Mendota High School waives all fees for 23-24 school year

  MENDOTA – The Mendota High School Board of Education has waived all registration, lab, driver’s education, and participation fees for the 2023-24 school year. This will be the fourth consecutive year all fees have been waived.

A look back at the 2004 Utica Tornado


From the archives of Studstill Media UTICA – On April 20th, 2004 a tornado swept across Putnam and LaSalle County, injuring dozens and claiming 8 lives in the village of Utica.

IDNR tallies up harvested turkey by youth

SPRINGFIELD – Youth turkey hunters harvested a preliminary total of 1,309 birds during the 2023 Illinois youth turkey season. According to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, locally, Lee County youth hunters took home 12 turkeys, Bureau

Gas leak causes evacuation in Oglesby

OGLESBY – A gas leak resulted in a brief evacuation of residents and businesses Wednesday in Oglesby. According to the city’s Assistant Fire Chief Steve Maltas, the leak caused about three residences and a couple of businesses

Best Anti Jokes

Wednesday is Humorous Day, daring you to find the humor in everything.  Can you find the humor in these anti-jokes? A horse walks into a bar.  Several people get up and leave as they spot the potential