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Hall Students Gain Opportunities at IVCC

OGLESBY – Beginning this summer, Hall High School students will have the opportunity to participate in a College Start program with Illinois Valley Community College. The program, modeled after the agreement IVCC has had with Putnam County High School since 2014, allows academically ...Read more

Lawn Item Thefts in Southern DeKalb County

HINKLEY – DeKalb County Crimestoppers is looking for information into a series of thefts in Hinckley.  Between March 23rd and April 3rd, numerous residents have had items removed from their front lawns.  Items include barn wood signs, galvanized pots, planters, wood bench, and a statue.  ...Read more

IVCC Student named All American in Basketball

Oglesby – Illinois Valley Community College sophomore guard Julia Pohar, of Peru, has been named to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division 2 All American Third Team, IVCC coach Tom Ptak announced Thursday.  The St. Bede graduate averaged 21 points per game and led the ...Read more

Two Arrested on Drug Charges in Princeton

PRINCETON – The Princeton Police Department and Tri-Dent Agents took two people into custody on Monday on drug charges. According to a release from Tri-Dent, 40-year-old David Grandadam was charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and with delivery of a look alike substance ...Read more

Bomb Threat Found at Woodland

STREATOR – A threat of a bomb at Woodland School left on the wall in a bathroom was found to not be credible, but one student has admitted to writing it. According to Woodland Superintendent Ryan McGuckin, Monday around noon it was reported that a threat was found in the Junior High ...Read more

Synthetic Pot Injuries Still Rising

OTTAWA – Area Health Departments are still warning users to not take drugs known as synthetic cannabinoids. This is after the Illinois Department of Public Health has said the number of those injured by them has approached 100, and at least two have died. These products are also known as ...Read more

No Injuries in Truck Vs Train Accident

STREATOR – A Saturday afternoon collision between a truck and train resulted in no injuries but a ticket was issued to the driver. According to the Streator Police Department around 2 PM a Peoria man was driving west on East Main Street and allegedly drove around the down gates and flashing ...Read more

Faculty Awards Announced at IVCC

OGLESBY – A LaSalle and a Peru educator both are being recognized with awards from IVCC. They will be honored at the college’s employee recognition event ‪April 13‬ and both have been nominated for Illinois Community College Trustee Association awards. Amanda Cook Fesperman of La ...Read more

Suspect sought in Saturday triple homicide

ROCKFORD – The Rockford Police Department have announced they are seeking a suspect in the triple homicide on a bus early Saturday morning. Raheem King is believed to be in possession of the assault rifle and should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to ...Read more