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IVCC: New Scholarship for Agriculture Program

OGLESBY – A rural Oglesby couple’s love of farming and raising cattle will be memorialized in a scholarship established recently with the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation. The Ron and Sandy Greening Memorial Agriculture Scholarship is the result of a $2,000 gift from their ...Read more

Workforce Development Week Begins Monday

OTTAWA – LaSalle County will recognize the end of August as workforce development week. Beginning August 27, LaSalle County will provide an opportunity for the state and local workforce development boards to highlight and promote the many way in which they undertaking their work. LaSalle ...Read more

Marseilles Police Chief on Administrative Leave

MARSEILLES – The Marseilles Police Chief will be on paid administrative leave pending an Illinois State Police investigation at the request of the LaSalle County State’s Attorney’s Office. The city council met Wednesday to make a resolution to place Police Chief James Hovious on ...Read more

Andersen Sentenced to 60 Years

HENNEPIN- Clifford Andersen, who is convicted of the concealment and murder of Deborah Dewey, was sentenced to 60 years for murder and  five years for concealment during a hearing Thursday afternoon. Andersen spoke before sentencing at the Putnam County Courthouse saying that he “has heard so ...Read more

Fatal I-80 Crash Leaves Cook County Man Dead

JOLIET – A man is dead after two vehicle collision on Interstate 80 Wednesday morning in Will County. According to the Illinois State Police 42-year-old Terrance Green of Harvey was in an SUV eastbound when for unknown reasons he struck the rear of what authorities describe as an unknown ...Read more

Paw Paw Board Adds Deactivation to Fall Ballot

PAW PAW – At the Monday evening Paw Paw High School Board meeting a resolution was approved placing a question on the November ballot about deactivation of the High School and sending students to Indian Creek starting in 2019. The board stated the district would pay the tuition for those ...Read more