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Park Survey to be Conducted in Streator

STREATOR – A random sampling of Streator residents taken online via a mailed postcard invitation will be used to help guide the community leaders in how best to use open space and parks.  The Streator City Council recently created a new Parks & Open Spaces Board to advise them on

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I-80 Fatal Accident

State Police say one person has died in a Friday afternoon accident on I-80 in Grundy County.  Police say a Chrysler Mini Van crashed into a box truck that had come to a stop because of traffic near Ridge Road.  The driver of the minivan was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver’s

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Car Hauler Fire Causes Mess on I-80

SPRING VALLEY – A semi tractor trailer hauling cars caused backups and a slippery mess along interstate 80 Thursday morning after it caught fire. Around 6 AM Spring Valley, Ladd, Cherry and Peru fire departments responded to a call of a trailer on fire on the westbound shoulder at the

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I-39 Accident injures 2

Slick roads are blamed for a car and semi truck crash this morning.  According to Illinois State Police, around 10 o’clock Wednesday morning, 28 year old Imran Y. Umar, of Chicago, was driving his 2018 Subaru Legacy on I-39 between Tonica and Oglesby when he lost control of his car due to

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IVCH Consolidating Walk-in Clinic Services

PERU- Illinois Valley Community Hospital is consolidating its walk-in clinic services. Beginning January 8, the IVCH CareToday walk-in clinic located next to the Illinois Valley YMCA in Peru will more than double the number of hours it is open weekdays, receiving patients 12 hours a day from 9

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No one hurt in blaze at Utica resort

UTICA, Ill. (AP) — Officials say no one was injured in a fire at a resort near Starved Rock State Park in northern Illinois. Utica Fire Chief Ben Brown says the alarm sounded at Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. Chief of Staff Edward Rogers says all guests were safely

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2018 First Baby at IVCH

 Sub-zero temperatures didn’t keep the stork away from Illinois Valley Community Hospital New Year’s Day when Amanda Fritz and Rett Waldenmyer of LaSalle became the parents of the first baby of 2018 to be born at IVCH.   Fritz gave birth to Logan Grey Waldenmyer at exactly 9 a.m. Monday. 

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