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  • Bullying targeted in Illinois schools

    The issue of school bullying is being addressed by Illinois officials. A bill has been signed by Gov. Pat Quinn which will crack down on bullying in a ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Appellate Court rules in favor of IVCC

    OGLESBY — The Third District Appellate Court recently ruled in favor of Illinois Valley Community College concerning its ongoing litigation involving ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Concert for a Cause a huge success

    PERU — The Concert for a Cause at the Illinois Valley Regional Airport in Peru on July 13 benefitting Lostant Grade School (LGS) was a huge success ac ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Water floats to the top of Lostant agenda

    LOSTANT — There was water on the minds of the Lostant Village Board members at its July 16 meeting. Most of the items on the board agenda addressed va ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • TVFD June meeting minutes

    TONICA — The Tonica Volunteer Fire Department has been proving its firefighting prowess at water fights events throughout the area. The department rec ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:06 pm
  • TVFD responds to two emergency calls

    TONICA — The Tonica Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire call just before midnight on June 30. A basement fire in a residence at 404 S. First ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • On the street

    A gentleman fell asleep in his seat at an April game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. The television cameras found him and announcers ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • Meeting Calendar

    July 217 p.m., Tonica Village Board, Tonica Village Hall. ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • Illinois still reeling from Great Recession

    SPRINGFIELD — It’s been called the Great Recession, when speculation in the housing market by financial institutions resulted in an estimated $8 trill ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • Taking home the ribbon

    Claire Stillwell of the Bailey Creek Kids 4-H Club in Tonica holds her Rhode Island Red. Stillwell’s pullet took second place in its division at the L ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • Eileen Dilts

    TUCSON, Ariz. — Grace Eileen Dilts passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz.Eileen was b ...
    July 17, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Russell 'Coonie' Alleman Jr.

    TONICA — Russell “Coonie” Alleman Jr., 87, of Tonica died Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Unity Point Health at Methodist Hospital in Peoria.
    July 15, 2014 - 10:22 am
  • Duane Huss

    OCALA, Fla. — Duane D. Huss, 78, of Ocala, Fla., passed away peacefully at the Legacy House Hospice in Ocala, Fla., on Thursday, June 19, 2014, from t ...
    July 14, 2014 - 2:40 pm
  • Albert Cook

    MUSTANG, Okla. — Albert J. Cook of Mustang, Okla., died at Mercy Hospital on Tuesday July 8, 2014. H ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:00 am
  • Laverne 'Bud' Wiesbrock

    LOSTANT — Laverne J. “Bud” Wiesbrock, 91, of Lostant, passed away, Thursday, June 12, 2014, at his home.
    June 20, 2014 - 4:40 pm
  • Duane Rose

    HOOKSETT, N.H. — Duane H. Rose, 71, of Hooksett, N.H., died at home on Thursday, May 29, 2014.He was ...
    June 3, 2014 - 11:57 am
  • Esther Ploch

    PERU — Esther B. Ploch, 98, of rural Peru died Sunday, May 11, 2014, in Manor Court of Liberty Village, Peru.
    May 12, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • ICC releases spring president’s list

    EAST PEORIA — Illinois Central College recently recognized students for academic excellence for the spring 2014 semester. The president’s list honors ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • PCCC Lunch Menus

    July 21 — Beef stroganoff, spinach, orange, fruit juice, wheat bread and wheat roll. July 22 — Grill ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Class of '43 hosts reunion

    PERU – The Hopkins Township High School Class of 1943 held a class reunion commemorating its 71 years since graduation on June 28 at Mario's Maples in ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • On the road with the Tonica News

    Sharon Terrill Keutzer took a copy of the Tonica News with her to Talkeetna Lodge in Talkeetna, Alaska. Mount McKinley is visible to her left. Keutzer ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Alzheimer support group to meet

    PERU — The Alzheimer's Caring Friends support group for caregivers, family and friends meets at 6 p.m. July 22 at the Red Cross office, 1530 Fourth St ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Edgewood Ladies League

    MCNABB — The Edgewood Ladies League met for their weekly round of golf on July 8. Hostesses were Linda Supan and Susan Knapp. The play of the day was ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • School library will be open

    TONICA — The Tonica Grade School library will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. July 23 and 30. Students of Tonica Grade School may check out books for the sum ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Lostant Library has new books

    LOSTANT – The lazy days of summer are a perfect time to pick up a book at the Lostant Community Library. The library hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Free family concert in Hegeler Park

    LASALLE – At 11:30 a.m. July 19, contemporary, award-winning musician and singer, Amy Lowe will perform a free family concert at the Hegeler Park Pavi ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • U of I announces graduates

    CHAMPAIGN — Two Tonica students received bachelor’s degrees from the University of Illinois. Erin Salz received a Bachelor of Science in liberal arts ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Readin', writin' and CPR...

    On June 5 this year, Gov. Pat Quinn sent a law through that might have gone under the radar for most of us. I caught it, but it got shuffled to the ba ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • Sounds a little corny

    I was driving down Main Street the other day, and I did a double-take. The sweet corn person had set up shop again, and there were quite a few people ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: This is the second installment in an ongoing column by Barb Kromphardt. On Monday mor ...
    July 10, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • A letter back home ...

    Editor’s note: The following correspondence was received from former Tonica resident Neil Walgenbach.
    July 10, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    Since we are remembering the invasion of Europe, the American flag’s birthday, Fourth of July and Memorial Day in just a few weeks’ time, I thought I ...
    July 3, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • In this case ...

    The Supreme Court of the United States handed down a decision June 30 that will have repercussions for a long time to come. It’s a case that was guara ...
    July 14, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • The dog days of summer

    I’m sitting here with my dog, Harley, on our front steps and I tell him, “Tomorrow is gonna be big.” He looks up at me not even understanding a word, ...
    June 26, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • When I grow up, I want to be ...

    There are those who, from an early age, show exceptional God-given talent and skills or are driven by a strong inner desire to achieve great things wh ...
    June 26, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Taking my own pilgrimage

    I’ve been thinking a lot about pilgrimages lately, how we are all on them, whether we realize it or not.
    June 26, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Thailand’s salute: Our struggle is non-fiction

    After last month’s May 22 coup de etat in Thailand, protesters have recently adopted a unique hand gesture to unite them against the martial law led b ...
    June 19, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • 40 under Forty nominees needed

    OGLESBY — The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Illinois Valley Community College will host its fourth annual “40 Under Forty” event and i ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • Ag Summary

    Corn silking jumped to 62 percent last week, well ahead of the five-year average of 48 percent.Tempe ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • Dollars and sense

    Year after year, in bull and bear markets, investors make some all-too-common blunders. They have been written about, talked about and critiqued at so ...
    July 10, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • TCOC elects officers

    ROCK FALLS — Officers of the Tri-County Opportunities Council's Community Action Agency were elected at the council's annual meeting on June 24.
    July 10, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • St. Margaret’s awarded an 'A' in hospital safety study

    SPRING VALLEY — Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the latest Hospital Safety Score ...
    July 10, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Northern Illinois Agronomy Day is July 10

    HENRY — The Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center will be hosting its summer Agronomy Day on July 10 in Shabbona. Transportation will be provided ...
    July 3, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Agricultural summary July 4

    Soybeans emerged reached 95 percent last week. Warm conditions and scattered showers continued as precipitation ranged from less than one inch in the ...
    July 3, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • USDA celebrates Homeownership Month

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack kicked off National Homeownership Month by highlighting USDA’s record delivery of single-family h ...
    June 26, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • New ideas about food

    An interesting confluence of events could affect your pocketbook the next time you go shopping. Because of strong international demand for dairy produ ...
    June 26, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Extension marks 100 years

    NAPERVILLE – University of Illinois Extension celebrates a century of serving Illinois communities this month. To mark the official anniversary, past ...
    June 26, 2014 - 3:00 pm