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Couple’s Savanna castle to reopen for public tours

SAVANNA, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois home of a couple who turned it into a castle adorned with art will reopen for public tours next month. Alan and Adrianne St. George’s Havencrest Castle in Savanna will be ready once again for public eyes during weekends in October. The 63-room castle has ...Read more

IVCC nursing student wins Oglesby Elks Scholarship

  Illinois Valley Community College nursing student Sara Legrenzi of La Salle earned the $1,000 Oglesby Elks Lodge #2360 Albert Delvallee Memorial Scholarship. Legrenzi was joined by Elks’ member Cindy Cadiagini at the IVCC Foundation Scholarship Reception. In total, 268 students ...Read more

Fire Guts Downtown Pontiac Warehouse

PONTIAC –  Multiple fire departments were on the scene Saturday of a large fire in the 300 block of North Chicago Street in Pontiac.   According to the Reading Fire Department, a warehouse behind a furniture store was fully engulfed around noon.  The four alarm fire brought Streator, ...Read more

Thesauruses Donated to Students

MENDOTA – The Mendota Rotary Club gifted thesauruses to Lincoln School Students on Friday.   The pupils were given the books as a way to help grow, broaden, expand, bolster, and fill out their vocabulary.   The third grade learners were issued copies of the publication as a present from ...Read more