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Expansion of Lake Shabbona State Park Approved

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Recreational areas up and down the state will be sharing more than $1.5 million in federal grant money to repair bridges, build trails, and help pay for other projects, including purchasing property in

Starved Rock Offers Fall Colors Tours

UTICA – Get ready to see some of the areas most vibrant colors as the leaves begin to change at Starved Rock. Starved Rock State Park will host a Fall Colors guided tour beginning next Saturday at

Palmer, Hoffert Capture IVCH 5K Titles

PERU – Dan Palmer, 41, of Roscoe, Illinois, and Katie Hoffert, 23, of Hollowayville were the male and female overall winners of the Illinois Valley Community Hospital Fall Fitness 5K run Saturday morning (Oct. 13) through the

Hydrant Flushing in Peru

PERU – The city of Peru will flush hydrants beginning  Monday, October 15th through Friday, October 19th. Flushing will occur from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day. According to Peru’s Fire Chief Jeff King, residents could

IVCC Adds Cybersecurity Associates Degree

OGLESBY- A new degree in the cutting edge world of Cybersecurity is coming to Illinois Valley Community College.   On Thursday trustees approved an Associate in Applied Science degree and certificate to begin in fall 2019. Among

Airplane Lands in a Cornfield

STERLING – An airplane landed in a cornfield in Sterling on Thursday. According to Illinois State Police, they received a call at 1:30 p.m. for an airplane that landed in a cornfield in the southwest corner of

Search Suspended for Wanted Man

SANDWICH – The Sandwich Police Department suspended a search for a wanted man. According to Sandwich Police, they were called at 1:30 p.m. by an off-duty Dekalb Deputy who observed a subject known as Richard Hall, supposedly

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