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New Chief Nursing Officer at IVCH

PERU – Robert Fortney is the new chief nursing officer at Illinois Valley Community Hospital. The new CNO came to IVCH from Arlington Heights, where he had been a vice president and service line executive for Northwest Community Healthcare, an independent, community-based health system.

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Deer Harvest Down in Area

The number of deer harvested by hunters declined locally this past season, though statewide deer harvest numbers are up. Statewide, 147,000 deer were killed in all of the 2017-2018 archery and firearm seasons, three thousand more deer than were harvested in the 2016-2017 season. Locally, in

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Grundy County Death

Grundy County Authorities are investigating the death of a Sandwich Man.  The Grundy County Coroner says 18 year old Bladimir Ortega was brought to the Morris Hospital by a friend early yesterday morning.  After Ortega was placed in a wheelchair by hospital staff, authorities say the

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Lee County Plane Crash

Two people were injured when their plane crashed on a river in Lee County yesterday. Illinois State Police say a small aircraft crashed around 12:30 Saturday afternoon near Grand Detour.   State Police say the plane struck some power lines, and came to rest on ice on the Rock River.  Police

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Area Police Departments Explore Cooperation

LASALLE – In a press conference Thursday area police departments announced that they are exploring the potential to combine resources in an effort reduce costs and provide greater services to residents. The four cities, LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby and Spring Valley each were present to present

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