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Peaceful Walkout Held at Area Schools

LASALLE – On the one month anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida a walk out of area students from schools was held starting at 10 AM Wednesday morning. Faculty and students gathered outside of LaSalle-Peru High School to read off the names of those killed and have a moment ...Read more


Man Shot in Early Morning Incident in LaSalle

LASALLE – One person has been hospitalized and no suspect identified in an early Wednesday morning shooting in LaSalle. According to LaSalle police a little after 1 AM they were called to the 500 block of 7th Street for a man who had been shot. The victim was taken to a hospital in Peoria ...Read more


Wednesday Morning Walkout By Students Planned

STREATOR – The one month anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida is being remembered by area schools with students participating in a walkout Wednesday morning at 10 AM. A movement called the National School Walkout will have classes across the nation going outside for 17 ...Read more


Sandwich Fire Damages Apartment Building

SANDWICH – A fire in Dekalb County in an apartment building had seven departments responding to battle the blaze Monday afternoon. According to the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office, around 2:30 PM a call was made for a fire in the 100 block of Gletty Road near Sandwich. A two story ...Read more


IVCC Student Selected Conference MVP

OGLESBY – A St. Bede Academy graduate and a sophomore at IVCC has been selected MVP of the Arrowhead Conference. Guard Julia Pohar has been Pohar averaged 24.5 points per game and shot 89.5 percent from the free throw line in conference play. Pohar and second team all-conference selections ...Read more


13th Annual Edible Car Contest at IVCC a Success

OGLESBY  – An all-time record 36 cars competed in Illinois Valley Community College’s recent Edible Car Contest with 18 cars created by students from five local high schools. IVCC teams dominated the speed run with Computer Aided Design (CAD) students Ben Ross’ and Lewis Habben’s ...Read more


No Injuries Reported in Peru Fire

PERU – Four area departments spent over an hour bringing a fire in Peru under control Thursday night. A little after 9 PM responders were called to an unoccupied residence in the 2400 block of 3rd Street in Peru for a home with smoke coming out of its windows. LaSalle, Oglesby and Spring ...Read more