Hundreds participated Saturday in The Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser by taking a one-mile walk around downtown Ottawa. The event raised money for the Illinois Valley Public Action to Deliver Shelter.
The Polar Plunge in Mendota featured a number of teams Saturday taking cold dives into lake waters to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois. The fundraiser has generated $32,900 of its $35,000 goal thus far.
Princeton defeated Morrison 57-55 in the Class 2A Regional Final on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024 at Erie-Prophetstown High School. The Tigers will play Rockford Christian in the Sectional semifinal game on Tuesday in Mendota.
St. Bede defeated Serena 50-48 in the Class 1A Sectional on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 at Gardner-South Wilmington High School. The Lady Bruins will play Ida Crown (Skokie) in the Supersectional at Harvest Christian Academy in Elgin on Monday at 7p.m.
Crews install new signs, awnings, insulation and dry wall, among other updates, at the soon-to-reopen hospital Tuesday in Peru. OSF Healthcare is planning on re-opening the building on Sunday, April 7.
The Holy Cross eighth grade boys basketball team held a reception on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024 at Holy Cross School in Mendota. The team beat Pana Sacred Heart 41-33 to win the IESA Class 1A State championship.