Association. Local gas prices for LaSalle County have seen a decrease of 26 cents, while Bureau takes the lead with a decrease of 37 cents, with LaSalle currently averaging 2.47 cents ...Read more

New Police Chief For Mendota

MENDOTA- The Mendota City Council chose a new Police Chief at the Monday night meeting.   It was announced that Lt. Greg Kellen will be the new head of the department beginning next month.   Current Chief Thomas L. Smith is ending his 21 year career as head of the force and retiring in February ...Read more

A Micro Food Pantry is Coming to Earlville!

EARLVILLE – A micro food pantry is making its way to Earlville on Tuesday! Jeff Eberhard, the creator of over 30 micro food pantries across, LaSalle, Grundy Will and Cook county, will be placing his 38th micro food pantry at 9 a.m. in front of city hall in Earlville. Eberhard says its ...Read more


PERU – The modular structure that will be the home of the new MRI unit at Illinois Valley Community Hospital was lifted into place on Thursday, November 15th. The 40-ton addition to the hospital’s diagnostic imaging department was brought to Peru on an 80-foot tractor trailer truck and ...Read more

IVCC Hosts Event for Managing Stress

Illinois Valley Community College hosts “Coping Strategies for Managing Stress, Holidays, and Finals!” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 in Room CTC125. Participants will enjoy a relaxing hour of mindfulness activities. These awareness techniques may help them create coping strategies ...Read more

Turkey Preparation Key to Safe Thanksgiving

OTTAWA – With Thanksgiving approaching the CDC wants to remind those in charge of cooking to be aware of some tips to keep the holiday safe and healthy. They say that you should that your turkey in a refrigerator or in a sink of cold water that is changed every 30 minutes, or in a microwave. A ...Read more

Two Vehicle Accident Sends Two to Hospital

  LELAND – A two vehicle accident Friday afternoon sent both drivers to the hospital. Authorities state that 47-year-old David Underhill, of Ottawa, was just east of Leland on US Route 34 in Adams Township when he struck 21-year-old Melissa Silva’s vehicle that had stopped to make a ...Read more