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IVCC Foundation President Re-Elected

OGLESBY – The Illinois Valley Community College Foundation recently re-elected Dr. Susan Schmitt of Streator as president and Dr. Kim Novak of Grand Ridge as vice president. Both veterinarians started their college careers at IVCC. In addition, Donna Swiskoski of Peru was re-elected

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Man Critical After Being Ran Over by Train

STREATOR – A Streator man is in critical condition after being run over by a train. The LaSalle County Sherriff’s Office identied the victim as 48-year-old Larry L. Rizzo. The incident occured Monday, near Frech Street on tracks owned by Norfolk Southern Railroad. The train engineer told

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Reported Theft of Cash at St Michaels

STREATOR – An apparent theft of a large amount of cash was reported to the Streator Police Department Monday from St. Michael’s church.   A complaint was taken that sometime between Sunday and Monday money was taken by an unknown suspect or suspects. The incident remains under

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Gas Main Rupture in Ottawa

OTTAWA – Workers doing construction around the Ottawa I&M Canal rewatering project  struck a large gas main Tuesday morning forcing an evacuation of a motel and several area businesses.    Around 8:00 a.m. the large main was ruptured near the Canal and LaSalle Street and emergency

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