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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

Marseilles Mayor Dies at age 78

MARSEILLES – Mayor James Trager, who served from 2007-11 and again from 2015 to present in office as the Mayor of Marseilles has died. In a New Years Day statement from the city it was announced that he had passed away. He was on the Marseilles City Council prior to becoming Mayor. ...Read more

Starved Rock to welcome new year with guided hike

UTICA – A guided hike with the Starved Rock State Park naturalist is planned for New Years Day. A planned trip into French Canyon and to the top of Starved Rock is set to begin at 1 PM from the visitors center. The tour will include opportunities to learn about the history and geology ...Read more

Chicago Man Dies in I-39 Rollover

ROCHELLE – A single vehicle accident in Lee County has taken the life of a Chicago man. According to the Illinois State Police, Thursday afternoon 23 year-old Joseph L Clark was traveling south on Interstate 39 when for unknown reasons his vehicle left the roadway. He was ejected from ...Read more

Train Strikes Abandoned Car Near Mendota

MENDOTA – An abandoned vehicle on the train tracks Southwest of Mendota was struck by a train Sunday morning. According to the LaSalle County Sheriff’s office, a little after 6 AM deputies were called to the accident site. No occupants were located and the incident remains under ...Read more