Free overdose prevention Naloxone training offered

OGLESBY - The Perfectly Flawed Foundation along with HSC Peoria will host a Train the Trainer Overdose Prevention Naloxone Training on Thursday, June 27 from 2-4 p.m. The training will take place at Senica’s Deer Park Golf Club, 100 Deer Park Lane, Oglesby.

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Police investigating burglary at Mendota Moose Lodge

MENDOTA – The Mendota Police Department is investigating a burglary at the Mendota Moose Lodge.

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Earlville to hold new Summer Fest

EARLVILLE - Due to a shortage of Earlville Lions members, the membership voted to partner with all interested non-profit groups and churches to be included in a two-day celebration.

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Researchers update Illinois standards for storm frequencies

CHAMPAIGN - As heavy rainstorms become more frequent and stronger than in the past, municipal drainage systems designed from outdated standards often fail, resulting in flooding and financial losses.

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Mendota Police Dept. takes part in Torch Run for Special Olympics

MENDOTA - The 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Illinois came through Mendota on June 5.

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Gospel group to perform in Mendota

MENDOTA - The popular gospel singing group “Anticipation” will be in concert at 6 p.m. on Saturday evening, June 22 at the Mendota Church of The Nazarene.

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Gateway Services to host Gateway 5K Superhero Showdown & Duck Drop

PRINCETON - Time again for heroes and villains to descend on the Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton for the 6th annual 5K Superhero Showdown.

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ABC’s of School Nutrition Institute scheduled

OGLESBY - Anyone employed as a school nutrition professional is eligible to attend and receive continuing education hours at the University of Illinois Extension, ABC’s of School Nutrition Summer Learning Institute.

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OSF Healthcare announces advancements in cancer care

MENDOTA – OSF HealthCare is pleased to announce a number of enhancements to cancer care services for patients within north central Illinois including additional specialists and advanced treatment options.

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OSF Saint Paul named among top critical care hospitals in the country

MENDOTA - Becker’s Hospital Review, a respected national health care industry publication, has named OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center among its list of 67 Critical Access Hospitals to Know in 2019.

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IVCH Wound Center again recognized for clinical excellence

PERU - The Illinois Valley Community Hospital Wound and Hyperbaric Center has again been recognized with a national award for excellence in wound healing by Healogics, the nation’s leading wound care management company.

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LaSalle Co. real estate taxes due July 5

LA SALLE COUNTY - Real estate taxpayers of LaSalle County are reminded that the first installment of real estate taxes is due and payable on Friday, July 5.

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Education Briefs 6-12

College dean's lists announced

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Carl’s Quiz 6-12

“Resistance to Civil Government” (Civil Disobedience) is an essay written in 1849 by which American author?

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Births-June 12

Birth announcements for week of June 12.

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Mendota Education Foundation grants awarded

MENDOTA - The Mendota Education Foundation has announced their annual grant awards, which are presented to teachers at all Mendota schools.

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Equipment donated to YMCA’s Rock Steady Boxing

SPRING VALLEY - The Parkinson’s Support Group at St. Margaret’s Hospital has donated $1,000 worth of equipment to the Illinois Valley YMCA for their Rock Steady Boxing program.

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Lock 14 Kids Fishing Tournament rescheduled

LA SALLE - The Lock 14 Kids Free Fishing Tournament in LaSalle has been rescheduled due to flooding.

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Collaboration between Extension and IVCC benefits school programs and food pantry clients

OGLESBY - This spring, agriculture program coordinator and instructor Willard Mott requested assistance from the University of Illinois Extension’s Master Gardeners for an initiative started by his Ag Club members.

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Stage 212 schedules Children’s Theater auditions

LA SALLE - Stage 212 will hold auditions for the Children’s Theater production, “Dear Edwina, Jr.” on Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m.

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IVCC announces honor students, graduation

OGLESBY - For the spring 2019 semester, over 165 students were named to the Presidential Honors list at Illinois Valley Community College.

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Education Briefs 6-5

College dean's lists, graduation announced

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Carl’s Quiz 6-5

Before his big Hollywood break, Harrison Ford worked as a __________?

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NCI Works partners presenting at Business Services Forum

OTTAWA - Partners of NCI Works, Illinois Department of Employment Security and BEST, Inc., will host a Business Services Forum on Wednesday, May 15 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Reddick Public Library in Ottawa.

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OSF Saint Paul receives national recognition for performance leadership

MENDOTA - OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in outcomes reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation.

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Free Elks Clinic for children Feb. 7

PERU - Mendota Elks 1212 and Oglesby Elks 2360 lodges in cooperation with the Illinois Elks Children’s Care Corporation will sponsor a free children’s orthopedic assessment clinic on Thursday, Feb. 7.

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CHP celebrates renovation

MENDOTA – Community Health Partnership of Illinois (CHP) hosted an inaugural open house to celebrate the renovation of their Mendota Community Health Center on April 19.

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