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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

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

LaSalle Man Charged in Trident Arrest

LASALLE – A man was charged and arrested in LaSalle after a Tri County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Investigation. According to Tri-DENT, on Thursday, they and LaSalle Police and County Sheriffs arrested 36-year-old Cordell L. Irons of LaSalle, at the intersection of 5th street and Bucklin ...Read more

Streator Announces Phone System Update

STREATOR – Streator announced at its Thursday City Council meeting that the city is replacing and upgrading its telephone systems. Council members said that the upgrade will save the city over ten thousand dollars annually, as the current telephone system is around twenty years old. The ...Read more

Celebration of Lights Opens Friday Night

LASALLE – A holiday favorite is back, the City of LaSalle presents the Celebration of Lights opening this evening at Rotary Park. Over 300 holiday displays will be brilliantly lit that you can drive through and enjoy, open weekdays 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and weekends 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. And while ...Read more