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He built homes and businesses, created jobs and and re-shaped the Illinois Valley. He used many of the proceeds to inspire other entrepreneurs and help the less fortunate. Dick Janko has died at age 96.
What makes a community different than another community? Those shared common interests and the people within them.
An additional testing-only session and certification program for private pesticide applicators has been added for March 12 at the Bureau County University of Illinois Extension office.
La Salle firefighters controlled a residential house fire within an hour of arrival shortly after midnight Sunday on the 1300 block of Crosat Street.
Oglesby Knights of Columbus recently hosted a fish fry during Catholic School’s Week for Holy Family School.
Youth will get an opportunity to learn multi-medium art applications, planting tips, among other lessons while creating their own fairy garden planter.
Oglesby will get a freestanding coffee business, Bab’s Brews, to be located on the empty lot at Walnut Street and Columbia Avenue.
The Oglesby Knights of Columbus, 307 E. Florence St., will host a fish and shrimp fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23.
Oglesby American Legion, 410 Clark St., will host its monthly fish fry 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 1.
The St. John’s Lodge No. 13 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Peru held its 183rd annual installation of officers, during an open ceremony Jan. 18 at the Peru Masonic Center.
The Oglesby Elks Lodge donated $4,000 to the Illinois Valley Food Pantry in La Salle to help ease the burden of providing food for more than 650 families in the Illinois Valley.
Organizers are looking for pet vendors, obedience trainers, pets available for adoption, vets, boarding options and more for its inaugural Bark in the Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 25 at Lehigh Park in Oglesby.
Oglesby Holy Family School students recently participated in a penny wars collection, where each class brought in their spare change during Catholic Schools Week.
A semi caught fire within TDJ Group in Peru, causing black smoke to billow from the building and road closures within the area.
Illinois Valley Community College offers two classes this spring to help high school students prepare for the digital Scholastic Aptitude Test.