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Star Wars fans to celebrate at IVCC

OGLESBY – Stars Wars fandom is being celebrated at “May the 4th Be With You” at Illinois Valley Community College. The National Star Wars Day observance will include “movie-authentic” characters including Darth Vader, Boba Fett and an original Storm Trooper. Students are welcome to ...Read more

IVCC plant sale Thursday and Friday

  OGLESBY – The Illinois Valley Community College’s greenhouse is teeming with flowering plants, vegetables and hanging baskets for the Ag Department’s annual spring plant sale from 10 AM to 5 PM Thursday and noon to 5 p.m. Friday. Ag students are hosting the sale in time for ...Read more

Health Department Begins Dead Bird Surveillance

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department will be collecting dead birds to look for West Nile Virus.  Crows, Blue Jays and Robins will be gathered.  According to the health department, over the past eighteen years West Nile virus activity has been documented throughout LaSalle County. ...Read more

Hydrant flushing in Peru extended through Friday

PERU – The hydrant flushing in Peru originally scheduled April 25th through May 4th is being extended through Friday, May 6th. Residents should be aware of possible low water pressure and rusty water. If you experience any discoloration, you should let the water run until it is clear. Also, ...Read more