Local Headlines

Plans for IVCC Ag Facility Reviewed

OGLESBY- Before the monthly meeting of the Illinois Valley Community College board, the board’s facilities committee reviewed details for a proposed agriculture storage facility to be built on the site of the recently demolished dairy barn. The 7,500-square-foot building would house a tractor, ...Read more

Autistic woman found in creek

BRISTOL – An autistic woman was pronounced dead after being found in a creek in Kendall County on Wednesday. According to the Kendall County Sheriffs Office, they were called just after 7 p.m. to the 100 block of Basswood Court in Bristol for a report of a missing autistic woman. ...Read more

Streator Resident Victim of Phony Check Scam

STREATOR – A Streator resident fell victim to a phony check scam this past week according to the Streator Police Department. Wednesday a resident told police that they had received a check in the mail with a request to cash it and return to the sender gift cards. The victim did so, however, ...Read more

Late Deer Season to Combat CWD in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – A late winter antler-less only deer season will kick off next week in parts of Illinois. The Department of Natural Resources has opened up another weekend to help combat Chronic Wasting Disease in the deer population. Area counties that will have permits available include ...Read more

Streator Fire Presents Plans for 2019 and Beyond

STREATOR – Streator’s Fire Chief Gary Bird presented his annual strategic plan at a city of a whole meeting on Tuesday. This year, goals for the fire department consisted of various risk reduction programs like fall prevention, a program that would provide house inspections to help at ...Read more

New Illinois Assembly Sworn In

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Sue Rezin (pictured) and State Representative Lance Yednock were sworn into office Wednesday at the Statehouse during the Illinois Senate Inauguration. Rezin, a Republican will begin her third term in the 38th District after winning 60 percent of votes against ...Read more