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IVCC Signs Mendota Standout

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College men’s basketball coach Chris Herman announced the signing of former Mendota High School star Joe LaShonse. LaShonse, who sat out last year and is currently on IVCC’s tennis team, was All-State Honorable Mention as a senior in 2017, Mendota’s

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One Dead After Thursday I-80 Crash

OTTAWA – One man died at the scene of a mutiple vehicle crash that delayed traffic on Interstate 80 on Thursday afternoon. According to the Illinois State Police around 1 PM near mile marker 83 between Utica and Ottawa a crash occurred that resulted in the death of a Streator man. The

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Bald Eagle Rescued Near Compton

COMPTON – An injured bald eagle was rescued by the Illinois Conservation Police in southern Lee County. Thursday morning authorities were notified of the injured bird near Church Road. An area resident and Conservation Officers were able to safely capture the Eagle and transport it to

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Morris Woman Dies in Wednesday Crash

MORRIS – Grundy County Coroner John W. Callahan’s Office and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a two vehicle crash that claimed the life of a 23-year-old Morris woman Wednesday evening. The Coroner’s office states that the woman, whose name is being

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Man Found Dead in Train Car Identified

OTTAWA – LaSalle County Authorities have released the name of the man found dead at a sand plant in Ottawa.  Friday afternoon, the LaSalle County Coroner’s Office and Sheriff’s  Office responded to the facility at 701 Boyce Memorial Drive to a report of a non-responsive male,

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