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MENDOTA – Graves-Hume Public Library has revamped some of its spring programs for the youth.

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College recognized Thomas J. McCormack Scholars and other academic honorees at its annual Student Academic Awards Ceremony April 3. 

PERU – The highly anticipated Carus Summer Science Camp returns for its 22nd year, promising an engaging and educational experience for young minds.

OGLESBY – Jill Wohrley of Mendota is the winner of Illinois Valley Community College’s Connie Dzierzynski Skerston Memorial Award for Support Staff Distinguished Service.

BLOOMINGTON – The first week of April was cold, windy and wet but the start to planting season is still on the radar for Illinois farmers.

MENDOTA – Lake Kakusha became a little richer on Sunday, April 14.

MENDOTA – The Mendota City Council increased the number of video gaming licenses allowed in the city and approved several ordinances and requests at its April 15 regular meeting.

MENDOTA – Have you always wanted to add fresh herbs to your landscape, but were curious about their care and use?

MENDOTA--The City of Mendota and Mendota Area YMCA are sponsoring an event to offer food and fun for Mendota students on an early-out of school day on Wednesday, April 17. 

LaSALLE – “The incredible Hegeler Carus Mansion will rock with activity—drawing many thousands of visitors from the 9-million residents of metro-Chicagoland, and beyond.” So declared Laura Walker, the new executive director of the nonprofit group, founded in 1995, that oversees the stupendous seven-story, 58-room, 1870s Mansion in LaSalle that is home to a trove of American history.

OGLESBY – The Illinois Valley Community College Board on March 14 hired two veteran employees to fill new dean positions tasked with assessing and improving student performance and success.

MENDOTA – The American Red Cross held a blood drive on April 2 at the Mendota Moose Family Center.

PERU – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that construction on the Illinois 251 bridge crossing the Illinois River in Peru was to begin April 8, weather permitting.

MENDOTA – A few of Megan Kneebone’s family members have been extras in TV shows filmed in Chicago.

MENDOTA – Northbrook Middle School students gazed up at the sky to view the solar eclipse that passed over northern Illinois on April 8.

MENDOTA – Nick Arteaga had thought about an idea.

PERU – OSF HealthCare is thrilled to announce the opening of a new OSF Medical Group – Obstetrics & Gynecology office in the Illinois Valley.

MENDOTA – Michelle Christ became Starved Rock Wood Products’ chief financial officer in April 2022 to further her 15-year career in manufacturing.

MENDOTA – OSF HealthCare will host two community blood drives in January with ImpactLife.

PEORIA – Several area community representatives attended a press conference on Dec. 7 in Peoria announcing the designation and funding in regard to the Peoria to Chicago passenger rail project.

MENDOTA – A man was found deceased in the restroom at the Shell gas station in Mendota on Dec. 26.

MENDOTA – The annual Graves-Hume Public Library Christmas Program was a major hit as over 40 families attended and were able to create memories.

OGLESBY – A $15 million tax levy adopted by the Illinois Valley Community College’s Board of Trustees on Dec. 14 will result in a slight decrease in the tax rate.

SPRINGFIELD – As states continue to expand educational opportunities around the country, Illinois’ only school choice program has come to an end.

OTTAWA — Acclaimed singer/songwriter Dan Rodriguez is set to captivate the audience in Ottawa, as he takes center stage at Heritage Harbor's Red Dog Grill on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024.

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