Local Headlines

Farmers Worried About Wet Spring

EARLVILLE – Farmers typically are working long hours by mid-May planting corn in North Central Illinois, however, due to a wet cold spring many farmers are behind. Earlville farmer Carl Zimmerman said that come June 1st, hard decisions are going to have to be made regarding what and where ...Read more

IVCC Coach Steps Down

OGLESBY – The women’s basketball coach at Illinois Valley Community College to step down. Tom Ptak announced he is stepping down as Illinois Valley Community College women’s basketball coach after six seasons. Ptak led the 2016-17 team that included Daniela Pavlovich, Hannah Wolfe ...Read more

Car Seat Event Held Saturday in Mendota

MENDOTA- Certified Car Seat Installers were busy assisting residents in making sure their loved ones were secure during a car seat safety check at the Mendota Fire Department on Saturday.   Mendota Police along with Peru Police were on hand inspecting and re-installing car seats.    New rules ...Read more