PEORIA – State Sen. Chuck Weaver is hosting a Town Hall April 18 at the High School in Princeton. The Town Hall is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium at the High School at 103 S. Euclid Avenue.
“Our Town Hall allows Princeton area residents to come together and learn more about ...Read more
LAMOILLE – La Moille High School will begin a Career Start program with Illinois Valley Community College. Beginning in the fall, students will be able to enroll in IVCC Career and Technical Education courses as part of their high school coursework.
PERU – On Monday and Tuesday the City Water Plant and Eureka Savings Bank on North Peoria Street in Peru will be closed for the day. The closures are due to the city’s plans to widen the road.
OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College will pilot a Transfer Academy this fall. The program allows dual credit high school students to be released in the afternoon for classes at Ottawa Center. Through the initiative, high school students can complete all general education courses over ...Read more
OTTAWA – LaSalle County Board chairman Jim Olson announced at a Thursday meeting that two deputy auditors will be suspended and no longer paid for 30 days. LaSalle County Auditor Jody Wilkinson was indicted on eight counts of felony Official Misconduct in November of 2018 after she allegedly ...Read more
SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Sue Rezin’s bill that would allow the Department of Natural Resources to charge a parking fee at Starved Rock failed to pass after being recalled. Senate Bill 1310 was originally called for a Senate vote on Wednesday, but concerns over the provision to ...Read more
SHABBONA – A Shabbona man was killed while working in a field Tuesday. According to the Dekalb County Coroner’s Office, the man was identified as 72-year-old Larry J. Barshinger. Authorities say Barshinger was working in a field, clearing trees in rural Shabbona, when one reportedly ...Read more
CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced today that Illinois will receive an additional $15 million from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to combat the opioid crisis across the state. Since September 2016, Illinois has been ...Read more
STREATOR – Two men and a 14-year-old teen are in custody after the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team arranged controlled purchases of crack cocaine Wednesday. In a release, Tri-Dent stated that around 2 p.m. they met with an individual in the 900 block of East Main Street in ...Read more
MENDOTA- Mendota Police are on the lookout for a man they say struck a woman and took her purse. Authorities are calling it a Strong-Arm Robbery on Wednesday that took place at a gas station near I-39. The suspect, shown in a security still released Thursday, allegedly approached the victim ...Read more