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New Police Chief For Mendota

MENDOTA- The Mendota City Council chose a new Police Chief at the Monday night meeting.   It was announced that Lt. Greg Kellen will be the new head of the department beginning next month.   Current Chief Thomas L. Smith is ending his 21 year career as head of the force and retiring in February

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A Micro Food Pantry is Coming to Earlville!

EARLVILLE – A micro food pantry is making its way to Earlville on Tuesday! Jeff Eberhard, the creator of over 30 micro food pantries across, LaSalle, Grundy Will and Cook county, will be placing his 38th micro food pantry at 9 a.m. in front of city hall in Earlville. Eberhard says its

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New MRI at IVCH

PERU – The modular structure that will be the home of the new MRI unit at Illinois Valley Community Hospital was lifted into place on Thursday, November 15th. The 40-ton addition to the hospital’s diagnostic imaging department was brought to Peru on an 80-foot tractor trailer truck and

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IVCC Hosts Event for Managing Stress

Illinois Valley Community College hosts “Coping Strategies for Managing Stress, Holidays, and Finals!” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 in Room CTC125. Participants will enjoy a relaxing hour of mindfulness activities. These awareness techniques may help them create coping strategies

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Turkey Preparation Key to Safe Thanksgiving

OTTAWA – With Thanksgiving approaching the CDC wants to remind those in charge of cooking to be aware of some tips to keep the holiday safe and healthy. They say that you should that your turkey in a refrigerator or in a sink of cold water that is changed every 30 minutes, or in a microwave. A

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Two Vehicle Accident Sends Two to Hospital

  LELAND – A two vehicle accident Friday afternoon sent both drivers to the hospital. Authorities state that 47-year-old David Underhill, of Ottawa, was just east of Leland on US Route 34 in Adams Township when he struck 21-year-old Melissa Silva’s vehicle that had stopped to make a

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