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Waterway Visitor Center to Reopen

UTICA – The Illinois Waterway Visitor Center located at Starved Rock Lock and Dam will reopen Friday. It will be open each weekend, Friday through Monday, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and may be opened for pre-arranged groups seven days a week with a reservation.  ...Read more

Contract Awarded For IVCC Barn Demolition

OGLESBY – At the Illinois Valley Community College board meeting Thursday a contract was awarded for the demolition of the old barn south of the Oglesby campus.   S&K Excavating & Trucking of Newark bid $50,750 for the job and is expected to start this fall.  They plan on ...Read more

Weather Varied; Corn Harvest Ahead of Schedule

OTTAWA – With recent rainfall in some parts of LaSalle County and dryness in others has left some farmers hurting. According to LaSalle County Farm Bureau President David Isermann, South and East parts of LaSalle County experienced more damage to crops due to dry weather. However, North ...Read more

Tractor Trailer Strikes Cows on US 52

HARDING – A tractor-trailer being driven by a man from Montgomery struck two cows Wednesday night in LaSalle County.  According to the LaSalle County Sheriff’s office, 28-year-old Jesus Ramos was eastbound around 8:30 p.m. on US Route 52 near Harding when he collided with the ...Read more

Rehab Grant for Marseilles Gets Closer

MARSEILLES – A public hearing will be held on October 17th to share details on the Housing Rehabilitation Grant the city of Marseilles is apply for. The Marseilles City Council announced yesterday that they received an additional $10,000 in backing to acquire the grant to refurbish and ...Read more

Fire at IVCC; Classes Expected to Resume Tuesday

OGLESBY- An electrical fire at the Oglesby campus of IVCC had multiple area fire departments responding Monday night.  Students and staff were asked to leave the building.   The fire, according to a witness started near the cafeteria.   Classes were cancelled for Monday night.  IVCC says that ...Read more

K9 Receives Donated Body Armor

PERU – The Peru K9 Miko has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a donation from an organization specializing in protecting police dogs.  Vested Interest in K9s, a charity in Massachusetts, has donated over 3,100 vests to dogs nationwide. ...Read more

Streator Police Investigating Friday Gunshots

STREATOR – Friday afternoon gunshots called Streator Police to the 400 block of South Vermillion Street, but they say nobody was found at the scene.   According to the department around 3:30 p.m. they arrived and presumed the suspects had fled by the time they arrived.   No persons were ...Read more