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Mendota 7th Grader Passes Away Suddenly

LASALLE – A child has died after collapsing at a basketball game Saturday in LaSalle.   Around 3:15 p.m. LaSalle EMS were called to Lincoln Junior High for the report of a child having a seizure.   The student was playing basketball for Mendota’s Holy Cross in a 7th grade tournament.   ...Read more

“Mamma Mia!” Auditions at IVCC

 OGLESBY – Auditions for the Illinois Valley Community College theatre department’s spring 2019 production of “Mamma Mia!” will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 and 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 in the Dr. Mary Margaret Weeg Cultural Centre. Callbacks will be Tuesday, Dec. 11. Auditions are ...Read more

Livingston County man dead in single vehicle crash

DWIGHT – Authorities say a single vehicle crash claimed the life of one Livingston County man early Friday morning. The Livingston County Coroner stated  that 22 year-old Collin Csecsinovits of Dwight, Illinois was pronounced dead at the scene just south of Dwight, at 2900 E. 2675 North ...Read more

IVCC Barn Demolition Begins Monday

OGLESBY – The old Illinois Valley Community College dairy barn just south of the south entrance to campus will be demolished beginning early Monday morning. S & K Excavating & Trucking of Yorkville will begin taking down the structure with their heavy equipment sometime after 6:30 ...Read more

Scam Callers Reported in Bureau County

PEORIA – The Better Business Bureau is reporting scams in the Peoria and Bureau County area. According to the BBB, many of the calls are “robocalls” or automated calls. The BBB says in robocall versions, an automated recording declares that your Social Security number (SSN) “has been ...Read more

Dec. 1st : World AIDS Day!

OTTAWA – World AIDS Day is Saturday December 1st. According to HIV.gov, the Federal theme for the 2018 observance is “Saving Lives through Leadership and Partnerships”. World AIDS Day serves as an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, and remember those ...Read more

Cold Deer Rescue at Lake Mendota

MENDOTA – Two deer found themselves trapped in Lake Mendota Thursday. The Mendota Fire Department were called to the lake around 4:30 p.m. after the animals had busted through the thin ice and were unable to free themselves. Firefighters donned ice rescue suits and entered the lake with an ...Read more

LaSalle County Board Honors Clerk

OTTAWA – LaSalle County Board members honored county clerk Joann Carretto at their Thursday meeting. She first started working for the LaSalle County Clerks Office in October of 1978, becoming chief deputy clerk. Carretto was elected county clerk in 2006. She is stepping down after 39 years ...Read more