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Park Survey to be Conducted in Streator

STREATOR – A random sampling of Streator residents taken online via a mailed postcard invitation will be used to help guide the community leaders in how best to use open space and parks.  The Streator City Council recently created a new Parks & Open Spaces Board to advise them on ...Read more

I-80 Fatal Accident

State Police say one person has died in a Friday afternoon accident on I-80 in Grundy County.  Police say a Chrysler Mini Van crashed into a box truck that had come to a stop because of traffic near Ridge Road.  The driver of the minivan was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver’s ...Read more

Car Hauler Fire Causes Mess on I-80

SPRING VALLEY – A semi tractor trailer hauling cars caused backups and a slippery mess along interstate 80 Thursday morning after it caught fire. Around 6 AM Spring Valley, Ladd, Cherry and Peru fire departments responded to a call of a trailer on fire on the westbound shoulder at the ...Read more

I-39 Accident injures 2

Slick roads are blamed for a car and semi truck crash this morning.  According to Illinois State Police, around 10 o’clock Wednesday morning, 28 year old Imran Y. Umar, of Chicago, was driving his 2018 Subaru Legacy on I-39 between Tonica and Oglesby when he lost control of his car due to ...Read more

IVCH Consolidating Walk-in Clinic Services

PERU- Illinois Valley Community Hospital is consolidating its walk-in clinic services. Beginning January 8, the IVCH CareToday walk-in clinic located next to the Illinois Valley YMCA in Peru will more than double the number of hours it is open weekdays, receiving patients 12 hours a day from 9 ...Read more

First 2018 Crash for ISP in LaSalle

Snow is credited with possibly preventing serious injury in the first accident of 2018 worked by State Police stationed in LaSalle.  State Police say that a 2015 Dodge Dart, driven by 30 year old Robert T. Weinert, of Worth, Illinois, was traveling eastbound around 8:30 am on January 1st on I-80 ...Read more

2018 First Baby at IVCH

 Sub-zero temperatures didn’t keep the stork away from Illinois Valley Community Hospital New Year’s Day when Amanda Fritz and Rett Waldenmyer of LaSalle became the parents of the first baby of 2018 to be born at IVCH.   Fritz gave birth to Logan Grey Waldenmyer at exactly 9 a.m. Monday.  ...Read more

Fire near Grand Bear Lodge

UTICA – A fire in the early morning hours Tuesday damaged the waterpark area of Grand Bear Lodge in Utica. Multiple agencies responded to the scene after 5 AM when flames were seen through the roof. The fire was brought under control by 9:30 AM but crews still remained on scene. The ...Read more