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Bureau County Full Scale Disaster Drill Saturday

SPRING VALLEY – The Bureau County Emergency Management Agency will be simulating a tornado disaster in the area and coordinating mock evacuations of health care facilities. The exercise will start at 8 a.m. and run until 2 p.m. at many locations, including St. Margaret’s Hospital, ...Read more

Deer Disease in Putnam County

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources received reports of Edizootic Hemorrhagic Disease in white tail deer. So far over 50 suspected cases were reported to the IDNR. The disease appeared at low to moderate levels in counties on or near the Illinois River, including ...Read more

Plainfield Man Killed in Kendall County Crash

KENDALL – One man is dead after a two vehicle accident in in Kendall County, Monday morning. 44-year-old Scott Weber of Plainfield was traveling southbound on Grove Road after 8:30 a.m. when he failed to stop for traffic on Route 52. He was then struck by an eastbound truck tractor ...Read more

Storms Cause Damage in Mendota

MENDOTA- Ed and Debbie Creager were in the living room when they heard the tremendous crash of most of a tree collapsing onto their home Tuesday night.   Their initial fears grew when they realized the tree had come through the ceiling of the dining room, just feet away from where their ...Read more

IVCH Seeks Community Input for Health Needs Survey

PERU –  Illinois Valley Community Hospital is asking local residents for their opinions on what the area’s most urgent health care needs are. “We’re inviting everyone in the Illinois Valley to complete a survey and share their views on what they believe are the most pressing ...Read more