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OGLESBY – The Oglesby City Council on Monday approved the purchase of a new truck for the police department. The vehicle will be paid for with funds from the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team, or TRI-Dent, with
PERU – The Peru City Council on Monday night approved contributing $100,000 for the 2021 TBM Avengers reunion and Salute to Veterans event. The gathering of vintage aircraft at Illinois Valley Regional Airport is set to
OTTAWA – The American Red Cross has partnered with the NFL during National Blood Donor Month to not only help save lives, but give those donors a chance to win tickets to next year’s Super Bowl in
OTTAWA – The second round of Paycheck Protection Program grants are now available to first time and returning borrowers. According to the North Central Illinois Council of Governments, applications are open until March 31st. In an update
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Sunday announced that Region 2, which includes Bureau, Grundy, LaSalle, Livingston and Marshall Counties, has met the metrics to allow limited indoor dining. The Tier 1 restrictions allow
OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department on Sunday announced 54 new infections have been identified among residents, along with 52 individuals now considered recovered from the novel coronavirus. The Health Department noted that since the pandemic
JOLIET – An Illinois Department of Corrections Officer working at the Stateville Correctional Center in Joliet has been charged with three counts of Forgery. The Illinois State Police said on Saturday that 28-year-old François Kopca of Chicago
LASALLE – A LaSalle home was destroyed after a fire Saturday night. The Lasalle Fire Department were called around 10 PM to the 800 Block of Oconor Ave for a fully involved structure fire. The two residents
OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College board on Thursday approved short-term criminal justice certificates in social justice, criminology and forensic science. The 21-credit social justice certificate is for students interested in racial disparity, unequal representation, government control
MENDOTA – The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will be coming to a Mendota area church on Tuesday. Individuals who want to make a donation will need to register to schedule a time during the event at
OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College will join a four-college consortium vying for a $7.5 million Central Illinois Manufacturing Academy. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity may choose the consortium’s grant application for the academy,
WASHINGTON – The latest direct stimulus payment arrived via direct deposit to many Americans in the last few weeks, but for those who received the first round of payments via check are now receiving a debit card
OTTAWA – Recovered COVID-19 cases outpaced new infections in the latest update from the LaSalle County Health Department on Thursday. They announced 111 new individuals are now considered recovered from the novel coronavirus, ahead of the 85
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health on Thursday announced 88 new COVID-19 deaths and 6,652 new confirmed and probable cases. Over 3500 Illinois residents were hospitalized battling the novel coronavirus, with 382 individuals on ventilators.
PRINCETON – Three more men from Bureau County have died from complications related to COVID-19. The Bureau, Putnam & Marshall County Health Departments announced Thursday that a man in his 50’s, a man in his 70’s and
OTTAWA – An Ottawa woman is still missing along the Illinois River after disappearing a year ago. Authorities say on January 14th, 2020, 45-year-old Tina M. Donovon possibly entered the water at Starved Rock State Park.
SPRINGFIELD – After a late night the lame duck session of the Illinois Senate passed a modified version of House Bill 3653, The Criminal Justice Reform Act was approved by the Senate with a vote of 32-23.
EUREKA – The Woodford County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public that residents are receiving calls from persons claiming to be law enforcement and demanding payment. In many cases, the caller tells the victim that they have
STREATOR – Stock & Field announced this week that they will be closing all 25 locations nationwide. The company CEO Matthew F. Whebbe released a statement on the company website that the retailer, formerly known as Big
PERU – The Planters NUT-Mobile, a 26-foot long peanut on wheels, will be making stops across North Central Illinois and the first place it will visit will be Studstill Media. Tyler Towne, a LaSalle-Peru High School Graduate,