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Illinois Valley Veterans Memorial Bridge to Open

SPRING VALLEY – Illinois Valley Veterans Memorial Bridge is scheduled to open Monday in Spring Valley. The replacement Route 89 bridge over the Illinois River is going to be wider than the old bridge to allow for emergency vehicles, pedestrians and bike traffic. This summer demolition work ...Read more

25 Year Old Dies in Traffic Accident

LEXINGTON – A Livingston County mother is dead, and her infant daughter injured in a two vehicle crash near Lexington.    McLean County Coroner Kathy Davis says they received a call of a vehicle fatality on I-55 near Lexington around 6:30 Friday evening.  The coroner says that 25 year ...Read more

Governor Speaks at Freedom Run

MARSEILLES – The 16th Annual Illinois Freedom Run was Saturday from Morris to Marseilles to honor those lives lost in the Middle East and hundreds of motorcyclists were in attendance. Joining in the ceremonies at the Middle East Conflicts Wall was Governor Bruce Rauner, who rode into the ...Read more

Freedom Fest This Weekend

MARSEILLES – Saturday Marseilles will come alive with the sound of motorcycles as they kick off the 16th annual freedom run to honor veterans. The celebration begins at 6 a.m. where motorcycles will be lined up at the Grundy County Fairgrounds north of Morris. There will be a pancake ...Read more

Earlville Teen Part of Illinois FFA History

SPRINGFIELD–An Earlville teen was part of the all-female FFA Illinois State Officer Team that was elected Thursday at the 90th annual Illinois State Convention. Miriam Hoffman was elected to serve the next year as Secretary. This marks the first time in the Illinois FFA’s 90-year history when ...Read more

Heflebower Scholarship to Streator Nursing Student

OGLESBY – Anne Baker presents the 2018 Dolores “Dee” Heflebower Memorial Nursing Scholarship to Jonathon Bourell of Streator.  The award is supported by an Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation fund established by Baker and her husband, the late Don Baker of Peru, in memory of ...Read more

1976 Cold Case investigation in Grundy County

  MORRIS – Details were released by the Grundy County Coroner’s Office regarding a cold case of an unidentified female whose body was found in 1976. The details come as an illustration of the victim to help depict how she may have looked at the time of her death. The victim was ...Read more

Somonauk Man Injured in DeKalb County Crash

HINCKLEY – A man was seriously injured after a single vehicle accident that sent his car through the air into a power pole before landing in a creek. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday afternoon south of Hinckley 40-year-old Jeffery Atwell of Somonauk was ...Read more