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Man Faces Multiple Charges for Hit and Run Accident

  STREATOR – A Streator man faces multiple charges including a hit and run, Sunday in Streator. The Streator Police were originally called for a hit and run accident Sunday night, when they learned 18-year-old Levi J Stewart supposedly struck an unoccupied vehicle in the 1500 block of ...Read more

Leland Man Killed in Rural LaSalle County Crash

SHERIDAN – A Leland man has died after a single vehicle crash Friday West of Sheridan.  In a release by the LaSalle County Coroner’s Office, they identified the driver as 47-year-old Rick L. Fuller.  Fuller was behind the wheel when for unknown reasons his vehicle rolled over on E ...Read more

New Contracts for IVCC Employees

OGLESBY – The Illinois Valley Community College board ratified new contracts with full-time faculty and service employees and pay increases for employees not affected by a labor agreement. The three-year contract with the American Federation of Teachers Local 1810 calls for average pay ...Read more

Starved Rock Attendance Down

OGLESBY – Nearly 900,000 people were in attendance at Starved Rock State Park this summer, according to officials. In comparison to last year, attendance this summer comes in around 200,000 people less. According to Starved Rock Coordinator Debbie McAdams, excessive humidity could be the ...Read more

Mendota Railroad Crossing Closing For Repairs

  MENDOTA – The US 34-BNFS Railroad in Mendota will be closed Monday, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The US 34 Railroad will be closed for approximately five days to allow the BNSF Railway Company to repair their crossings. US 34 traffic will proceed as ...Read more

IVCH Auxiliary’s Fall Plant Sale Continues Monday

PERU – The Illinois Valley Community Hospital Auxiliary’s fall plant sale fund raiser continues Monday, September 17, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. or until all remaining plants are sold. Monday’s sale of mums and other seasonal flowers and plants will be held outside the IVCH office ...Read more

Volunteer Opportunities at OSF HealthCare

OTTAWA  – OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center is offering two new volunteer orientation opportunities. Adult and teen volunteers are needed in a multitude of service areas at OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa and OSF HealthCare Center for Health – ...Read more

IVCC Hosts Memorial Dedication

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s Jacobs Library is hosting a memorial dedication for Joanne Jalley at noon Tuesday, Sept. 18. Jalley, a library technical assistant, worked at IVCC for 20 years. She died Oct. 31, 2015. After her death, donations were made to the IVCC ...Read more