Local Headlines

State Rep. Adam Kinzinger Visits Local Cancer Center

PERU – U.S Representative Adam Kinzinger made his way to Illinois Valleys Cancer Center in Peru for a visit and tour. Representative for  Network Development Manager, Nancy Jackson, and Coordinator Karen Karczewski both cancer survivors, introduce Kinzinger

Motorcycle – Ambulance Accident

LASALLE – A 67-year-old Minnesota man was injured after his motorcycle was struck by an ambulance early Tuesday morning. Illinois State Police say that Chris Boener, of Culver, Minnesota, was seriously injured after his motorcycle was struck

Body Found By Playing Kids in Grundy County

COAL CITY – The body of a man reported missing two weeks ago was discovered by children playing in Grundy County. According to Grundy County Coroner John W. Callahan Sunday evening in Coal City they were notified

Lostant Seeks Water Tower Grant

LOSTANT – Surveys were sent out to Lostant residents in August and this month on behalf of the North Central Illinois Council of Governments in order to apply for a grant to replace the water tower. The

Proposed New Hotel Project for Peru

PERU – A new hotel could coming to the north side of Peru. An ordinance was passed Monday night at the Peru City Council Meeting to approve and authorize the execution of a TIF District redevelopment project

National Cell Phone Alerts Rescheduled

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the FCC postponed a test that was supposed to be conducted Thursday, to October 3rd. The test will allow federal officials to send text messages to all cellular phones.

New Contracts for IVCC Employees

OGLESBY – The Illinois Valley Community College board ratified new contracts with full-time faculty and service employees and pay increases for employees not affected by a labor agreement. The three-year contract with the American Federation of Teachers

Starved Rock Attendance Down

OGLESBY – Nearly 900,000 people were in attendance at Starved Rock State Park this summer, according to officials. In comparison to last year, attendance this summer comes in around 200,000 people less. According to Starved Rock Coordinator

Mendota Railroad Crossing Closing For Repairs

  MENDOTA – The US 34-BNFS Railroad in Mendota will be closed Monday, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The US 34 Railroad will be closed for approximately five days to allow the BNSF Railway Company