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No Injuries in Early Friday I-80 Semi Crash

LASALLE – No injuries were reported after an early Friday morning semi-tractor trailer crash blocked lanes on Interstate 80 near LaSalle. The Illinois State Police say a 55-year-old Chicago man was traveling eastbound near the Utica interchange when he reportedly overturned the truck ...Read more

New Mural to Debut Soon in Streator

STREATOR – A Streator tap will have its murals erected by the end of this month. According to city engineer Jeremy Palm, the long awaited mural for Gayle’s Monroe Tap will be in place by the end of October. NCI-Artworks, Ray Paseka created the murals to be cohesive with the, ...Read more

IVCC Offers Pharmacy Technician Program

OGLESBY –  Illinois Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Office is offering a Pharmacy Technician (CCE-1720-300) program Tuesdays and Thursdays Oct. 16 through Dec. 13.             The 50-hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a ...Read more

Amboy Police Receive Pet Chip Reader

  AMBOY – Lost pets in Amboy will now have a better chance at finding their way home thanks to a donation of specialized equipment. The Amboy Police Department and several other local Lee County law enforcement agencies received a microchip pet scanner through a program called CHIPS ...Read more

Nationwide Alert Test Wednesday

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the FCC will conduct a test on cellphones Wednesday. The test will allow federal officials to send text messages to all cellular phones. It will be the first test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system, and phones will receive a ...Read more

Peru Adds Sticker Option For Waste

PERU – The City of Peru city council says residents will get to use waste bags of their choice, using a city sticker.  City Clerk Dave Bartley said in a meeting on Monday that procuring problems in Public Works has led the city to allow any biodegradable waste bags, as long as a designated ...Read more

Woman Dies in Semi Crash in Livingston County

CULLOM – A woman from Champaign County has died after vehicle collided with a semi in rural Livingston County. In a release from the Livingston County Coroners office, the 58-year-old was in a car near Cullom, Illinois when she was in a crash with a semi-tractor trailer on Sunday afternoon. ...Read more

Time Running Out to Pay Property Taxes

OTTAWA – Certified letters will be issued to LaSalle County residents if they don’t pay their taxes by Friday, according to the LaSalle County Treasurer’s Office. In a letter from LaSalle County Treasurer James Spelich, real estate taxes must be paid on or before Friday at 8 ...Read more

OSF HealthCare Caregivers Honored

OTTAWA – A Registered Nurse and a Patient Care Technician were two recent recipients of the DAISY and Sunflower Awards offered by OSF HealthCare.  Both caregivers were honored during a brief ceremony held on September 24, 2018. Paula Zimmerman, RN, of Ottawa was given the DAISY Award which ...Read more