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Choking Victim Saved in Lee County

SUBLETTE – A woman was saved from serious harm Wednesday afternoon due to the quick work of dispatchers with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. According to authorities, a call was received before 6 PM for a female choking who was turning blue and had become unresponsive. With ...Read more

Police Investigating Two Tavern Burglaries

SPRING VALLEY – Spring Valley Police say they are investigating two burglaries to downtown taverns.  Police say that on March 27th, around 1 am, a male suspect entered a tavern in the 100 block of West St. Paul Street and stole cash from the tavern. Also, this morning, at around 2:25, a ...Read more

Motorists and Horses Unhurt in I-39 Accidents

TONICA – Slick Roads were blamed for two separate accidents 15 minutes apart on I-39.  In the first accident, a 46 year old Gibson City man lost control of his semi north of the Tonica exit, and struck the side of a tractor trailer truck driven by a 45 year old Wisconsin man.  The crash ...Read more

IVCC to Offer Agronomy Degree This Fall

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s agriculture program was bolstered when the Illinois Community College Board approved its application for an Associate of Applied Science degree in Agronomy. “This further expands the agriculture opportunities already available at IVCC,” ...Read more

Unemployment Down Again in Area

OTTAWA – The area jobless numbers are in and they are down over a percent from a year ago. With over 55,000 new jobs added statewide according to numbers provided by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, area unemployment also decreased. Unemployment in Bureau, LaSalle and Putnam ...Read more

Grundy County Man Dies in Single Vehicle Accident

MORRIS – A Grundy County man has died after his truck went off the roadway and went into a lake. According to the Grundy County Coroner’s Office, the incident was discovered Sunday afternoon along Jugtown Road north of Coal City. Authorities are not exactly sure when the accident took ...Read more