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DePue receives plaque from FEMA

    DEPUE – The Village of DePue was honored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for their efforts in solving flooding concerns. A flash flood in the spring of 2020 affected a number of homes in the community with serious damage and left infrastructure in need of repair. In ...Read more

New distribution center to be built in Princeton

PRINCETON – A new distribution center will bring new jobs to Bureau County. Ollie’s Bargain Discount will build a $68 million distribution center in Princeton north of I-80. The 600,000 square foot building will eventually employ over 250 people. Located in 25 states, Ollie’s is ...Read more

LaSalle Library offers Halloween craft activities

LASALLE – To celebrate autumn, the LaSalle Library’s weekly Grab & Go craft kits for youth will have new crafts available at the Children’s Circulation Desk every Wednesday. On Tuesday, October 18th, Wednesday, October 19th, and Thursday, October 20th, during open hours, families ...Read more

IVCC announces production of MAME!

OGLESBY – The Illinois Valley Community College Theatre Department will premier its first full-scale musical since 2019, MAME!, featuring a large cast of community members, students and faculty beginning Thursday. IVCC Director and Choreographer of Musical Theatre Don Grant Zellmer said ...Read more