Local News Archives for 2019-07

Grand Jury Schedule for LaSalle County

Grand Jury Schedule

                Date: July 30, 2019    

Time

Name (Last, First, M.I.)

Case #

Age

Address

Charge(s)

Bond

I/O/W

 
 

Weisleder, Jr., Thomas

2019-CF-

2019-TR-4113

56

1018 Clark St., Marseilles, IL 

DWR

O / NTA

 
 

Rodriguez, Henry

2019-CF-292

50

500 E. Church St., Unit 34, North Utica, IL 

Failure to Register as Sex Offender

O/10K

 
 

Horgan, Englund

2019-CF-278

24

266 Sunset Dr., Corning, NY

Poss. Of Cannabis w/Int. to Del., Unl. Poss. C/S

I/1

MIL

 
 

Ringenberg, Nathan

2019-CF-283

26

50 W 349 Main St., Elburn, IL 

Deceptive Practice

O/

NTA

 
 

Olson, Justin

2019-CF-294

34

307 Oak Park Estates, Granville, IL 

Harass. By Phone x2, Diss. Of Sexual Images

O/4K

 
 

York, Casandra

2019-CF-276

21

1103 Painter St., Streator, IL 

Theft, UUDC

O/

NTA

 
 

Cervantes, Michael

2019-CF-293

27

1403 Union St., Streator, IL 

Agg. Batt.

I/

100K

 
 

Farris, Demetrius

2019-CF-296

34

612 Wisconsin Ave., Streator, IL 

Dom. Batt.

I/7.5K

 
 

Philips, Garilynn

2019-CF-299

22

2 Ponsetti Dr., #2G, Spring Valley, IL 

Theft

I/20K

 
 

Maurer, Jeffrey 

2019-CF-

2019-TR-4114-5

43

527 Lafayette St., LaSalle, IL

DWR

O / NTA

 
 

Negray, Natalie

2019-CF-279

21

318 Raccuglia Dr., LaSalle, IL

Agg. Fleeing & Eluding

I/5K




 
 
 

Rodriguez, Francisco

2019-CF-282

50

501 Garfield Ave., LaSalle, IL

Harass. By Phone

O/20K

 
 

Owens, James

2019-CF-275

45

Homeless, Peru, IL 

Retail Theft

O/5K

 
 

Monroe, Stephanie

2019-CF-287

39

536 Bucklin St., LaSalle, IL 

Agg. DUI x2 

O/

NTA

 
 

Thompson, Alphonso

2019-CF-210

33

306 S. 2nd Ave., Streator, IL

Unl. Del. C/S x5

I/

1 MIL

 
 

Wicks, Antwan

2019-CF-224

21

713 S. Monroe St., Apt. 2, Streator, IL

Unl. Del. C/S

I/

1 MIL

 
 

Bronzell, Sabrina

2019-CF-271

30

101 E. South St., Apt. 8, Wenona, IL 

Unl. Del. C/S x3

I/250K

 
 

Francis, Christina

2019-CF-75

25

607 W. 3rd St., Streator, IL

Unl. Del. C/S

I/

1 MIL

 
 

Dorsey, Donald

2019-CF-265

42

747 3rd St., Upstairs Apt., LaSalle, IL

Unl. Del. C/S x2

I/

500K

 
 

Pastorik, Thore

2019-CF-297

31

250 N. 2879th Rd., Marseilles, IL 

Unl. Del. C/S

I/

1 MIL

 
 

Bennett, Adam

2019-CF-298

32

1922 Main St., Peru, IL 

Unl. Del. C/S

I/

1 MIL

 
 

Sulkey, William

2019-CF-284

49

407 Clay Sr., Ottawa, IL

Agg. Batt.

I/

10K

 
 

Schunke, Ryan

2019-CF-291

40

135 Prairie St., Ottawa, IL 

Dom. Batt. X2

O/

7.5K

 
 

Zellers, Bradley

2019-CF-289

29

724 Pearl St., Ottawa, IL 

Unl. Poss. C/S

O/

NTA

 
 

Skolek, Randal

2019-CF-290

29

2776 E .2625th Rd., Room 2023, Marseilles, IL 

Unl. Poss. C/S

O/

NTA

 
 

Lamb, Ryanne

2019-CF-288

32

1541 W. Main St., Ottawa, IL 

Unl. Poss. C/S

O/

NTA

 
 

Nagle, Jeremiah

2019-CF-295

38

3103 E. 13th Rd., Ottawa, IL 

DWR, Agg. DUI

I/150K

 
             

Fall semester classes for IVCC start Aug. 15

 Fall courses at Illinois Valley Community College's main campus and Ottawa Center begin Thursday, Aug. 15.

 

Main campus enrollment and walk-in counseling is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Ottawa Center hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

 

After Aug. 2, both locations will be open on Fridays with main campus enrollment and walk-in counseling from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Ottawa Center enrollment from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Ottawa Center hosts Express Registration from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 and Saturday registration from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 10.

 

Fall textbooks are on sale in the Bookstore and online with options to rent or purchase new or used textbooks.

 

For course information, visit www.ivcc.edu/searchforclasses or call (815) 224-0447.

4-H TECH WIZARDS/STEM CLUB PERFORMS "REAL WORLD" SCIENCE

During June and July, 2019, youth members from the University of Illinois Extension Marshall-Putnam 4-H Tech Wizards STEM club and the Saratoga Leadaways community club participated in the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center Illinois RiverWatch stream sampling activity. Illinois RiverWatch is a citizen scientist program that utilizes trained individuals to sample macro-invertebrates in order to determine the health and quality of a stream. 

 

The youth took samples from three local streams; Gimlet Creek on the Costley property in Sparland, Illinois and Sandy Creek and Shaw Creek on the Lindstrom property in Hopewell Township, Marshall County. The youth used specialized nets and techniques to collect macro-invertebrates as small as 500 microns (0.02 inches) in length. Along with collecting specimens, the youth measured water discharge and performed a habit survey at all three sites. The specimens were then put under microscopes and sorted, classified and recorded. These results were then used to calculate the health and quality of the stream based on the quantity of species identified as well as the quantity of individuals within each species. The samples and results will be sent to the NGRREC headquarters where they will be checked, confirmed, cataloged and reported. This information is then made publicly available at http://www.NGRREC.org/Riverwatch/

 

Unofficial results indicate that all three streams showed a fair or better stream quality, and a fun and educational time was had by all.


 

Marshall-Putnam 4-H Tech Wizards is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) based, after-school mentoring program implemented in the Henry-Senachwine Consolidated Unit District.

 

For more information, call University of Illinois Extension – Marshall-Putnam Office at 309-364-2356. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry, and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus.

 

The Mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. Visit our website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/blmp/

 

Don't miss out on these two upcoming great trips

Join us for an information program about these trips at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 15th at the old Farm Bureau Building (535 Elm Place, Princeton, IL 61356).  

 

An American Country Christmas

Nashville Area, November 19-23, 2019

 

Enjoy great entertainment, seasonal decorations, a variety of activities and dining, all highlighted with a stay at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel at Christmas! 

 

Alaska Inland Adventure

(10 Day Land) August 29 - September 7, 2020

 

This trip will feature Anchorage, Seward, Homer, Denali National Park, Wasilla, Kenai Fjords & Peninsula. This tour is designed for the visitor that has never been to Alaska or is returning to Alaska to see “up close and personal” the true Alaska people, culture, way of life including exclusive agriculture visits.  A cruise option at the end of the trip will be available to those who would like to add on.

 

Come check out what these trips have to offer!  To register to attend this informational meeting or for more information about the trips contact the Farm Bureau office at 815-875-6468.

 

Third Annual Master Showmanship Contest Held

What a great turnout for our 3rd Annual Master Showmanship Contest on Friday, July 19th at the Bureau County 4-H Fair.  The Master Showmanship Contest tests individual’s skills and knowledge of showing beef, swine and sheep. Contestants were judged on their visual showmanship skills and were also asked questions about each of the species. The Master Showmanship Contest is hosted by the Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation and the U of I Extension.

    

Recognition was given to the top showman of each of the three species and a Champion and Reserve Champion master showman of all three combined species was awarded the top honors. Congratulations and best wishes to Jessica Carlson, this year’s Bureau County Master Showman!  

 

Along with the title, Jessica was awarded a $100 scholarship from the Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation and has the opportunity to go on to represent Bureau County in the Illinois State Fair Master Showmanship Contest that will take place Friday, August 9th.

 

The runner-up was Cheyenne DePatis. Cheyenne received a $50 scholarship from the Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation and can represent Bureau County at the State Fair if Jessica is unable to do so. 

 

This event would not have been successful without the help of the livestock community.  Thank you to the judge, Justin Hardin, for donating his time, the owners of the livestock for allowing the use of their animals and the showmen for your patience and willingness to try new things! 

 

Pie at the Steeple in Historic Bishop Hill

On Saturday August 17, the Bishop Hill Heritage Association will be having a fundraiser during the Plein Air Paint Out and Hummingbird Festival. From 11 a.m. until it is gone, please stop by for a scoop of ice cream, a slice of freshly made pie, and a drink for just $6 at the Pie at the Steeple, located on the front porch of the Steeple Building Museum.  The ice cream and pies have been donated by the Bishop Hill Bakery and Eatery. Proceeds from this fundraiser support BHHA activities. The Steeple Building Museum is located at 103 North Bishop Hill Street in Bishop Hill, IL.  Please call 309 927-3899 or email bhha@mymctc.net for more details about this fundraiser.

 

University of Illinois Master Gardener Program in Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam Counties Accepting Online Applicants

For the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener program, the last four decades can be measured by the millions of volunteer hours given to help bring horticultural help to communities across the state. 

 

This year marks the 44th anniversary of the Illinois Master Gardener program. With over 3,000 members today, Illinois Master Gardeners have given more than 2,309,348 volunteer hours - a value of over $46 million, to the state. 

 

Today, Master Gardener volunteers, who come from farms, small towns, suburbs, and cities, offer numerous educational opportunities related to gardening in nearly every county in the state. 

 

The mission of the Illinois Master Gardener program is “Helping Others Learn to Grow.” After 60 hours of training in topics such as vegetable and flower gardening, insect problems and plant diseases, the volunteers participate in programs throughout their communities. Some of those opportunities may include speaking at garden clubs, civic groups, or schools; answering calls or emails at help desks; establishing demonstration gardens that serve as educational tools; and educating citizens on how to establish community gardens. 

 

You don’t have to be a gardening expert to become a Master Gardener. All you need is an interest in gardening, some time to volunteer in the community, and a desire to share your knowledge with others. The program is more about connections; connecting people with other gardeners, with their community, and with reliable resources for information. Once connections are forged, it’s time to get sowing and growing in our many meaningful community projects.

 

The University of Illinois Extension in Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam counties is now accepting applications to participate in the Online Master Gardener Training Program. This online program allows volunteers to complete the training who may have never been able to in the past due to schedule or time conflicts. This online, self-guided course for Illinois residents can be completed any time of day or night. Set aside about 4 hours per week for videos, reading the manual and completing quizzes, and the training will be completed in 14 weeks. 

The 2019 summer Master Gardener Online Training includes 13 modules - an introduction and 12 subject-areas. Module topics include: Botany; Soils and Fertilizers; Plant Diseases; Entomology; Integrated Pest Management; Annuals and Perennials; Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines; Lawns; Small and Tree Fruits; Vegetables; Composting/Organic Gardening; and Living with Wildlife.

 

Each module consists of several videos and an online quiz; therefore, a strong internet connection is highly recommended. Please note this training is not being offered in local Extension offices, but must be completed through use of a personal computer or other computer access. The registration cost for the program is $300, which includes the Master Gardener manual.

 

Registration for the fall 2019 class will be open from August 12th through September 9th, 2019 and the class will start on September 23rd, 2019. You may contact the Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Extension Unit for more information or to obtain an application form at the following: 

 

Meg E. Overocker, Extension Program Coordinator                                                                           University of Illinois Extension - LaSalle County Office  

1689 North 31st Road, Suite 2                                                                                                            Ottawa, IL 61350

815.433.0707

meo@illinois.edu

 

Following completion of the training, Master Gardener interns will work with Extension staff and local Master Gardeners in the Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, and Putnam Unit area to complete required volunteer time through approved community service projects.

 

Go to https://master-gardener.extension.illinois.edu/mgot to read more about the program.  

If you need a reasonable accommodation, please indicate when registering. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs. For more information call University of Illinois Extension –LaSalle County at 815-433-0707. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus.

 

The Mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. Visit our website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/blmp/

 

Bureau County 4-Her experiences Google Headquarters

Every June, Google celebrates GoogleServe—a month-long campaign to empower Googlers to volunteer in their communities. This year, Google chose Illinois 4-H as their GoogleServe Partner, and offered 50 youth the chance to learn from the pros.

 

Participants were led by a team of Googlers through both online, and offline Computer Science activities at Google Chicago Headquarters on Wednesday, June 12th.  Activities included CS First’s Create Your Own Google Logo in Scratch, Color Your World using graph theory and computer science, and a presentation on how to stay involved with Google and the opportunities available to IL 4-H youth.  

 

Of the fifty 4-H participants, Bureau County 4-H member Aiden Robinson, of Clarion Comets 4-H Club, was able to claim a spot at the event.  

 

Aiden said, “ I really liked the coding. I really liked seeing all of the places that they can sit to work and all of the places that they could take breaks”.

 

His mother, Tara Robinson added, “What a great experience! Aiden’s interest in coding has increased so much! Without 4-H we would have never been able to have this once in a lifetime experience!”

 

The Mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. Visit our website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/blmp/

 

If you have questions or need more information please call University of Illinois Extension, Bureau-LaSalle-Marshall-Putnam Unit at (815)875-2878. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus. 

 

Irish Dance and Ceili Dance Workshop Before Final Levitt AMP Music Series Concert

 Join Tréa Champagne, TCRG, of the Champagne Academy of Irish Dance, for an Irish Dance Basics and Ceili Dance Workshop Sunday, August 4th from 4:15PM to 6:00PM at The Swamp, 336 Front Street, Galva, Illinois. The workshop is open to ages 5 and up. No prior experience is necessary.

 

Suggested donation is $10 per person or $25 for a family. After the workshop head to Wiley Park to dance with Connla, one of Ireland’s top bands who will be performing a free concert as part of the Levitt AMP Galva Music Series.

 

To register please visit Eventbrite.

 

For more information please email IowaIrishDance@gmail.com.

 

To learn more about Champagne Academy of Irish Dance visit: sites.google.com/site/champagneirishdance

To learn more about Connla please visit: connlamusic.com

SENATE WEEK IN REVIEW: July 22-26, 2019

Millions of Illinoisans impacted by the 2017 Equifax breach could soon be in line for a cash payment, as the credit monitoring company announced during the week a federal lawsuit settlement that includes restitution for consumers impacted by the breach.

In other news, farmers are still facing the effects of the cold, wet spring as crops continue to remain significantly behind schedule.

 

And the Illinois State Fairgrounds is prepping for the 2019 Illinois State Fair, which kicks off Aug. 8.

 

Those impacted by Equifax breach to receive restitution

 

The 147 million consumers in the United States and the 5.4 million Illinoisans who were impacted by the 2017 Equifax breach could be in line for a cash payment.  The credit monitoring company is settling a federal lawsuit, which is expected to be approved by a federal judge.

 

Equifax has created a website for consumers to check and see if they qualify for any benefits, which can include a $125 payment or free credit monitoring, or even up to $20,000, depending on how much time someone took to address identity theft.

 

The benefits will not be distributed or available until the settlement is officially approved by the court.  Equifax announced July 22 that the company will pay $425 million in restitution, including more than $7.3 million for Illinoisans.

 

Illinois crops still lagging behind

 

After a late start due to a cold, wet spring, Illinois farmers are facing crops that remain significantly behind schedule.  According to the United States Department of Agriculture, as of July 21, only 36 percent of Illinois corn has reached the silking stage, which is the first step in the process of producing corn kernels.  This compares to 96 percent at the same point in 2018, and 84 percent for the four-year average.

 

Soybeans aren’t faring much better, with only 30 percent of the soybeans blooming.  At the same time in 2018, 87 percent of soybeans were blooming, and the five-year average is 72 percent.

 

The overall crop quality has taken a hit, as well.  On July 21, 2018, 82 percent of the corn crop was rated as good or excellent, with 78 percent of soybeans receiving the same rating.  At the same time this year, however, only 43 percent of corn and 45 percent of soybeans received the good or excellent rating.

 

Farmers who grow winter wheat haven’t fallen as far behind though.  The state wheat crop currently stands at 94 percent harvested, just slightly behind the five-year average of 97 percent.

 

Illinois State Fair runs Aug. 8-18

 

The 2019 Illinois State Fair gets under way Aug. 8 in Springfield.  The 11-day event brings hundreds of thousands of people through its gates in celebration of agriculture, the state’s number one employer and driver of the state’s economy.

 

This year’s Fair will feature livestock shows, harness racing, carnival rides, a wide variety of live music and entertainers, and dozens of food and product vendors from across the state.

The Illinois State Fair runs Aug. 8-18.  Admission is $10 for adults on Fridays and Saturdays, and $5 all other days; $3 for senior citizens (60+); and free for kids (0-12).  Fairgoers looking to get the most bang for their buck on carnival rides have until July 31 to purchase a $70 mega pass, which is good for unlimited rides all 11 days of the Fair.

 

For daily schedules and lists of vendors, competitions, attractions, and the Grandstand lineup, check out the Illinois State Fair website.

IVCC Info Session Aug. 6 at the Princeton Public Library

Gracelyn Quesse, student recruitment specialist at IVCC will present an Info Session for future adult students who want to learn more about becoming a student at IVCC. The Aug. 6 session will be held at 5:00 p.m. and is intended to help students complete the enrollment process so they can start classes quickly. Regardless of whether or not they have attended IVCC or another college or university in the past, these sessions are an opportunity for individuals to inquire about how IVCC can fit in their career or educational journey today.

 

Route 6 named after veteran Galetti brothers of Seatonville

More than 200 people were in attendance for a road naming ceremony in honor of the eight Galetti brothers of Seatonville who all served in the U.S. military. State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) and State Representative Lance Yednock (D-Ottawa) hosted the event Thursday, July 25 at the Seatonville Fire Department to officially name a section of Route 6 as the “Galetti Brothers Memorial Highway.”

 

“It is an honor to the Galetti brothers and family who sacrificed so much for our nation,” said Rep. Yednock. “Renaming parts of Route 6 is just one way we can express our gratitude for their service.”

 

“It was so great to see so many people from the community come and support this great family,” said Sen. Rezin. “It is my hope by naming this stretch of Route 6 in their honor that motorists remember their service each time they drive by. We can never properly thank them but we can at least ensure that their incredible story lives on forever.”

 

Rep. Yednock and Sen. Rezin sponsored House Joint Resolution 61, which names Route 6 from Hollowayville to Ladd Junction going through Seatonville as the “Galetti Brothers Memorial Highway.”

 

The eight brothers (Michael, Joseph, John, Lawrence, George, James, Jess, and Dennis) all served in the military for a total span of 28 years from 1941 to 1969.

 

The ceremony included remarks from not only the two legislators but also Linda Chapa LaVia, Acting Director of Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs and several members of the Galetti family.

Bureau County 4-H Livestock Special Awards

Market Beef

Grand Champion (sponsor is Diller-Rod)

Carly Wiggim of Manlius Boys & Girls 4-H Club

 

Reserve Grand Champion (sponsor is Heartland Bank & Trust Company)

Zack Donovan of Walnut Winners 4-H Club

 

Champion Shorthorn (sponsor is Michael Dittmer Wood Floors, Inc.)

Hannah Weeks of Clarion Comets 4-H Club

 

Champion Angus (sponsor is Steak City Feedlot)

Josh Martin of Clarion Comets 4-H Club

 

Champion Crossbred (sponsor is Stone Group, Kevin Pinter)

Zack Donovan of Walnut Winners 4-H Club

 

Champion Hereford (sponsor is Steak City Feedlot)

Carly Wiggim of Manlius Boy & Girls 4-H Club

 

Beef 

Senior Beef Showmanship (sponsor is Steak City Feedlot)

Aubrey Vogel of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club

 

Intermediate Beef Showmanship (sponsor is In Memory of Bob Talbot)

Bella Fischer of Clarion Comets 4-H Club

 

Junior Beef Showmanship (sponsor is In Memory of Bob Talbot)

Jon Martin of Clarion Comets 4-H Club

 

Reserve Senior Beef Showmanship (15-18) (sponsor is Todd & Joann Wright)

Jason Martin of Clarion Comets 4-H Club

 

Reserve Intermediate Beef Showmanship (11-14) (sponsor is A & M Products)

Josh Martin of Clarion Comets 4-H Club 

 

Reserve Junior Beef Showmanship (8-10) (sponsor is Grandma Rosie’s Sweet Treats)

Braden Fischer of Clarion Comets 4-H Club

 

Cattleman Awards—All sponsored by Bureau County Cattlemen’s Association 

1st Place 4-H Rate of Gain Beef- Lexi Ryan of Walnut Winners 4-H Club

2nd Place 4-H Rate of Gain Beef- Braden Fischer of Clarion Comets 4-H Club

3rd Place 4-H Rate of Gain Beef- Zack Donovan of Walnut Winners 4-H Club

4th Place 4-H Rate of Gain Beef- Carly Wiggim of Manlius Boys & Girls 4-H Club

5th Place 4-H  Rate of Gain Beef- Jason Martin of Clarion Comets 4-H Club

 

Breeding Beef 

Champion Commercial Beef Female (sponsor is Walnut Auction Sales)

Reese Reviglio of Dover Berlin 4-H Club

 

Grand Champion Heifer Female Overall (sponsor is Wyanet Locker)

Ashley Nordstrom of Manlius Boys & Girls 4-H Club

 

Champion Breeding Beef Shorthorn (sponsor is In Memory of Lester Peach)

Hannah Weeks of Clarion Comets 4-H Club

 

Champion Breeding Beef Simmental Heifer (sponsor is Carlson Simmentals)

Jessica Carlson of Dover Berlin 4-H Club

 

Grand Champion Heifer

Jessica Carlson of Dover Berlin 4-H Club

 

Reserve Champion Heifer

Aubrey Vogel of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club

 

Horse and Pony 

Grand Champion Mare (sponsor is Heartland Trust & Bank Company)

JenaLee Ohda of Walnut Winners 4-H Club

 

Reserve Grand Champion Mare (sponsor is Sisler’s Dairy)

Payton Frueh of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club

 

Grand Champion Gelding (sponsor is Rock River Lumber & Grain Company)

Payton Frueh of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club

 

Reserve Grand Champion Gelding (sponsor is First State Bank of Van Orin)

Adelynn Thomas of LaSalle

 

Jr. High Point Performance (sponsor is Strader Farms)

Payton Frueh of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club

 

Int High Point Performance (sponsor is Todd & Joann Wright)

JenaLee Ohda of Walnut Winners 4-H Club 

 

Sr. High Point Performance (sponsor is Michael Dittmer Wood Floors, Inc.)

Dusty Kolb of Zearing 4-H Club

 

Jr. High Point Games (sponsor is First State Bank of Van Orin)

Quincy Hochstatter of Manlius Boys & Girls 4-H Club

 

Intermediate High Point Games (sponsor is R.C. Ohda Farm Equipment)

Natasha Faber of Dover Berlin 4-H Club

Sr. High Point Games (sponsor is Todd & Joann Wright)

Dusty Kolb of Zearing 4-H Club

 

Jr. Showmanship (sponsor is Kendra & David Ross)

Payton Frueh of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club

 

Intermediate Showmanship (sponsor is St. Margaret’s Health)

JenaLee Ohda of Walnut Winners 4-H Club 

 

Senior Horsemanship (sponsor is Glen Wright Farms)

JenaLee Ohda of Walnut Winners 4-H Club

 

Intermediate Horsemanship (sponsor is Todd & Joann Wright)

Sierra Spohn of Ohio Windmillers 4-H Club

 

Junior Horsemanship (sponsor is Citizen’s First State Bank of Walnut)

Payton Frueh of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club

 

Goats

Champion Female Goat (sponsor is Glen Wright Farms)

Morgan Mahnesmith of Manlius Boys & Girls 4-H Club

 

Champion Dairy Goat (sponsor is Glen Write Farms)

Cody Galassi of Manlius Boys & Girls 4-H Club

 

Sheep

Grand Champion Market Lamb (sponsor is Seatonville Elevator)

Samuel Wright of Manlius Boys & Girls 4-H Club

 

Grand Champion Ram (sponsor is Stone Group)

Emily Wright of Manlius Boys & Girls 4-H Club

 

Grand Champion Ewe (sponsor is Heartland Bank & Trust Company)

Cody Galassi of Manlius Boys & Girls 4-H Club

 

Intermediate Sheep Showmanship (sponsor is Wyanet Carpet)

Emily Wright of Manlius Boys and Girls 4-H Club

Junior Sheep Showmanship (sponsor is Jeppson’s Hamps)

Cody Galassi of Manlius Boys & Girls 4-H Club

 

Swine

Grand Champion Barrow (sponsor is Janet Walters in memory of Verden Broers)

Elizabeth Orwig of Bureau County Open Door 4-H club

 

Reserve Grand Champion Barrow (sponsor is Norm & Sue VonHolten)

Brady Peach of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club

Champion Purebred Gilt (sponsor is Michlig Grain)

Payton Frueh of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club

 

Reserve Champion Purebred Gilt (sponsor is Kat Conner)

Zack Wiggim of Manlius Boys & Girls 4-H Club

 

Champion Commercial Gilt (sponsor is Glen Wright Farms)

Elizabeth Orwig of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club

 

Reserve Champion Commercial Gilt (sponsor is Kat Conner)

Carly Wiggim of Manlius Boys & Girls 4-H Club

 

Grand Champion Pen of Market Swine (sponsor is First State Bank of Van Orin)

Elizabeth Orwig of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club

 

Reserve Grand Champion Pen (sponsor is Kasbeer Farmers Elevator)

Reid Orwig of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club

 

Senior Swine Showmanship (sponsor is Glen Wright Farms)

Elizabeth Orwig of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club

 

Intermediate Swine Showmanship (sponsor is Compeer Financial of Princeton)

Carly Wiggim of Manlius Boys & Girls 4-H Club

 

Junior Swine Showmanship (sponsor is DeKalb Feeds – Doug Doran)

Payton Frueh of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club

 

Poultry

Grand Champion Standard (sponsor is Princeton Redi-Crete)

Hannah Williams of Western Winning Wonders 4-H Club

 

Grand Champion Waterfowl (sponsor Glen Wright Farms)

Brady Peach of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club

 

Grand Champion Pigeon (sponsor is Princeton Redi-Crete)

Hannah Williams of Western Winning Wonders 4-H Club

 

Grand Champion Bantam (sponsor is Kuhnert’s Feathered Acres)

Hannah Williams of Western Winning Wonders 4-H Club

 

Rabbits

Best of Show (sponsor is Bureau County Farm Bureau)

Addison Wessel of Manlius Boys and Girls 4-H Club

 

Champion Mixed Breed Rabbit (sponsor is Glen Wright Farms)

Serenity Stone of Zearing 4-H Club

 

Champion Fancy Rabbit (sponsor is Graphic Electronics)

Addison Wessel of Manlius Boys and Girls 4-H Club

 

Champion Commercial Rabbit (sponsor is the Delaney Family)

Hannah Williams of Western Winning Wonders 4-H Club

 

Best Pen of Rabbits (sponsor is Glen Wright Farms)

Jayde Lewis of Liberty 4-H Club

 

Junior Rabbit Showmanship (sponsor is Princeton Redi-Crete)

Lewis Dubberstine of Dover Berlin 4-H Club

 

Intermediate Rabbit Showmanship (sponsor is Graphic Electronics)

Jayde Lewis of Liberty 4-H Club

 

Senior Rabbit Showmanship (sponsor is St. Margaret’s Health)

Serenity Stone of Zearing 4-H Club

 

Dog Obedience

Beginner Novice I (sponsor is Bureau Valley Veterinary Service)

Jayde Lewis of Liberty 4-H Club

 

Beginner Novice II (sponsor is Grandma Rosie’s Sweet Treats)

JenaLee Ohda of Walnut Winners 4-H Club

 

Senior Handler (sponsor is Animal Care Clinic of Princeton)

Haven Pierson of Western Winning Wonders 4-H Club

 

Junior Handler (sponsor is First State Bank of Van Orin)

Jenalee Ohda of Walnut Winners 4-H Club

 

Dog Show

Grand Champion

Payton Frueh of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club

 

Reserve Grand Champion

Dusty Kolb of Zearing 4-H Club

 

Cat Show

Short Hair

Grand Champion

Matthew Kolb of Zearing 4-H Club

 

Reserve Grand Champion

JenaLee Ohda of Walnut Winners 4-H Club

 

Bureau County 4-H General Projects Awards 

 

Crops

Best Soybean Exhibit (sponsor is Steak City Feedlot)

Cadience Bickett of Dover Berlin 4-H Club

 

Best Corn Exhibit (sponsor is Corteva)

Ella Thacker of Manlius Boys & Girls 4-H Club

 

Electricity

Best Electricity Exhibit (sponsor is Elmore Electric)

Tyler Michlig of Manlius Boys & Girls 4-H Club

 

Woodworking

Best Woodworking Exhibit (sponsor is Someone’s In the Kitchen)

Ryley Aukes of Manlius Boys & Girls 4-H Club

Vegetables

Best Junior Vegetable Display (sponsor is Glen Wright Farms)

Cadience Bickett of Dover Berlin 4-H Club

 

Flowers

Best Over-All Floriculture Award (sponsor is Francis and Sandra Morse)

Cadience Bickett of Dover-Berlin 4-H Club

 

Flower Gardening

Best of Show Floriculture A (sponsor is Michael Dittmer Wood Floors, Inc.)

Jessica Carlson of Dover-Berlin 4-H Club

 

Best of Show Floriculture B (sponsor is In Memory of Richard Walker)

Olivia Colmone of Western Winning Wonders 4-H Club

 

Best Floriculture C (sponsor is In Memory of Richard Walker)

Natalie Edlefson of Manlius Boys and Girls 4-H Club

 

Best Floriculture D (sponsor is Flowers by Julia)

Jessica Carlson of Dover- Berlin 4-H Club

 

Aerospace

Best Overall Aerospace Exhibit (sponsor is Albrecht Well Drilling)

Anastasia Sondgeroth of Zearing 4-H Club

 

Clothing

Best Junior Clothing Model (ages 8-10) (sponsor is Ralph Rod Family in Memory of Pat Rod)

Natalie Edlefson of Manlius Boys & Girls 4-H Club

 

Best Intermediate Clothing Model (ages 11-13) (sponsor is Bureau County Home & Community Education Association)

Katrina Wahl of Walnut Winners 4-H Club

 

Best Senior Clothing Model (ages 14 & older) (sponsor is Bureau County Home & Community Education Association)

Haven Pierson of Western Winning Wonders 4-H Club

 

Sewing I Best Overall Sewing Your Clothes (sponsor is Lon & Jane Merkley)

Karlie Schultz of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club

 

Sewing I Construction (sponsor is Northwest Selby H.C.E. and Bureau County H.C.E.)

Natalie Edlefson of Manlius Boys & Girls 4-H Club

 

Sewing I- Best Overall Non-Clothing Constructed Article (sponsor is Bureau County Home & Community Education Association)

Natasha Faber of Dover Berlin 4-H Club

 

Sewing II Best Overall Sewing (sponsor is Bureau County H.C.E.)

Josie Edlefson of Manlius Boys & Girls 4-H Club

 

Sewing II Construction (sponsor is Ralph Rod Family in Memory of Pat Rod and HCE)

Haven Pierson of Western Winning Wonders 4-H Club

 

Sewing II- Best Overall Non-Clothing Constructed Article (sponsor is Ralph Rod in Memory of Pat Rod)

Ryley Aukes of Manlius Boys & Girls 4-H Club

 

Best Overall Shopping in Style Levels 1-6 (sponsor is Bureau County H.C.E.)

Natalie Edlefson of Manlius Boys & Girls 4-H Club

 

Sewing III- Best Overall Sewing (sponsor is Bureau County H.C.E.)

Olivia Colmone of Western Winning Wonders 4-H Club 


 

Visual Arts

Best of Show Chalk and Pigment (sponsor is Kat Conner)

Jessica Carlson of Dover Berlin 4-H Club

 

Best of Show Clay (sponsor is Iner & Marge Anderson)

Aubrey Vogel of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club

 

Best of Show Paper (sponsor is The Forth Family)

Emma Nicoli of Zearing 4-H Club

 

Best of Show Glass & Plastic (sponsor is Todd & Joann Wright)

Haven Pierson of Fine Arts and Science Team 4-H Club

 

Best of Show Heritage Arts (sponsor is Bureau County H.C.E.)

Natasha Faber of Dover Berlin 4-H Club

 

Best of Show Fiber (sponsor is Graphic Electronics)

Emma Nicoli of Zearing 4-H Club

 

Interior Design

Best Design Decisions (sponsor is Ann & Judd Lusher)

Addison Wessel of Manlius Boys & Girls 4-H Club

 

Photography

Best of Show – Photography I (sponsor is Glen Wright Farms)

Josie Edlefson of Manlius Boys & Girls 4-H Club

 

Best of Show – Photography II (sponsor is Dan Legner)

Alaina Wasilewski of Manlius Boys & Girls 4-H Club

 

Best of Show – Photography III (sponsor is Bureau County Republican)

Jessica Carlson of Dover- Berlin 4-H Club

 

Best of Show- Editing (sponsor is Kat Conner)

Kelsea Klingenberg of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club

 

Public Speaking

Bureau County Association of Home & Community Education- Speech

Haven Pierson of Western Winning Wonders 4-H Club

 

Pork Producers Award – Any Class (sponsored by Norm & Sue VonHolten)

Haven Pierson of Western Winning Wonders 4-H Club

 

Cattlemen’s Award- Any Class (sponsored by Norm & Sue VonHolten)

Haven Pierson of Western Winning Wonders 4-H Club

 

Bureau County 4-H Federation- Oral Interpretation or Original Works Presentation

Haven Pierson and Delaney Mallery both of Western Winning Wonders 4-H Club

 

Bureau County Farm Bureau – Farm Bureau Speech Award

Delaney Mallery of Western Winning Wonders 4-H Club

 

Foods

Best Beginning Food Decorating (sponsor is Burearu County H.C.E.)

Taylor Wamhoff of Van Allen 4-H Club

 

Best Intermediate Food Decorating (sponsor is Bureau County H.C.E.)

Addison Wessel of Manlius Boys & Girls 4-H Club

 

Best Advanced Food Decorating (sponsor is Bureau County H.C.E.)

Dusty Kolb of Zearing 4-H Club

 

Best Innovative Cookies (sponsor is Marilyn Burkman)

Aubrey Vogel of Bureau County Open Door 4-H Club

 

Animal Science

Best Animal Science Exhibit (sponsor is Steak City Feedlot)

Haven Pierson of Western Winning Wonders 4-H Club

 

Treasures From Trash

Best Treasures from Trash Exhibit (sponsor is The Delaney Family)

Anastasia Sondgeroth of Zearing 4-H Club


 

Passport to the World

Best Passport to the World Exhibit (sponsor is Grandma Rosie’s Sweet Treats)

Nataleigh Wamhoff of Van Allen 4-H Club

 

Natural Resources

Best Natural Resources Exhibit (sponsor is Agri-Energy Resources)

Leah Stamberger of Clarion Comets 4-H Club

 

Do Your Own Thing

Best Do Your Own Thing Exhibit (sponsor is Glen Wright Farms)

Isabella Sondgeroth of Zearing 4-H Club

 

Computer

Best Computer Exhibit (sponsor is Grieff Auto Tech)

Jayden Tiemann of Fine Arts and Science Team 4-H Club

 

Forestry

Best Forestry Exhibit (sponsor is Bryant Nurseries)

John Luke Carter of Fine Arts and Science Team 4-H Club

 

Bicycle

Best Overall Bicycle (sponsor is Bike Works)

Alex Holt of Fine Arts and Science Team 4-H Club

 

Entomology

Best Entomology Exhibit (sponsor is Bureau County Farm Bureau)

Jana Felton of Van Allen 4-H Club

 

Welding

Best Welding Exhibit (sponsor is Princeton Redi-Crete)

Anthony Carr of Dover Berlin 4-H Club

 

Club Display

Neatest

Clarion Comets

 

Most Original

Western Winning Wonders

 

Most Eye Appeal

Open Door

 

Overall Best

Zearing 

 

2019 Bureau County State Delegates and Alternates

The 2019 Bureau County 4-H Fair was held July 18-20 at the Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton.  This culminating event allows 4-H members to showcase their skills in over 200 hundred different project areas.

 

The 4-H Fair is made possible through the hard work of dedicated leaders, volunteers, project superintendents, and judges.  University of Illinois Extension staff extends a thank you to these individuals. 

 

Bureau County Open Door

Delegates:

Kelsea Klingenberg, Interior Design, Crops: Soybeans

Jadeyn Klingenberg, Interior Design

Rachel Newberry, Photography 2

Brady Peach, Visual Arts: Wood

Karlie Schultz, Clothing & Textiles: Sewing: Clothing 1

Aubrey Vogel, Visual Arts: Chalk/Carbon/Pigment, Foods/Nutrition: Foods 201 Scones

 

Alternates:

Kelsea Klingenberg, Photo Editing

Alexandra Powelson, Photography 3

 

Clarion Comets

 

Delegates:
Leah Stamberger, Natural Resources

 

Alternates:

Thomas Molln, Visual Arts: Glass/Plastic

 

DePue Little Giants

 

Delegates:
Jyzel Garcia, Health
Jasmyn Martin, Health

 

Dover-Berlin

 

Delegates:

Cadience Bickett, Visual Arts: Metal, Foods/Nutrition: Foods 101 Coffeecake, Crops: Soybeans

Jessica Carlson, Horticulture: Floriculture, Photography 3

Riley Rauh, Visual Arts: Heritage Arts

 

Alternates:

Natasha Faber, Visual Arts: Heritage Arts

Jessica Carlson, Intercultural: Passport to the World, Visual Arts: Paper, Visual Arts: Scrapbooking

Addison Carr, Visual Arts: Clay, Photography 1

 

Fine Arts and Science Team

 

Delegates:
John Luke Carter, Intercultural: Passport to the World, Forestry

Olivia Colmone, Horticulture: Floriculture

Eyan Tiemann, College & Career Readiness: Ready4Life Challenge, Consumer Education

Jayden Tiemann, Visual Arts: Computer Generated Art

 

Alternates:

Jayden Tiemann, Computer Science

 

Liberty

 

Delegates:

Katy Beaber, Visual Arts: Scrapbooking, Foods/Nutrition: Foods 401 Sponge Cake

Jayde Lewis, Visual Arts: Metal, Animal Science: Horse, Health

 

Alternates:

Chloe Hicks, Health

 

Manlius Boys and Girls

 

Delegates:

Reese Aukes, Woodworking

Ryley Aukes, Woodworking

Natalie Edlefson, Horticulture: Floriculture, Clothing & Textiles: Shopping in Style

Josie Edlefson, Photography 1

Tyler Michlig, Foods/Nutrition: Foods 101 Cookies, Electricity

Ella Thacker, Visual Arts: Food Decorating Beginner, Veterinary Science, Crops: Corn

Alaina Wasilewski, Visual Arts: Nature, Photography 2

Addison Wessel, Interior Design

 

Alternates:

Ryley Aukes, Clothing & Textiles: Sewing: Clothing 2

Natalie Edlfeson, Clothing & Textiles: Sewing: Clothing 1

Josie Edlefson, Clothing & Textiles: Sewing: Clothing 2

Lily Pickard, Interior Design

Ella Thacker, Interior Design

Ryan Wasilewski, Aerospace

Addison Wessel, Visual Arts: Foods Decorating Intermediate, Woodworking

 

Ohio Windmillers

 

Delegates:

Kendall Forth, Aerospace, Foods/Nutrition: Food Preservation Jams & Jellies

Nash Piper, Tractor

 

Alternates:

Kale Forth, Foods/Nutrition: Foods 101 Cookies

Kendall Forth, Woodworking

Nash Piper, Tractor, Crops: Soybeans

 

Van Allen

 

Delegate:

Jana Felton, Entomology

Jenessa Karvonen, Entomology, Natural Resources

Summer McCarty, Visual Arts: Three Dimensional Design/Mixed Media

Nataleigh Wamhoff, Natural Resources

 

Alternate:

Jenessa Karvonen, Horticulture: Floriculture

Nataleigh Wamhoff, Intercultural: Passport to the World, Photography 1

 

Walnut Winners

 

Delegates:

Zach Donovan, Foods/Nutrition: Foods 301 Dinner Rolls

Jennifer Dunlap, Foods/Nutrition: Food Preservation

JenaLee Ohda, Animal Science: Dog

Katrina Wahl, Natural Resources: Sportfishing & Outdoor Adventures

 

Alternates:
Katrina Wahl, Clothing & Textiles: Shopping in Style


 

Western Winning Wonders

 

Delegates:

Haven Pierson, Visual Arts: Clay, Visual Arts: Glass/Plastic, Visual Arts: Paper, Clothing & Textiles: Sewing: Clothing 2

 

Alternates:
Delaney Mallery, Horticulture: Floriculture

Haven Pierson, Visual Arts: Nature, Animal Science: Beef

 

Zearing

 

Delegates:

Emma Nicoli, Visual Arts: Fiber

Anastasia Sondgeroth, Aerospace

Isabella Sondgeroth, Visual Arts: Chalk/Carbon/Pigment


 

Alternates:

Dusty Kolb, Visual Arts: Chalk/Carbon/Pigment

Emma Nicoli, Horticulture: Floriculture

Isabella Sondgeroth, Visual Arts: Computer Generated Art

Serenity Stone, Foods/Nutrition: Foods 101 Coffeecake

 

Bureau County 4-H Club Open House Set

Bureau County youth ages 5-18 are invited to join University of Illinois Extension on Saturday, August 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at an open house.  Held at the U of I Extension office, 850 Thompson St., Princeton, youth and parents will meet Extension staff, enjoy light refreshments, explore a variety of project areas offered, and receive enrollment information for the upcoming 4-H year. 

 

Additionally, 4-H information will be located at the 4-H Food Stand at the Bureau County Fairgrounds throughout the fair, August 21 – 25.  

 

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate or are unable to attend and would like more information, please contact (815) 875-2878. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

 

For more information call University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit Office at 815-875-2878. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus.

 

The Mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. Visit our website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/blmp/

 

Matthew Klein Speaks at Orlando Conference

Illinois Valley Community College student trustee Matthew Klein was one of five featured speakers at this week’s Jostens Renaissance National Conference at Omni ChampionsGate Orlando Resort at Orlando, Fla.

 

An IVCC sophomore, Klein was involved in La Salle-Peru High School’s Renaissance program. His 12-minute RENtalk in front of an estimated 2,000 guests was entitled “Finding your passion.”

 

“Essentially, my talk covered the journey I took to find my passion with digital media and movie making, despite obstacles and setbacks,” Klein said.

 

Klein said to find passion you should ask yourself:

 

“What kind of legacy do I want? Do I enjoy doing this? Does time fly while doing this? Am I okay with failing? And what do I like learning about?”

 

He recommends those considering college take the time to assess what makes them happy.

“We’re told we need to be educated and then we’ll be successful. In reality, it’s the opposite. Our passion needs to push us forward and become the driver of our education.”

Aside from his role as student trustee on the IVCC board, Klein is a staff writer for the student newspaper IV Leader and is the founder and owner of Matthew Klein Films. His RENtalk is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/77SHgTn2OBM.

Matthew Klein Speaks at Orlando Conference

Illinois Valley Community College student trustee Matthew Klein was one of five featured speakers at this week’s Jostens Renaissance National Conference at Omni ChampionsGate Orlando Resort at Orlando, Fla.

 

An IVCC sophomore, Klein was involved in La Salle-Peru High School’s Renaissance program. His 12-minute RENtalk in front of an estimated 2,000 guests was entitled “Finding your passion.”

 

“Essentially, my talk covered the journey I took to find my passion with digital media and movie making, despite obstacles and setbacks,” Klein said.

 

Klein said to find passion you should ask yourself:

 

“What kind of legacy do I want? Do I enjoy doing this? Does time fly while doing this? Am I okay with failing? And what do I like learning about?”

 

He recommends those considering college take the time to assess what makes them happy.

“We’re told we need to be educated and then we’ll be successful. In reality, it’s the opposite. Our passion needs to push us forward and become the driver of our education.”

Aside from his role as student trustee on the IVCC board, Klein is a staff writer for the student newspaper IV Leader and is the founder and owner of Matthew Klein Films. His RENtalk is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/77SHgTn2OBM.

Four Seasons Webinar: Pesticides

The summer series of the Four Seasons Gardening Program from the University of Illinois Extension concludes with a session titled “Going Organic: Are organic pesticides safer than synthetic?”

 

Statistics show home landscapes receive three times more pesticides per acre than commercial agriculture production. Many clients are turning to “organic” products due to their growing market and perception that these pesticides are safer, but are they? Join University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator Chris Enroth as he sheds some light on the debate of organic vs. synthetic.

 

This program will be offered via a live webinar on Tuesday, August 6th at 1:30 p.m. at the following University of Illinois Extension Offices: Bureau County in Princeton; Marshall-Putnam Counties in Henry; and LaSalle County in Ottawa. This webinar may also be viewed from wherever you have internet access by pre-registering at go.illinois.edu/4seasons_webinars. Recorded videos of these sessions can be viewed following the program at go.illinois.edu/fourseasonsrecordings.  This is the final session of the summer series.

 

Each session is free to the public. Advance registration is needed. Phone or email the LaSalle County University of Illinois Extension office for more details at 815-433-0707, or you may email Extension Program Coordinator Meg Overocker at meo@illinois.edu.  

 

If you need a reasonable accommodation, please indicate when registering. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs. For more information call University of Illinois Extension –LaSalle County at 815-433-0707. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus.

 

The Mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. Visit our website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/blmp/

 

Tri-County Drug Arrest

On Monday, July 22, 2019, at approx. 2:21pm, the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team (Tri-DENT), assisted by LaSalle Police and Illinois State Police K9 conducted a controlled buy/bust operation in the 300 block of Civic Rd in LaSalle, IL. 

 

During the operation Tri-DENT Agents conducted a controlled purchase of over one (1) gram of purported heroin from Thore R. Pastorik (31) of LaSalle and Adam F. Bennett (32) of Spring Valley. Following the purchase the vehicle that Pastorik (driver) and Bennett (passenger) were in was pulled over by LaSalle Police. Prior to being stopped police observed an object being thrown from the window that later police discovered an additional amount of heroin weighing over six (6) grams. Pastorik and Bennett were taken into custody. 

 

Following the investigation Pastorik and Bennett were charged with Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Heroin (more than lg but less than 15g) Class 1 Felony. Additional 

charges may follow for the other amount of heroin that was thrown from the vehicle. 

 

Pastorik and Bennett are being held at the LaSalle County Jail awaiting a felony bond hearing. 

All subjects are innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. 

 

TRIDENT consists of LaSalle, Streator, Princeton, Oglesby and Mendota Police Departments along with LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam County Sheriff's Offices. 

 

August Events at the Princeton Public Library

August 01, 2019 Thursday

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM PPL Program: Binge Watch Movie: A modern-day love story between a teenage girl and a vampire.

August 02, 2019 Friday

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM PPL Program: Binge Watch Movie: The teenage girl copes with the absence of her vampire boyfriend and reconnects with a childhood friend with a secret that may hold the key to her survival.  He is also a werewolf.

August 05, 2019 Monday

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM PPL PROGRAM: Monday Movie: After a train robbery goes wrong two outlaws find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heels.

August 06, 2019 Tuesday

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM PPL Event: IVCC Adult Info Session for future adult students who want to learn more about becoming a student at IVCC

August 07, 2019 Wednesday

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PPL PROGRAM: Chicks With Sticks

August 08, 2019 Thursday

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PPL PROGRAM "The 164 years of the Bureau County Fair"

August 10, 2019 Saturday

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PPL Program: Medicare Supplement Information.

August 12, 2019 Monday

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM PPL PROGRAM: Monday Movie: At a remote South American trading port, the manager of an air freight company is forced to risk his pilots' lives in order to win an important contract.

August 13, 2019 Tuesday

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PPL Program: Board Game & Card Playing Night

August 14, 2019 Wednesday

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PPL PROGRAM: Widmark Wednesday Movie: A corrupt marshal is pressured by his army friend into negotiating the release of white captives of the Comanches, but finds that their reintegration into society has its consequences.

August 19, 2019 Monday

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM PPL PROGRAM: Monday Movie: In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine Captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the U.S. Is he trying to defect or to start a war?

August 20, 2019 Tuesday

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PPL Program: General beginning computer basics presented by Kelli Pelham Hopengrace

August 21, 2019 Wednesday

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Princeton Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting

August 22, 2019 Thursday

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PPL PROGRAM: Princeton Rock Painters

August 26, 2019 Monday

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM PPL PROGRAM: Monday Movie: Two male musicians have to go into hiding after witnessing a gangland murder in 1929 Chicago.  They then have to pose as women in an all girl orchestra to survive the gang who are hunting them.

August 27, 2019 Tuesday

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PPL Program: Music Jam

IVCC's 2019 New Student Convocation Aug. 14

Illinois Valley Community College will host its 12th annual New Student Convocation from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, in the Dr. Mary Margaret Weeg Cultural Centre.

 

Incoming students are required to attend convocation, a welcome and orientation to IVCC featuring a keynote speech from former IVCC student trustee Sarah Tipton. 

Tipton is a recent graduate of Northern Illinois University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a certificate in nonprofit studies. She is currently a summer intern for the IVCC Admissions office. 

 

After the ceremony, students will participate in breakout sessions to discuss areas of concern, college expectations and support opportunities.

 

“Convocation orients new students to the college and introduces them to the faculty, support staff, and administration,” said Mark Grzybowski, Vice President for Student Services.

 

Convocation is followed by a reception in the cafeteria, Student Life Center and Cyber Café. The event also includes activities, games, prizes and a chance to meet faculty and staff.

 

University representatives from Western Illinois, Eastern Illinois, Northern Illinois, Illinois State, Bradley, Aurora, Southern Illinois-Carbondale, and the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign are invited to attend the reception to discuss transfer options after IVCC.

 

For information, call (815) 224-0361.

 

Sloan Appointed to Foundation Board

Julie Sloan of La Salle was appointed to the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation board by President Susan Schmitt at Monday’s annual meeting. 

 

    Sloan, executive director of Illinois Valley United Way since 2010, will fill the two year unexpired term of Bob Walsh of Ladd who died Feb. 25. Walsh, a 1959 graduate of La Salle-Peru-Oglesby Junior College, served the Foundation 19 years.

    Sloan earned a master’s degree in finance from Illinois State University and worked 10 years in banking prior to joining United Way. She holds, or has held, leadership positions with Illinois Valley Food Pantry, Peru Rotary, Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Horizon House. 

 

    “We are flattered Julie will take time from her busy life to help lead our Foundation,” said Director of Community Relations and Development Fran Brolley. “She brings extensive nonprofit knowledge, a vast network of community contacts and financial expertise to our board.”

 

The meeting began with a moment of silence for former 20-year Foundation member Patty Godfrey of Ottawa who died July 10 at age 82. Godfrey served the board from 1994 to 2014 and created a scholarship in her family’s name. 

 

Directors reappointed to three year terms were Daryk Brayton of La Salle, Jim Loveland of Spring Valley, Karen Nussbaum of Ottawa and Jerry Yendro of Peru. 

Dr. Schmitt of Streator was reappointed president, Dr. Kim Novak of Grand Ridge, vice-president, Donna Swiskoski of Peru, secretary, and David Conterio of Hometown National Bank, treasurer. 

 

In his report, IVCC President Jerry Corcoran credited Nussbaum and Board of Trustees chair Jane Goetz for connecting the college with Kyle Dooley of CNH Industrial. The connection has enabled IVCC access to state-of-the-art ag equipment from CNH and Stoller’s International of Ottawa. Beginning this fall, ag students will use the tractors and implements on IVCC’s 150-acre land lab, Corcoran said.  

 

Brolley reported on new scholarships including the Clarence Sapienza Memorial award for aspiring elementary school teachers. The $1,000 award was created by Mike and Jackie Sapienza of Peru and Clarence’s widow Myrle. Sapienza, a World War II combat veteran and former Superintendent of Oglesby schools, died in April at age 99. 

Foundation members learned:

 

  • The Scholarship Recognition Reception Thursday, Aug. 29 begins with check-in from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. followed by the program starting promptly at 6. The 23rd annual event in the gym attracts over 300 scholarship donors, recipients and family members. IVCC alum Bud Matthews of Brookfield, Wis., will be the keynote speaker. 

  • The 21st Century Scholars Society’s 13th annual dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 at Senica’s Deer Park Golf Club north of Oglesby. 

  • As of June 30, Foundation assets stand at slightly over $5 million in addition to $588,000 in the scholarship campaign fund of 2015-17, Hometown trust investment officer Philip Slevin reported. 

IVCH Auxiliary Scholarship Winners

The Illinois Valley Community Hospital Auxiliary awarded scholarships totaling $9,000 to eight students who are pursuing college degrees in healthcare-related fields.  All of the recipients are either IVCH employees or family members of IVCH employees. Auxiliary Scholarship Committee and scholarship winners available for a photo included, from left, Auxilians Sharon Seghi and Eileen Twardowski; students Shelbi Vanderpool; Candace Ramirez, Sara Legrenzi, and Mary Jauch; and Auxlians Mary Batty Jasper and Mary Beth Brantner.  Scholarship winners not pictured include Evy O’Brien, Katie Norris, Seth Schiffbauer and Amy Stone. Jauch received the $2,000 Ruth Daniels Scholarship, the other seven scholarships were for $1,000 each.

 

OSF HealthCare and Perry Memorial Agree to Consider Partnership Options

 The Perry Memorial Hospital Board has voted to recommend to the City of Princeton that it begin a process to consider a variety of partnership options with OSF HealthCare. Perry Memorial Hospital and OSF HealthCare have had a relationship for nearly 50 years, with Perry Memorial formally being an independent affiliate of OSF HealthCare since 2007.

 

“We have a longstanding relationship with Perry Memorial Hospital, marked by a deep mutual respect and a desire to keep quality health care services available and close to home for those we serve,” said Bob Sehring, CEO, OSF HealthCare. “Our work in innovation has helped provide access to medical expertise and subspecialties for residents of rural communities who would have otherwise had to travel long distances to obtain the care they need.”

 

“As we think about the future of health and wellness in the communities we serve, we know that a partnership with a comprehensive and integrated delivery system is in the best interest of our patients,” said Annette Schnabel, DPT, MBA, FACHE, President and CEO of Perry Memorial Hospital. “We don’t yet know what form that may take, but we look forward to further discussion with the City of Princeton and OSF HealthCare to explore the ways in which we may work together.”

 

The City of Princeton is slated to consider the proposal and vote on August 5. Additional information will be released following the vote.

Singer-Songwriter Jeff Brown Performing in Cambridge August 1st

Singer-songwriter, Jeff Brown, will be performing Thursday, August 1st at a private residence in Cambridge.

 

Since the release of his Acoustic EP “Cutting Ties” in 2014, Jeff Brown has had quite a bit of time to cultivate what would become his third album release. And in the meantime, he fell in love, got married, bought a home, and discovered he would be uprooting his entire life to move from Chicago to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.

 

Despite the upheaval, Brown has managed to settle in and firmly find himself in the Americana/Indie-folk soundscape with his upcoming album “1000 Ways.” True to its title, the album is a collection of songs and stories about struggling to find purpose — to find belonging — to find home.

 

From the soothing centerpiece “Reykjavik” to the final strains of “Here and Now”, the album is a journey in and of itself. There is a quote by Rumi that says, “when you are at your most lost, there are always at least a thousand ways to go home again.”

 

Brown has spent the last 22 years of his life in Chicago, and as he prepared to move, that quote resonated louder and louder in his head and his album, until he finally decided to build the album he had been working on for nearly two years around that moment.  This is an album reflective of Jeff figuring out what truly matters.

 

The show will begin with a potluck dinner at 6PM, with music starting at 7PM. A $10-20 donation is suggested.

 

For more information please email john.r.taylor@gmail.com.

 

To learn more about Jeff Brown please visit jeffbrownmusic.com.

Chicago Farmer and Connla to perform at final 2019 Levitt AMP Music Series Concert

Get ready for the final concert of the Levitt Amp Galva Music Series, which will include the folk music of Chicago Farmer and the Celtic music of Connla when they take the stage of the Levitt AMP Galva Music Series on Sunday, August 4th. The concert will begin at 6:00PM and end at 8:00PM and will be held at beautiful Wiley Park in Galva (Galva High School is the rain location).

 

The son of a small-town farming community, Cody Diekhoff logged plenty of highway and stage time under the name Chicago Farmer before settling in Chicago in 2003. Profoundly inspired by fellow Midwesterner John Prine, he’s a working-class folk musician to his core. His small-town roots, tilled with city streets mentality, are turning heads North and South of I-80. “I love the energy, music, and creativity of Chicago, but at the same time, the roots and hard work of my small town,” he shares. Growing up in Delavan, Illinois, with a population less than 2,000, Diekhoff’s grandparents were farmers, and their values have always provided the baseline of his songs. 

 

He writes music for “the kind of people that come to my shows. Whether in Chicago or Delavan, everyone has a story, and everyone puts in a long day and works hard the same way,” he says. “My generation may have been labeled as slackers, but I don’t know anyone who doesn’t work hard - many people I know put in 50-60 hours a week and 12-hour days. That’s what keeps me playing. I don’t like anyone to be left out; my music is for everyone in big and very small towns.”

 

The members of Connla hail from the cities of Armagh and Derry and have been labelled as the hottest new group out of Northern Ireland. Connla have been quickly making a positive impact on the folk/traditional music scene.  They have already gathered a big following in the UK, Ireland, Europe and the USA. Songlines magazine made Connla their “must see act” for the tour of the UK and stated, “A band this young shouldn’t be this good”. Their sensitive and innovative arrangements of traditional and modern folk songs and tunes have helped them create a sound which is very identifiable as Connla. They have been dubbed “The Hottest New Group out of Northern Ireland” (Irish American News). Members of the band include Ciara McCafferty (vocals), Ciaran Carlin (Flute/Whistles) and Paul Starrett (Guitar) Emer Mallon (Harp) and Conor Mallon (Uilleann Pipes/Whistles).  They have toured around Ireland, most of mainland Europe and the UK and the USA.

 

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets and coolers for an entertaining evening filled with music, food, and fun. There will also be activities for children and adults alike going on throughout the event. In addition, the following food vendors will also be available for those wishing for a bite-to-eat: Z Best, Boiler Room, Azteca de Oro, Snazzy’s Lemonade, Pop of the Morning, Anderson Family Coffee, and Special Kneads Bakery. All concerts are held at Wiley Park in Galva and provided free of charge.

 

The Levitt AMP Galva Music Series is supported in part the Quad City Arts Dollars, provided by the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Hubbell-Waterman Foundation, and John Deere, a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, the Mildred Arends Musical and Cultural Activities Fund and the Thomas & Lynn Landes Fund for Performing Arts at the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, and the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that empowers towns and cities across America to transform underused public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. Learn more at Levitt.org.

Freedom House to Train Salon Professionals

Freedom House has scheduled two upcoming training sessions for salon professionals on domestic and sexual violence. The course fulfills the Cosmetology/Nail Technician one-hour CEU requirement by the state of Illinois.

 

Training dates:            Monday, August 12, 2019      9:00-10:30 a.m.

            or

            Tuesday, August 20, 2019      6:00-7:30 p.m.

 

Location:                     Nelson Chapel 446 Elm Place, Princeton

 

The cost is $26.50 per person. Registration is required five business days in advance, online at https://www.freedomhouseillinois.org/salon-professionals-course/.

 

Interested salon workers should call Freedom House at 815-872-0087 with their questions.

SENATE WEEK IN REVIEW: July 15-19, 2019

In the wake of a recent federal Supreme Court ruling, Senate Republicans are renewing their call to pass a state Constitutional Amendment to allow voters to decide who draws legislative boundary maps.

 

The ruling by the United States Supreme Court leaving redistricting to state legislatures shows that it is time for the Illinois General Assembly to vote on Senate Joint Resolution-Constitutional Amendment 4 (SJRCA 4).  With 37 sponsors (enough to pass the measure), this bipartisan measure would give residents the opportunity to amend our Illinois Constitution and create a new, non-partisan system for drawing legislative boundary maps.

SJRCA 4 would place the question of fair maps on the ballot for the next statewide election and if approved, would establish an independent redistricting commission, increase transparency in the process and provide for public hearings to allow for input from residents.

 

 

Governor asks citizens to report flood damage

 

Illinois citizens affected by recent flooding are being asked to report any damage to local officials to help the state qualify for federal aid.

On July 15, Gov. J.B. Pritzker asked Illinois residents to assess local flooding damage and report it to their county’s emergency management agencies.  The information will be used to assess whether the state receives Federal Recovery Assistance.

A formal request for federal assistance must be submitted by Aug. 3, which is 30-days after the last impacted river fell below major flood stage.  To help counties with the necessary reporting requirement, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency has made available teams to assist with the damage assessment process.

The State of Illinois has established a website (https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/2019Floods/Pages/default.aspx) that allows residents and business owners to submit an initial damage report online.  Once reported via the state’s flood recovery website, the submission is forwarded to the appropriate county emergency management agency for follow-up reporting.

 

 

Exemption for World Shooting and Recreation Complex

 

A new law will help an Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) recreational site in in southern Illinois continue to operate successfully.

The law will provide specific exemptions for businesses and firearms sales at the World Shooting and Recreation Complex events that would have been severely affected, limited, or outright banned by the Gun Dealer Licensing Act.

Without the exemptions, the Gun Dealer Licensing Act would have increased costs and administrative burdens for many of the vendors that typically set up during events at the IDNR site in Sparta.

 

These new regulations could have led to national shooting events choosing a different venue.

 

 

One year since Governor’s Mansion reopened

 

A year ago, the Illinois Governor’s Mansion reopened to the public after a privately-funded three-year renovation spearheaded by former Gov. Bruce Rauner and First Lady Diana Rauner.

The renovation focused on structural repairs and construction updates, and on improving the visitor experience with dedicated art spaces, expanded programming, full accessibility for visitors, and a focus on Illinois’ rich history.

The Governor’s Mansion is open to the public for tours daily from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. More information is available athttps://www2.illinois.gov/sites/governorsmansion.

Music, Art, and Hummingbirds: Bishop Hill Blends Plein Air Paint Out with Hummingbird Festival

A weekend full of family-friendly activities will begin in Bishop Hill starting Friday, August 16th with a concert from a Colorado bluegrass group and continue through Sunday, August 18th.

 

Friday’s concert features FY5, one of the most dynamic bluegrass bands touring the country. FY5 proudly swim in the deep currents of American music, playing new songs, well-informed by country and bluegrass traditions, but not bound to them. Featuring thoughtful arrangements, strong singing and musicianship, the band strives to connect to listeners with stories of common struggles and big ideas. Doors open at 6:00 P.M. There will be a potluck dinner for those who wish to bring a dish to pass. The concert will start promptly at 7:00 P.M. Suggested donation is $10 - $20 per person.

 

All day Saturday and Sunday artists are invited to spend the day painting landscapes, architecture, or close-ups of the many fine gardens of Bishop Hill at the annual Plein Air Paint Out event. Artists can register on the Bishop Hill Arts Council Facebook page, by mail, or in person at Garden Thyme, 109 Bishop Hill Street, during business hours, Thursday through Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and Sunday 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Sunday afternoon there will be an awards ceremony and exhibition. For more information please call Katrina Morrison at (309) 373-5314.

 

The evening of Saturday, August 17th P.L. Johnson’s will cater a dinner theatre at the Bishop Hill Creative Commons with dinner at 5:30 P.M. and the program starting at 6:30 P.M. The performance is an immersion into the art and adventures of John James Audubon as he attempted something never done before, painting a portrait of every bird in North America. This engaging performance blends the themes of the weekend with hummingbird biology and art history. Tickets are $30 and reservations are required. Call P.L. Johnson’s Dining Room to reserve your seat - (309) 927-3885.

 

Sunday, August 18th, at 8:00 A.M. John James Audubon will lead a bird hike starting at the Twinflower Inn, 110 North Olson Street. Bring binoculars and comfortable walking shoes as the tour will circle Bishop Hill. A $10 donation is suggested for the tour. From noon until 4:00 P.M., there will be a wide range of family-friendly fun focused on hummingbirds! The Illinois Audubon Society will be banding hummingbirds and songbirds allowing visitors to get an up-close view of these most beautiful creatures. Monarch Watch will be on-site with their bus that has been converted into a traveling nursery for raising and releasing monarch butterflies. There will be hands-on hummingbird crafts for kids and informal talks on bee keeping, pollinator gardens, and bird migrations. At 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis will share Audubon’s and Native American hummingbird tales at the Bishop Hill Creative Commons. Megan Maroney and Daniel Watkins will present a mix of original and traditional tunes at an afternoon concert at the Commons. And, to pair with the adult plein air activities, there will be a children’s hummingbird art contest. At 5:00 P.M. the Bishop Hill Arts Council will announce the winners of this year’s Plein Air Paint Out. 

 

This event is sponsored by The Bishop Hill Arts Council, Wild Birds Unlimited of Peoria, The Twinflower Inn, P.L. Johnson’s Dining Room, The Bishop Hill Creative Commons, The Bishop Hill Bakery and Eatery, Vasa Archives, The Colony Store, Vintage Goods & Frau Blucker’s. Plan to spend the weekend visiting the shops and museums of Bishop Hill.

Workcamp Free Home Repair in Bureau County begins July 28

 Volunteers will arrive in Princeton, IL, on Sunday July 28 for the 2019 Bureau County Covered Bridge Workcamp. They will do free home repairs on Monday through Friday, July 29 through August 2.

 

This year, 128 youth and adults (pre-registered with Group Workcamps) paid for the privilege to do this work and will come from all over the USA, even from Bureau County.  They will work on 13 homes of elderly, handicapped, and lower-income residents who were selected from applications submitted by November 30, 2018. 

 

About 30 organizers from various Bureau County congregations and service organization have been planning for this event over the past two years.  Bureau County Covered Bridge Workcamp 2019 is organized through the expertise of Group Mission Trips.  

 

This is the second time Bureau County has brought Group Workcamps to the area with the 2016 event being a huge success. The Group Mission Trips web site (www.GroupMissionTrips.org) in recruiting potential campers shares this insight from the 2016 Bureau County event: The last time this collection of churches and citizens hosted a Workcamp, they hit a homerun. Their collected experience as past Group Workcamp participants, as well as their connection to the people in their community, will ensure you are treated well and are welcomed into Princeton.

 

The 2016 work was done by 241 teenage and adult volunteers who repaired 34 homes.  In 2016 Workcamp had a $203,533.16 economic impact on Bureau County with paint and lumber supplies being purchased locally.

 

With that success, the organizers still saw the need for a second camp in 2019.  Locally the Hosting Co-Sponsors are St. Matthews Lutheran Church-Princeton and Community United Methodist Church in Lamoille.

 

Co-Sponsors are Church Women United, Bruce Jewelers, Bunker Hill Church of Buda, Evangelical Covenant Church-Princeton, Malden Lion’s Club, St. John Lutheran Church on the Hill-Princeton, and Walmart.  Sponsors are Hampshire Colony Congregational Church-Princeton, Hollowayville United Church, First Lutheran Church-Ohio, and Bureau County Republican Women, along with Sponsorships In-Kind from Princeton High School, City of Princeton, and Perry Memorial Hospital.

Gangstagrass and The Accidentals to perform at Levitt AMP Music Series

Get ready for a fusion of bluegrass and hip-hop and “music that connects” when Gangstagrass and The Accidentals take the stage of the Levitt AMP Galva Music Series on Sunday, July 28th. The concert will begin at 6:00PM and end at 8:00PM and will be held at beautiful Wiley Park in Galva (Galva High School is the rain location).

 

The band Gangstagrass is the fusion of bluegrass and Hip-Hop, a fusion which may seem like an odd combination, but to the members of the group, it is a combination that works as they have toured the country to the delight of standing room crowds everywhere. The band has also toured internationally, blowing minds on main stages from SXSW to Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, with a live stage act taking full advantage of the improvisational aspects of both hip-hop and bluegrass. With two emcees R-Son and Dolio, the Sleuth trading verses, Dan Whitener on Banjo, Landry McMeans on dobro, and Rench on guitar, and frequent 3-part harmonies, the Gangstagrass live show has garnered a reputation among fans for its dynamism and spontaneity. Currently touring across the US, Gangstagrass is using live performances to organically develop new material for an album that will further explode the boundaries between genres generally thought to be incompatible.

 

Named among Yahoo Music’s “Top 10 Bands to Watch in 2017,” The Accidentals’ adventure began in their hometown of Traverse City, MI, when Larson, a sophomore cellist, and Buist, a junior violinist, were paired for a high school orchestra event. The gifted young musicians became fast friends and before long, bandmates. Having both grown up in musical families with professional pianists for fathers and vocalists for mothers, their shared influences bounced between classical, jazz, bluegrass, country, alt-rock, and the obscure.  

 

Dubbing themselves after the musical notes that fall outside of a key signature, The Accidentals recorded and released a pair of independent albums in 2012 and 2013, the latter funded by a hugely successful Kickstarter. Their original songs revealed a band with wide-ranging influences but always true to their orchestral roots. National applause and attention followed, as did acclaimed collaborations with some fellow local artists and independent filmmakers. Other career highlights included scoring arrangements for a 75-piece orchestra to accompany them on their original songs as well as arranging pieces for an opera/dance production with Jennifer and Ryan Lott (Son Lux).

           

The past five years have seen The Accidentals perform over a thousand live shows, including headline dates, festival sets, and shared stages along such diverse acts as Keller Williams, Martin Sexton, Brandi Carlile, Andrew Bird, The Wailers, Joan Baez, and others. 2015 saw the band embark on their first full-scale national tour. Their SXSW debut saw them hailed by Billboard Magazine for “displaying a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops.”  

 

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets and coolers for an entertaining evening filled with music, food, and fun. There will also be activities for children and adults alike going on throughout the event. In addition, the following food vendors will also be available for those wishing for a bite-to-eat: Z Best, Boiler Room, Azteca de Oro, Snazzy’s Lemonade, Pop of the Morning, Anderson Family Coffee, and Special Kneads Bakery. All concerts are held at Wiley Park in Galva and provided free of charge.

 

The Levitt AMP Galva Music Series is supported in part the Quad City Arts Dollars, provided by the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Hubbell-Waterman Foundation, and John Deere, a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, the Mildred Arends Musical and Cultural Activities Fund and the Thomas & Lynn Landes Fund for Performing Arts at the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, and the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that empowers towns and cities across America to transform underused public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. Learn more at Levitt.org.

Cool Off at the Princeton Public Library

Each afternoon from July 29 through August 2 at 2:00 p.m. come cool off in the air conditioned Matson Meeting Room at the Princeton Public Library to binge watch five films from a popular vampire action, adventure, fantasy  series. With each movie you attend, you will have your name put in for a drawing to win the complete book set. A brief summary of the movies provides clues that most fans will recognize. These events are free and all are welcome to come.

 

Mon. July 29: A modern-day love story between a teenage girl and a vampire.

 

Tues. July 30: The teenage girl copes with the absence of her vampire boyfriend and reconnects with a childhood friend with a secret that may hold the key to her survival.  He is also a werewolf.

 

Wed. July 31: The girl faces a decision that could result in a war between werewolves and vampires, while a scorned vampire bent on revenge appears responsible for a string of brutal murders.

 

Thurs. Aug. 1: The girl becomes pregnant after marrying the vampire, which leads to a dangerous childbirth and a shocking realization for her werewolf friend.

 

Fri. Aug. 2:  The three friends (the girl, the vampire, and the werewolf) band together to fight a group of ancient vampires who are threatening to destroy their family.

Rotary Club of Princeton, IL Displays Polio Iron Lung on Wednesday, July 24

The Rotary Club of Princeton will portray polio’s terrible effects and global devastation by displaying a real iron lung (RILEE), used widely in America in the 1940s and 1950s to keep many victims alive. The RILEE will be on display during the free Veterans’ and Seniors’ Resource Fair, Wednesday, July 24 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Bureau County Metro Center, 837 Park Avenue West, in Princeton.  

 

Tim Kunkel, Rotary Club of Princeton President shared, “Rotary’s joint initiative to eradicate Polio from the face of the earth has been ongoing for nearly 40 years.  Polio cases have dropped by 99.9% over that same period. The iron lung reminds us of how important it is to continue our goal of eradicating the disease from the planet.” Tim said, “Our hope is for it to spark an emotional connection between our youth – the post-polio generation to learn about our End Polio Now campaign.” Bring the kids and learn the two messages the RILEE has to deliver:   As long as one child is diagnosed with polio, every child in the world is at risk, and immunizations must continue for at least three years after the diagnosed case.  

 

The Rotary Club of Princeton meets every Tuesday at noon at the Underground Inn for lunch, camaraderie and a speaker. For information visit: facebook.com/princetonrotaryclub. 

    

Rotary International Info:

 

In 1985 Rotary International, the world’s largest service organization began raising funds in an effort to eliminate polio worldwide.  Rotary's goal was to completely eliminate polio from the world, and they will not give up until polio is the 2nd disease wiped from the face of the earth.  To date, Rotary has raised over $1.2 billion through their Polio Plus "End Polio Now" program. By partnering with the World Health Organization, the CDC, UNICEF and other government and private groups, Rotary International has achieved a 99 percent reduction of polio worldwide, but the last 1 percent will be our hardest to conquer! When we started, polio existed in 193 countries and today it exists in only 3 countries which are Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria.

 

Express Registration at Ottawa Center Aug. 8

Illinois Valley Community College Ottawa Center is hosting “Express Registration” from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8. 

 

The fall enrollment opportunity will feature on-the-spot counseling, financial aid information and admissions representatives. Classes begin Aug. 15. 

 

Ottawa Center director Jeanette Frahm said, “This is a great time for students to get all of the last-minute details taken care of before classes start.”

 

RSVP at www.ivcc.edu/events; call (815) 224-0800 for information. 

 

Putnam County Docket with Judge McCuskey

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2014CM000088 County Crm & Juv JUDD-MENNIE, CHRISTINA 2014CM000088 D 001 LANGEL, PATRICK DENNIS MCBRIDE, ROBERT M .00 Unknown W LANGEL, PATRICK DENNIS W 001 001 POSSESS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA A 0720 ILCS 600.0/3.5(a) 88 002 001 POSSESS CANNABIS/2.5-10 GRAMS B 0720 ILCS 550.0/4(b) 88 10:15 Status hearing MCCUSKEY A 0:00 

 

Further Arrests by Peru Police

Peru Police Department

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

Tuesday July 16, 2019

Chief Doug Bernabei

8:30 am July 17, 2019

 

Arrested:

 

Krista L. Coats DOB 12-18-83

1825 North Indian Ave

Peoria, Illinois 61303

 

Coats was taken into custody on Tuesday July 16, 2019 by detectives with the Peoria Police Department who were assisting Peru Police SIU detectives in locating Coats.  She is expected to be taken to the LaSalle Count Jail today. She has been arrested on a sealed warrant for the Class 1 felony Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine alleging that in May of 2019 she delivered more than 5 grams of methamphetamine as part of an undercover police operation.  Bail has been set at 1 million dollars.

 

The charges in this case, as in all criminal cases are merely allegations and the defendants enjoy the presumption of innocence.


 

UPDATED 

Arrest 7-5-19

Peru Police Department

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

Friday July 5, 2019

Chief Doug Bernabei

4:30pm Friday 7-5-29



 

Arrested:

 

Kilman R. Johnson age 39

No current address

 

Last two known addresses:

 

1902 4th Street, Apt 6 in Peru

This location was the apartment building recently purchased by the City of Peru, with the building then demolished and the site of an expected downtown business district parking lot to be constructed in the very near future.

 

1830 4th Street Apartment 2 in Peru

This location is a former commercial and apartment building that was recently purchased by the City of Peru who has been seeking proposals from interested individuals or groups desiring to renovate and revitalize the building for the betterment of the city.

 

Johnson was arrested at 2:00 pm this afternoon at the intersection of Third Street and Peoria Street, Friday July 5, 2019 by detectives with the Peru Police Departments Special Investigation unit on a sealed LaSalle County arrest warrant for two counts of the class 2 felony of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance-cocaine.  Judge Cynthia Raccuglia, who set bail at one-half million dollars, signed the warrant and an order sealing the warrant on request of Peru Police and the LaSalle County States Attorney’s office. Johnson was processed at the Peru Police Department and is currently being taken to the LaSalle County Jail.

 

Chief Bernabei stated that further arrests are fully expected as part of this latest investigative effort by the Peru police department.  “The distribution of illegal narcotics simply will not be tolerated in our community and strict and aggressive enforcement efforts will continue to be one of our greatest priorities as a City and police department.”

 

The charges in this case, as in all criminal cases are merely allegations and the defendants enjoy the presumption of innocence.



 

 

Peru Police Department

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

Monday July 1, 2019

Chief Doug Bernabei

First of Several Arrests Expected



 

Arrested: 

Larry A. Chandler age 40

1336 Crosat Street, LaSalle, Illinois

Formerly of 1830 4th Street Apartment 3, Peru, Illinois

 

Day/Date/Time/Location of arrest: 

Monday, July 1, 2019 11:28 am at 11th Street and Marquette Street in LaSalle assisted by LSPD.

 

Charge against Chandler:

LaSalle County Arrest warrant for Class 2 Felony Unlawful Delivery of a controlled substance-cocaine.  Bail set at one half million dollars. It is alleged that In May 2019, Chandler delivered cocaine in Peru as part of a Peru Police Special Investigations undercover police operation.  Chandler will be taken to the county jail this afternoon.

 

Case background:

After receiving reports of possible drug activity regarding the delivery of cocaine and methamphetamine in and around the Peru area the Peru Police Department SIU initiated undercover police operations and during the course of the investigation, it is alleged that numerous individuals delivered both cocaine and methamphetamine in May and June of 2019 while in the city of Peru.

 

The Peru Police Department Special Investigations Unit worked with the LaSalle County State’s Attorney’s office and secured a sealed arrest warrant against Chandler as well as several other individuals.  Information regarding those defendants will be released upon their arrests.

 

Agents with TRIDENT assisted Peru SIU during this investigation.

 

Chief Bernabei stated, “This undercover investigation and series of arrests will again demonstrate that City of Peru officials and the members of the police department simply will not tolerate illegal narcotics trafficking in our city.  The Peru Police Department will be forever vigilant and relentless in our commitment to keep our community safe.”  

 

The Special Investigations Unit is a Peru Police Department investigative arm that is dedicated full time to the enforcement of drug laws in our city.  The unit was authorized and budgeted by the Mayor and city council in 2011 and has been involved in hundreds of arrests over this time as well as the seizure of hundreds of thousands of dollars in suspected drug money.

 

The charges in this case, as in all criminal cases are merely allegations and the defendants enjoy the presumption of innocence.

Senator Weaver to host Coffee & Conversation in Walnut July 25

State Sen. Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) is hosting a free Coffee & Conversation July 25 at Konz Restaurant, 112 S. Main St. in Walnut.

 

Scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Coffee & Conversation is open to the public.

“We look forward to our Coffee & Conversation events because we get to talk with people about state and local issues. We hope to see a big turnout on July 25 in Walnut,” Weaver said. “During the spring legislative session, action was taken on several important issues, some of which were very controversial. Please stop by Konz Restaurant, bring your family and friends, and let’s talk about it!”

 

For more information, call 309-693-4921.

IVCC Offers "Meet Me in Missouri" Trip

Illinois Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Center offers "Meet Me in Missouri!" Wednesday, Aug. 14 through Sunday, Aug. 18. The four-night tour includes travel to Hannibal, Marceline, Macon and St. Louis, Missouri plus locations in southern Illinois.

 

Highlights include a Historic Home Tour in Quincy, the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal, a Mark Twain program, and a visit to the "Unsinkable" Molly Brown home.

Also included are visits to the Missouri Star Quilt Company, Walt Disney Museum in Marceline, Missouri Botanic Garden, two boat cruises on the Mississippi River, gondola sky tour, a train ride and more. 

 

For information, call the CEC at (815) 224-0427 or visit ivcc.edu/cec.

 

IVCC SGA Officers

 Illinois Valley Community College’s 2019-20 Student Government Association officers are (from left) Vice President Lillian Moskalewicz of La Salle, sophomore representative Haley Fittanto of West Brooklyn, President Kaitlyn Ruppert of La Salle, Treasurer Cierra Espinoza of Oglesby, student trustee Matthew Klein of Peru, and sophomore programming board members Megan Brooker of Granville and Karlee Arjes of Peru. Secretary Andrea Medina of La Salle was unavailable for the photo. Officers, elected by a college-wide vote last spring, met recently to plan for the fall semester beginning Aug. 15. 

 

Ed'Venture Camp July 22-25

  Illinois Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Center hosts its annual Ed’Venture Camp Monday through Thursday, July 22-25. Students will attend a morning major each day and also select a different afternoon minor.

 

The enrichment camp for children ages 7-14 is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

There are seven morning major camps to choose from including STEMtastic Ed’Ventures, Wild and Crazy Portraits, Imagination Animation and Blast Off! Rocketry.

 

There are 24 afternoon minors to choose from including Water Wars, Make and Take Fleece Pillows, The Escape Room and Are You a Blue Dog’s Friend? A complete listing is available at www.ivcc.edu/summercamp. 

 

Participants should bring a sack lunch (that does not require refrigeration), a hat, tennis shoes and comfortable clothing that can get wet and soiled. Please apply insect repellent and sunscreen prior to arrival each day.

 

For information, contact (815) 224-0427.

 

John Deere Historical Tour Farm Bureau Foundation Bus Trip

Come along on our historical day trip on Friday, August 16th.  The day will begin at the old Bureau County Farm Bureau building (535 Elm Place) where we will meet the bus at 7:30 a.m. We will head to Grand Detour and then Moline.  Once we leave Princeton, we will be visiting the following places: 

 

*Grand Detour John Deere’s Childhood Home

Discover where our story began.  Stand in the spot where John Deere created the first commercially successful steel plow and relive the experience of his original blacksmith shop and family home. 

 

*John Deere Pavilion

The pavilion, opened in 1997, began as an urban renewal project. The pavilion serves as the official visitor center for John Deere, who's world headquarters are located just a few blocks away.  While exploring, check out some of John Deere’s biggest machines and new inventions.  View the companies’ legacy with over 180 years of memories and don’t forget to stop by the gift shop. 

 

*Historic Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House 

Both historic homes once belonged to John Deere’s descendants.  Today, tours of the Deere-Wiman House offer visitors an authentic glimpse into Victorian family life and architectural innovations of the past century.  The home’s seven acres of formal gardens and walkways, as well as a child-sized playhouse and three-story carriage house, beckon guests to explore the same lovely setting enjoyed by residents more than a century ago.   The Butterworth Center was built by Charles Deere as a wedding gift for his daughter. During our visit we will wander the lush grounds and explore the interior of the home’s three floors. 

 

We plan to return by 5:00 p.m.  All entrance costs and bus fees are included in the above listed price.  You will be responsible for your own lunch when we stop along the way. 

 

The cost for the day is $50 per Farm Bureau member or $60 for a non-FB member RSVP are due by July 31st to 815-875-6468.  Checks should be made payable to the Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation.  All proceeds benefit the Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation! 

Route 6 section to be named after veteran Galetti brothers

 As a way to pay tribute to the eight Galetti brothers of Seatonville, who all served in the United States military, State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) and State Representative Lance Yednock (D-Ottawa) are hosting a ceremony Thursday, July 25 to officially name a section of U.S. Route 6 in their honor.

 

WHAT:            Galetti Brothers Memorial Highway Dedication Ceremony

WHEN:            Thursday, July 25 at 10 a.m. (followed by a social hour)

WHERE:           Seatonville Fire Department

106 Center St., Seatonville, IL 61359

 

The legislators sponsored House Joint Resolution 61, which names Route 6 from Hollowayville to Ladd Junction going through Seatonville as the “Galetti Brothers Memorial Highway.”

The eight brothers (Michael, Joseph, John, Lawrence, George, James, Jess, and Dennis) all served in the military for a total span of 28 years from 1941 to 1969.

More about the brothers:

 

  • The late Michael Galetti; U.S. Air Force (1942-1946)
  • The late Joseph Galetti; U.S. Air Force (1942-1946)
  • The late John Galetti; U.S. Army (1941-1944)
  • Lawrence Galetti resides in Seatonville; U.S. Navy (1944-1946)
  • George Galetti resides in Seatonville; U.S. Air Force (1948-1952)
  • James Galetti resides in the Veterans’ Home in LaSalle-Seatonville; U.S. Army (1958-1960)
  • Jess Galetti resides in Ladd; U.S. Marines (1953-1955)
  • Dennis Galetti resides in Seatonville; U.S. Army (1967-1969)

The Prairie Arts Center announces the Homestead Festival play "Deathtrap"

The Prairie Arts Center announces the Homestead Festival play “Deathtrap”; a thriller-mystery-comedy to run Sept. 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 8 at 2 p.m.

 

Director Joe Ennenbach of Peru has cast the following area residents in the show. Sydney Bruhl- Ken Schroeder of Princeton; Myra Bruhl- Karen Rogers of Utica; Clifford Anderson- Josh Bush of Princeton; Helga ten Dorp- Jill Marti of Princeton and Porter Pilgrim- Gary Talsky of Spring Valley. 

 

“Deathtrap” is the story of once-successful playwright Sidney Bruhl (Ken Schroeder) sees his latest Broadway effort bomb on its opening night, he tumbles into despair -- until he receives a package from his former student Clifford Anderson (Josh Bush). Inside is an unproduced script that's better than anything Sidney has written in years. At the urging of his wife, Myra (Karen Rogers), Sidney undertakes a plan to lure Clifford to his country home, murder him and then announce the script as his own work. Add in a wacky medium Helga ten Dorp (Jill Marti) who predicts death in the show as well as the Bruhl family lawyer, Peter Pilgrim, (Gary Talsky) and audiences will be scratching their heads trying to figure out ‘who done it.’

 

Rounding out production staff includes producer-Dixie Schroeder, Set construction foreman-Dave Walters, Costumes-Jill Marti, Stage manager-Maddie Devert, Set artist-Lori Innes. -For more information or to purchase tickets, contact -www.prairiearts.org or ca

BBQ-n-Blues 2019

You won’t need a secret recipe to enjoy an evening of live blues music and drinks at BBQ-n-Blues 2019. The annual event is Friday, September 6 in La Salle. Teams from around Northern Illinois will showcase their barbequing skills with a rib cook-off starting at 7 AM on First Street in La Salle. Winners announced at 8 PM. The music starts at 4:30 PM and goes into the night with headliner, Jimmy Nick & Don't Tell Mama at 8:30 PM. A selection of beers, including craft beers will be on sale. Save some room because Jazz’n Street 2019 is the next day. Return to First Street Saturday for crooning, food and dancing under the lights. The wine and music begins at 4 PM. Grab a bite from the food vendors and plan to stay late as the night culminates with fireworks at 10 PM. Admission and parking are free. Find the excitement at 600 First Street, La Salle. Find out more about BBQ-n-Blues and Jazz’n the Street 2019 at www.LaSalleBusiness.org

IVCC's Hoffman named Illinois' national FFA nominee

Incoming Illinois Valley Community College agriculture student Miriam Hoffman of Earlville has been selected as this year’s FFA National Officer Candidate from Illinois, IVCC President Jerry Corcoran announced at Thursday’s board meeting.

 

Last year Hoffman served as state FFA secretary.

 

“This is an amazing accomplishment,” said IVCC ag program coordinator and instructor Willard Mott. “In my eyes, this makes Miriam the top FFA member in Illinois. Her commitment to FFA and agriculture education is top-notch.

 

“Last year she was selected by her peers to represent Illinois FFA as an officer and has now been selected by her peers and a selection committee composed of industry representatives, teachers, and other ag leaders to represent Illinois on the national stage. Each state can only send one and she is ours.”

 

When Hoffman informed Mott of her selection she said, “I am beyond humbled at the news and I plan to give my all to this opportunity.”

 

The 2018 Earlville High School valedictorian is the daughter of Winifred Hoffman and the late Kenneth Hoffman. Her sister Martha, a recent IVCC ag program student, is now at Northern Illinois University and plans to pursue a career in ag communications.

 

Princeton Fire

There were several reports of a building fire on South Main Street in Princeton Thursday afternoon. We reached out to the Princeton Fire Department and this is their statement:

 

The Princeton Fire Department was dispatched to the rear of 518 S. Main St for a report of a structure fire with flames showing. Upon our arrival we found the entire  back entry way involved in flames. The fire was quickly knocked down. Fire crews searched the fire building and the building to either side of the fire origin for possible extension or victims. No fire extension and all occupants were out and accounted for.  The exterior of the building and a back room of the building received water and fire damage with the rest of the building sustained smoke damage.

 

The owner of 518 N. Main is Angle L. Gutierrez who resides in one of two upstairs apartment at that location. The first floor of the building housed the business Security Finance. The tenants will be displaced until damage can be fixed. Little Blue Dress, the business to the north of the fire, 514 S. Main received heavy smoke damage to the store and inventory. 522 the business to the south of the fire, 522 S. Main also received heavy smoke damage to the store and its inventory. We were assisted on scene by Princeton Police, B.C. Sheriff office, Princeton Electric. No injuries were reported.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Bureau County Fair Quilts of Valor

The Bureau County Fair Board and the Illinois Valley Quilts of Valor are proud to announce the addition of 3 new classes added to the Textiles Department for the 164th annual Bureau County Fair which will be held in Princeton from August 21 to 25th, 2019.  

The classes give new options for people to participate in entering and showing their talents in quilting. As of the 2019 fair, the 3 new classes are as follows:


1.  Quilt of Valor (55” x 65” minimum size, 72” x 90” maximum size) patriotic colored theme fabric and pattern must be used. Quilt must be pieced and bound by exhibitor, machine or hand quilted by professional quilter.


2.  Quilt of Valor (55” x 65” minimum size, 72” x 90” maximum size) patriotic colored theme fabric and pattern must be used. Quilt must be pieced, quilted and bound by the exhibitor.


3. Quilt of  Valor made by multiple participants such as a Quilt Bee, quilts made by two or more people (i.e. exhibitor pieced top and quilted by another person; quilts made from a block exchange; quilts made by a group) machine or hand quilted.  This quilt is entered by one person on the registration.
 **All quilts are required to have a hanging sleeve attached, to be entered.  (Directions for a hanging sleeves are available through the fair office.)


Sunday, August 25th at the fair will be Veterans' Day including free admission for Veterans.  A Bureau County Tribute to Veterans will be held at 1 pm at the Grandstand. It will feature guest speakers, musical entertainment, the Flags of Freedom and Illinois Valley Quilts of Valor.  The Quilts of Valor (QOV)fair entries will be taken down and awarded at the event.  When the QOV is entered, the exhibitor will declare who they would like the quilt to be awarded to at the ceremony. The exhibitor is responsible for notifying the awardee and having them present for the ceremony at the fair. If the exhibitor does not have a Veteran in mind, the exhibitor may donate the quilt to Quilts of Valor to be awarded to a Veteran at the ceremony or at a later date. Quilts of Valor Foundation is a 5013c organization.


The Fair and Illinois Valley Quilts of Valor are excited about this new addition to the fair and look forward to honoring our men and women who have sacrificed and served their country.  If you have questions about the event, please contact the Bureau County Fair Office at 815-875-2905 or Terry Johnson, Textile Department Superintendent at 815-866-3534.  Visit the fair website:  www.bureaucountyfair.com for an updated fairbook and entry forms. Entry registration forms are due to the fair office by August 5th and the quilts are taken to the fairgrounds on August 19th from 9 am to 7 pm.

VBS Kids Will Race Around the World in Seatonville

Seatonville Community Church will lead kids on an Incredible Race around the World to 5 continents at their Vacation Bible School.  Classes will be held 9:00 AM to Noon on Monday, July 22 through Friday July 26.  There will be music, crafts, games, snacks and stories for all area kids who are age 4 years to those entering 8th grade.  There are no registration fees, but there will be an offering collected each day that will all go to help with the support of a young missionary who is on a real World Race that lasts a whole year.

 

Friday, July 26th at 7 PM there will be a program for all the students to show off what they have learned and made at VBS to their parents, grandparents and friends.  There will be a time of refreshments following the program.

 

The church is located at the west edge of Seatonville on U.S. Route 6.  For more information or to preregister a student call the church at (815)894-2697, Pastor Bill Jacobsen at (815)228-6717, Diana Frank at (815)915-6391 or Mary Michael at (815)875-1697.

 

Board vacancy application deadline July 29

Illinois Valley Community College’s board of trustees is accepting applications to fill a two-year vacancy.

 

Trustee Melissa M. Olivero of Peru, elected to a six-year term in April 2015, officially resigned at the July 11 meeting with nearly two years remaining in her term.

 

Residents of Community College District 513 interested in serving on the Board are invited to send or deliver a cover letter and resume by 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 29 addressed to:  Secretary of the Board, IVCC Board of Trustees, 815 N. Orlando Smith Road, Oglesby, IL 61348.

 

Candidates should address the following in their cover letter: reason for seeking the appointment, how their qualifications will add to the composition of the board in fulfilling its responsibilities to the district, and how their experience in other areas may enhance public policy or decision-making.  For information, call 815.224.0402.

 

IVCC July Board Report

Illinois Valley Community College’s Transfer Academy successfully launched this summer at Ottawa Center as students banked college credit while still in high school, the IVCC board learned Thursday.

 

There are 22 Transfer Academy students enrolled this summer at Ottawa Center from Serena High School, Marquette Academy and Henry-Senachwine. Streator and La Salle-Peru high school students are expected to enroll in 2020.

 

“The Academy positions students for seamless transfer to a university,” said IVCC Vice President for Student Services Mark Grzybowski.  

 

 The Academy allows high school students to be released each afternoon to attend two courses at Ottawa Center or on main campus, said Director of Admissions Quintin Overocker.

This fall’s Transfer Academy courses at Ottawa Center are Global Environment, Introduction to Speech, Introduction to Theater and Strategies for College. Spring classes are Weather and Climate, U.S. History I, U.S. History II or American Government. 

 

Like all dual credit students, Transfer Academy enrollees receive a 25 percent discount and those qualifying for Free and Reduced Lunch pay just a $5 registration fee. Students who accumulate 30 credits or more in high school can complete their associate’s degree at IVCC with the 25 percent discount.  

 

In other action, the board approved a tentative 2020 budget with anticipated revenue of $32 million, representing a 1.4 percent increase over the 2019 budget, and $32.3 million in expenditures, down 6 percent from the previous year’s budget.

 

Operating revenue is up 1.8 percent to nearly $22.3 million and operating expenditures rose less than 1 percent to just under $22.3 million. 

 

Following a public hearing, the board will move for final approval of the budget at its 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 meeting. 

 

In other business, the board approved:

 

  • Various IT maintenance and support purchases and renewals involving printers, internet accesss, iFiber, website software and room scheduling software. 

  • Renewal of the administrative and student services maintenance and support contract with Ellucian Colleague for $277,428.

  • Annual radio and television advertising contracts totaling $67,438 from NRG Media, La Salle County Broadcasting, Studstill Media, WZOE and Comcast. 

  • Automotive department supplies from Peru’s NAPA for $40,000, Advance Auto Parts for $30,000 and O’Reilly Auto Parts, $10,000. 

  • Business Training Center instruction for OSHA safety classes from 2B Safe of East Moline for $25,000, supervisor and leadership training from Riffle, Inc., of Davenport for $20,000 and IT and business training from AristaHire of Thousand Oaks, Calif., for $75,000. Costs are recovered through fees charged to clients. 

  • WEX fuel cards for the Truck Driver Training program totaling $50,000.

Irene Adler program July 25 at the Princeton Public Library

Laura F. Keyes will portray “Irene Adler, The Only Woman to Outsmart Sherlock Holmes” at the Princeton Public Library Thursday, July 25th at 6:30 p.m. Irene Adler was an opera prima donna, adventuress, and actress. To Sherlock Holmes, she was always simply “The Woman.” Meet the only woman who out-smarted the world’s greatest detective, and discover why she had such a profound impact on his life and career. Hear the famous tale of their meeting from her own lips, and maybe you’ll learn why Dr. Watson doesn’t write about too many women in his stories.

3rd ANNUAL MASTER SHOWMANSHIP CONTEST SLATED FOR FRIDAY, JULY 19

The Bureau County Farm Bureau and U of I Extension will host the Bureau County Master Showmanship Contest Friday, July 19, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (or approximately ½ hour after the end of the swine show) in the Swine/Sheep Livestock Barn at the Bureau County Fair Grounds. 

 

The Master Showmanship Contest recognizes 4-H youth who have excelled at showing animals at the 4-H fair. The participants will be judged on their handling of each of three species of animals: beef, sheep and swine. They also are quizzed by the judge on their knowledge of animal husbandry and livestock production. 

 

Plan to come watch the participants and cheer them on.  A winner from each species will receive recognition and top prizes will be given to the top two overall showmen.  The top overall winner will be eligible to represent Bureau County at the Illinois Master Showmanship contest at the Illinois State Fair to be held on Friday, August 9.  

 

3rd ANNUAL MASTER SHOWMANSHIP CONTEST SLATED FOR FRIDAY, JULY 19

The Bureau County Farm Bureau and U of I Extension will host the Bureau County Master Showmanship Contest Friday, July 19, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (or approximately ½ hour after the end of the swine show) in the Swine/Sheep Livestock Barn at the Bureau County Fair Grounds. 

 

The Master Showmanship Contest recognizes 4-H youth who have excelled at showing animals at the 4-H fair. The participants will be judged on their handling of each of three species of animals: beef, sheep and swine. They also are quizzed by the judge on their knowledge of animal husbandry and livestock production. 

 

Plan to come watch the participants and cheer them on.  A winner from each species will receive recognition and top prizes will be given to the top two overall showmen.  The top overall winner will be eligible to represent Bureau County at the Illinois Master Showmanship contest at the Illinois State Fair to be held on Friday, August 9.  

 

Nature Detective Camp offered at University of Illinois Extension

Youth ages 5 – 12 are invited to join University of Illinois Extension in a fun, educational Nature Detective Camp.  The camp will be held at the U of I Extension office, 850 Thompson St., Princeton, on Wednesday, August 7th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

This free half-day camp will offer hands-on activities for youth to learn about nature, birds, monarchs, and more.  Youth will explore both indoors and outdoors, weather permitting.    

“Nature Detective Camp will be a great opportunity for area youth to experience a variety of activities related to nature,” Danielle Saletzki, University of Illinois Extension 4-H & Youth Program Coordinator shared.  “Participants will leave with not only new knowledge of the world around them, but also handmade items to enjoy at home.”

 

Interested youth may register by visiting http://go.illinois.edu/naturecamp or by calling the University of Illinois Extension at 815-875-2878.  Space is limited to the first 20 registered. Deadline to register is August 1st. Illinois 4-H is the largest out-of-school youth organization in Illinois, challenging youth to “learn by doing” with fun, hands-on activities that teach skills for living. 

 

If you need a reasonable accommodation, please indicate when registering. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs. For more information call University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit Office at 815-224-0889. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus.

 

The Mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. Visit our website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/blmp/

 

Boy Scout Troop 1063 to hold fundraiser at Culver's

Boy Scouts Troop 1063 will be holding a fundraiser at Culver’s Restaurant in Princeton on Tuesday, July 16th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.  The Troop will receive a percentage of the total sales during this time period.  The proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the scout’s summer trip to Camp Orr in Arkansas at the end of July.

 

Troop 1063 meets Monday nights at 7:00 pm at the Hampshire Colony Church in Princeton.  Our troop provides year-round programing for boys who have completed the 5th grade and are at least 10 years old, but have not reached the age of 18.  For information about Troop 1063 or in joining Troop 1063 of Princeton, contact Scout Master Jeremy Whitfield at 815-866-7966. 

 

Coronet Dodge, Inc. Achieves Specialized Ram Agriculture Truck Dealer Status to Better Serve Area Farmers

Coronet Dodge, Inc., Peru, Ill. has completed the stringent requirements to become an official RAM Agriculture Dealership to help them better understand the specific requirements that farmers and ranchers need for the trucks on their farming operations.

 

The Ram Agriculture Dealership designation enables them to be able to offer a specialized AgPack package to area farmers that provides a first ever return on their truck investment. AgPack is worth thousands of dollars to farm customers and lets the 7100 Illinois farm families know the dealership understands the uniqueness of agriculture. Farmers who purchase a new Ram truck from Coronet Dodge can then access AgPack.

 

This truck industry exclusive package includes a $2,500 rebate on any Titan® or Goodyear® farm tire product; 25% off MSRP on Rhino Ag Products plus a gift card valued between $100-200; a $1,000 seed corn or $250 soybean seed rebate from NK Seed; 1-year subscription to AgriEdge; a $1,000 credit towards AgroLiquid Crop Nutrition; $1,000 toward a new Reinke Irrigation system or $500 towards parts on any existing Reinke system; industry exclusive discounts on many Gallagher Livestock Products; up to $1,000 after purchase rebates on EBY trailers - stock, equipment, and grain; a $250 rebate on Knapheide upfit to the purchased Ram truck; and special financing from AgDirect®, Powered by Farm Credit® , offering flexible payment terms to match a farm’s income stream.

 

Plus, all of these benefits can be stacked on top of any manufacturer or dealer incentives currently being offered. To see this exclusive offer only available through a Ram Agriculture Dealership go to: https://www.ramagdealer.com/

 

To become part of this elite dealer group as a Ram Agriculture Dealership, Coronet Dodge was required to select a minimum of three team members to successfully complete an agricultural curriculum endorsed by the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization. The agriculture specialists at Coronet Dodge include Bill Walsh, Ken Credi, Bob Burns and Laurie Thomas.

 

With the initial curriculum complete, the Coronet Dodge team members will now participate in continuing education that extends their knowledge of everything important to Illinois agriculture, as it happens in real time. Ongoing education, combined with what Specialists learned through the Ag Awareness curriculum, will allow this dealership to become an educated partner with area agriculture by pro-actively anticipating and meeting the changing demands of its family farm customers.

 

To learn more about the program call any of the Ram Agricultural Specialists at Coronet Dodge at 844-801-3239. Or stop by and visit them at 3705 Frontage, Peru, IL 61354 or the web site at: www.cornetdodge.net

Bureau County 4-H Fair 2019 Special Events

The Bureau County 4-H Fair will be held July 18-20 at the Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton.  In addition to the project judging, there are several other special events planned. Here are some of the events the public can enjoy while visiting the fair to see the 4-H exhibits:

 

Thursday, July 18:

 

3:00 p.m.  Ag Olympics (sponsored by Bureau County Farm Bureau):  Have fun competing in these just-for-fun events with a small team.  This event is open to all 4-H members – be sure to register in advance! Sign-up poster in the Allen Building. 

 

7:00 p.m. Fashion Revue   4-H members take the runway to show off their clothing projects including sewing & textiles and clothing decision. The Fashion Revue will be held in the Hospitality Building. 

 

Friday, July 19:

 

4:00 – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy the 4-H livestock shows for Sheep at 4:00 p.m., Swine at 6:00 p.m. and the Master Showmanship Contest starting at 7:30 p.m. where youth use their showmanship skills on three different species Beef, Swine, and Sheep. 

 

Saturday, July 20:

 

8:30 am: Enjoy the 4-H livestock shows for Dairy at 8:30 a.m, Horse, Poultry, and Rabbits at 9:00 a.m., Market Beef followed by Breeding Beef at 9:30 a.m. and Waterfowl and Pigeons at 1:30 p.m.

 

3:30 p.m. Bob Talbot Memorial 4-H Sale of Champions (sponsored by the 4-H Sale of Champions Committee):  4-H members in livestock projects will be selling their market animals.  Come to the sale to support our youth!

 

5:00 p.m. Awards Program:  Will be held in the new hospitality building this year. Join us in a celebration of all we have accomplished during this year's fair!  General project awards will be given out at this time.  

 

If you would like to join 4-H or volunteer please contact the University of Illinois Extension-Bureau County Office at (815) 875-2878 or stop by the office located at 850 Thompson Street (in the Becker Professional Suites Building), Princeton. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed from noon to 1:00 p.m.). If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in programming, please indicate when calling/registering. 

For more information call University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit Office at 815-224-0889. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus.

 

The Mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. Visit our website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/blmp/

 

IVCC hosts Adult Student Info Session Aug. 6 at Princeton Library

Illinois Valley Community College’s Admissions office hosts an Adult Student Information Session from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 at Princeton Library, 698 E. Peru St.

 

This session is recommended for future adult students who want to learn more about attending IVCC.

 

Assistant Director of Admissions, Records and Transfer Services Aseret Loveland said, “Entering college as an adult student can be intimidating. This free session will help demystify the enrollment process and introduce prospective students to campus resources.”

 

For information, call (815) 224-0439; RSVP at www.ivcc.edu/events. Para preguntas en Español, llame (815) 224-0355, Sara.

IVCC holds free volunteer tutor training in August

The Adult Education Community Tutoring Program at Illinois Valley Community College will conduct free volunteer tutor training from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 and Thursday, Aug. 8 in Room CTC221.

 

Volunteers must have a desire to work with adult learners and be willing to tutor two-to-three hours each week. Teaching experience is not necessary, however, 10 hours of training through the program is required. Visiting an Adult Education classroom is an additional training component.

After completing training, volunteers have the option of tutoring in an English Language Acquisition class, an Adult Basic Education class or a High School Equivalency class. These classes follow the IVCC semester schedule in fall and spring. One-to-one tutoring might be available during summer months.

 

Free online tutor training is another option for volunteers whose schedules do not allow them to participate in the summer training sessions. For information, go to http://www.ivcc.edu/communitytutoring.

 

To register, contact Angela Dunlap, campus and community tutoring coordinator, at (815) 224-0479.

Levitt AMP Galva Music Series presents Henhouse Prowlers and Letitia VanSant

Get ready for some bluegrass, indie-folk, and americana music when Henhouse Prowlers and Letitia VanSant take the stage of the Levitt AMP Galva Music Series on Sunday, July 14th.

 

Founded over 14 years ago with the simple desire to play original and powerful bluegrass, the quartet that makes up the Henhouse Prowlers finds themselves at the intersection of performance, diplomacy and education. When performing live, presenting workshops and wherever they are, the Henhouse Prowlers find and spread the commonality we share as human beings through the universal language of music. On stage, the group's electrifying performances give audiences a sense of how much they love what they do.While bluegrass is the undeniable foundation of the Prowlers music, the band manages to bend and squeeze the traditional form into a sound all their own.

 

Letitia VanSant's lyrics are at once personally and politically relevant. Her distinct vocal style is fortified by sparse indie folk and Americana arrangements. In her music as in her life, VanSant has always sought to wrestle with worthy questions. Before her return to Baltimore, VanSant earned a Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues concentration from Macalester College (St. Paul, MN). Afterwards she worked for the Obama campaign in Detroit, and then did environmental organizing in Baltimore. Five years of work with a progressive advocacy group landed her in Washington DC. On weekends, she reflected on the state of society through her songs, earning a regional following in coffee shops and clubs. “We are in this political crisis in part because we have a lot of spiritual work to do,” says VanSant. “This moment requires us to think deeply about our priorities, to confront our fears, to really know ourselves. We have to build the relationships and the emotional fortitude to sustain a movement.”

 

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, blankets and coolers for an entertaining evening filled with music, food, and fun. There will also be activities for children and adults alike going on throughout the event. In addition, the following food vendors will also be available for those wishing for a bite-to-eat: Z Best, Boiler Room, Azteca de Oro, Snazzy’s Lemonade, Pop of the Morning, Anderson Family Coffee, and Special Kneads Bakery. All concerts are held at Wiley Park in Galva and provided free of charge.

 

The Levitt AMP Galva Music Series is supported in part the Quad City Arts Dollars, provided by the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Hubbell-Waterman Foundation, and John Deere, a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, the Mildred Arends Musical and Cultural Activities Fund and the Thomas & Lynn Landes Fund for Performing Arts at the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, and the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that empowers towns and cities across America to transform underused public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. Learn more at Levitt.org.

U of I Extension Information at the Princeton Public Library July 16

At the Princeton Public Library on Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. University of Illinois Extension Program Coordinator Meg Overocker will present “What Are the U of I Master Gardener and Master Naturalist Programs, and How Can I Get Involved?” This program is free and all are welcome to attend.

 

Are you curious about what the Master Gardener and Master Naturalist Programs are? Have you wondered how they can serve your community? Are you interested in joining fun, education and service-based volunteer programs? Join Master Gardener Meg Overocker as she discusses the missions of those programs, what they can offer your community, and how you can become involved. Meg will highlight success stories in local communities.

 

The Mission of the University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

Peru Arrests

 

Peru Police Department

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

Chief Doug Bernabei



 

Arrested:

 

Kilman R. Johnson age 39

No current address

 

Last two known addresses:

 

1902 4th Street, Apt 6 in Peru

This location was the apartment building recently purchased by the City of Peru, with the building then demolished and the site of an expected downtown business district parking lot to be constructed in the very near future.

 

1830 4th Street Apartment 2 in Peru

This location is a former commercial and apartment building that was recently purchased by the City of Peru who has been seeking proposals from interested individuals or groups desiring to renovate and revitalize the building for the betterment of the city.

 

Johnson was arrested at 2:00 pm this afternoon at the intersection of Third Street and Peoria Street, Friday July 5, 2019 by detectives with the Peru Police Departments Special Investigation unit on a sealed LaSalle County arrest warrant for two counts of the class 2 felony of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance-cocaine.  Judge Cynthia Raccuglia, who set bail at one-half million dollars, signed the warrant and an order sealing the warrant on request of Peru Police and the LaSalle County States Attorney’s office. Johnson was processed at the Peru Police Department and is currently being taken to the LaSalle County Jail.

 

Chief Bernabei stated that further arrests are fully expected as part of this latest investigative effort by the Peru police department.  “The distribution of illegal narcotics simply will not be tolerated in our community and strict and aggressive enforcement efforts will continue to be one of our greatest priorities as a City and police department.”

 

The charges in this case, as in all criminal cases are merely allegations and the defendants enjoy the presumption of innocence.



 

Grand Jury Schedule

Grand Jury Schedule

 Date: July 2, 2019    

 

Time

Name (Last, First, M.I.)

Case #

Age

Address

Charge(s)

Bond

I/O/W

 

Holzman, John

2019-CF-238

56

600 19th St., Mendota, IL

Crim. Sex. Assault, Agg. Crim. Sex. Abuse

O / 150k

 

Kemper, Ashleigh

2019-CF-226

28

738 E. Bluff St., Marseilles, IL

Theft

O / NTA

 

Rios-Lester, Brittany

2019-CF-205

28

906 N. Bloomington St., Streator, IL 

Unl. Del. C/S x6

I/500k

 

Edwards, Davon

2019-CF-222

23

1140 Lavergne Ave., Chicago, IL

Unl. Del. C/S x3

I/500k

 

Duncan, Demond

2019-CF-153

24

1012 E. Wilson St., Streator, IL 

Unl. Del. C/S

I/500k

 

Larabee, Ronald

2019-CF-233

64

1505 Johnson St., Ottawa, IL 

Agg. Home Repair Fraud, Home Repair Fraud, Theft

O/10k

 

Dennis, Breanna

2018-CF-546

20

1525 S. Illinois St., Streator, IL 

Unl. Poss. Stolen M/V

I/50k

 

Moreno-Gomez, Jose

2019-CF-244

37

113 Grove St., Rear Upstairs, Streator, IL 

Theft

O / NTA

 

Wheaton, Joseph

2019-CF-231

27

68 Carriage Ln. Est., Streator, IL

Crim. Dmg. Prop x2

O/5k 

 

Geiger, Kenneth

2019-CF-234

37

311 S. 3rd Ave., Streator, IL 

Unl. Failure to Regis. as Sex Off.

O/5k

 

Stuart, Michael

2019-CF-217

43

808 6th St., Peru, IL 

Agg. Batt. X3

O/30k

   

Stefanski, Michael

2019-CF-235

 

28

 

418 Anderson St., Apt. 7, Princeton, IL 

 

Retail Theft

 

O / NTA

 

Mercer, Stanley

2019-CF-236

24

305 E. Hill St., Tiskilwa, IL

Retail Theft

O / NTA

 

Quintana, Kyle L.

2019-CF-241

18

1929 10th St., Peru, IL 

Burglary

I/3k

 

Rahberg, Lindsey

2019-CF-243

34

2621 6th St., Peru, IL 

Retail Theft

O / NTA

 

Kempiak, Colter

2019-CF-220

33

3886 E. 2609th Rd., Sheridan, IL 

Burglary

O/7.5k

 

Vazquez-Trinidad, Armando

2019-CF-221

27

650 N. 17th Rd., Tonica, IL 

Agg. Crim. Sex. Abuse

O/50k

 

Lynch, Tara

2019-CF-225

46

1257 Holiday Dr., Somonauk, IL 

Agg. Dom. Batt., Agg. Batt.

I/150k

 

Stephens, Timothy

2019-CF-237

32

133 E. 2nd St., Oglesby, IL 

Child Porn

I/75k

 

Berg, Megen

2019-CF-239

35

616 E. Bronson St., Streator, IL 

Unl. Poss. Meth.

I/7.5k

 

Henry, Jason

2019-CF-240

29

609 Union St., Troy Grove, IL 

Agg. Batt., Resisting a P/O

I/40k

 

Osborne, Jason 

2019-CF-196

30

1040 2nd St., Apt. 707, LaSalle, IL 

UUDC

I/15k

           


 

University of Illinois Extension Offers Program On Youth Gardening

The Four Seasons Gardening Program from the University of Illinois Extension continues with a session titled “Youth Gardening: Back Pocket Lessons and Activities.”

 

Looking for simple but fun ways to get youth engaged in gardening? Join Brittnay Haag, horticulture educator, to learn some quick, easy, and highly engaging gardening activities that require minimal preparation that everyone that works with you should have in their back pocket.

 

This program will be offered via a live webinar on Tuesday, July 16th at 1:30 p.m. at the following University of Illinois Extension Offices: Bureau County in Princeton; Marshall-Putnam Counties in Henry; and LaSalle County in Ottawa. This webinar may also be viewed from wherever you have internet access by pre-registering at go.illinois.edu/4seasons_webinars. Recorded videos of these sessions can be viewed following the program at go.illinois.edu/fourseasonsrecordings.  

 

    This is the second in the summer series. The next program, titled “Going Organic: Are organic pesticides safer than synthetic?” is set for Tuesday, August 6th at 1:30 p.m. at the local University of Illinois Extension Offices previously listed.

Each session is free to the public. Advance registration is needed. Phone or email the LaSalle County University of Illinois Extension office for more details at 815-433-0707, or you may email Extension Program Coordinator Meg Overocker at meo@illinois.edu.  

 

If you need a reasonable accommodation, please indicate when registering. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs. For more information call University of Illinois Extension –LaSalle County at 815-433-0707. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus.

 

The Mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. Visit our website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/blmp/

 

FREE Pressure Canner Testing Offered

Enjoy the freshness of produce all year long when you preserve your food safely!  University of Illinois Extension will offer pressure canner gauge and seal testing at local Extension Offices.  

The service is free of charge and recommended annually to ensure a safe food preservation season.  Bring your pressure canner lid with the dial gauge and seal attached for testing. Remember, weighted pressure canners do not need to be tested.  

 

University of Illinois Extension FREE Pressure Canner Dial Gauge Testing:

 

  • Friday, July 12, 2019

University of Illinois Extension

1689 North 31st Road

Ottawa

 

  • Friday, July 19, 2019

University of Illinois Extension

850 Thompson Street
Princeton 

 

  • Friday, July 26, 2019

University of Illinois Extension

509 Front Street
Henry

 

Residents are welcome to drop off the pressure canner lid & gauge for testing if you are unable to come at scheduled times at your local Extension Offices in Ottawa, Princeton, and Henry.  

 

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate or need more information please contact Susan Glassman, Extension Educator, Nutrition & Wellness, University of Illinois Extension at 815-224-0889. 

 

Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry, and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus. The Mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. Visit our website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/blmp/

 

Peru Drug Bust

Peru Police Department

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

Monday July 1, 2019

Chief Doug Bernabei

 

 

 

 

Arrested: 

Larry A. Chandler age 40

1336 Crosat Street, LaSalle, Illinois

Formerly of 1830 4th Street Apartment 3, Peru, Illinois

 

Day/Date/Time/Location of arrest: 

Monday, July 1, 2019 11:28 am at 11th Street and Marquette Street in LaSalle assisted by LSPD.

 

Charge against Chandler:

LaSalle County Arrest warrant for Class 2 Felony Unlawful Delivery of a controlled substance-cocaine.  Bail set at one half million dollars. It is alleged that In May 2019, Chandler delivered cocaine in Peru as part of a Peru Police Special Investigations undercover police operation.  Chandler will be taken to the county jail this afternoon.

 

Case background:

After receiving reports of possible drug activity regarding the delivery of cocaine and methamphetamine in and around the Peru area the Peru Police Department SIU initiated undercover police operations and during the course of the investigation, it is alleged that numerous individuals delivered both cocaine and methamphetamine in May and June of 2019 while in the city of Peru.

 

The Peru Police Department Special Investigations Unit worked with the LaSalle County State’s Attorney’s office and secured a sealed arrest warrant against Chandler as well as several other individuals.  Information regarding those defendants will be released upon their arrests.

 

Agents with TRIDENT assisted Peru SIU during this investigation.

 

Chief Bernabei stated, “This undercover investigation and series of arrests will again demonstrate that City of Peru officials and the members of the police department simply will not tolerate illegal narcotics trafficking in our city.  The Peru Police Department will be forever vigilant and relentless in our commitment to keep our community safe.”  

 

The Special Investigations Unit is a Peru Police Department investigative arm that is dedicated full time to the enforcement of drug laws in our city.  The unit was authorized and budgeted by the Mayor and city council in 2011 and has been involved in hundreds of arrests over this time as well as the seizure of hundreds of thousands of dollars in suspected drug money.

 

The charges in this case, as in all criminal cases are merely allegations and the defendants enjoy the presumption of innocence.

 

SENATE WEEK IN REVIEW

 The United States Supreme Court ruled on June 27 that courts have no role in deciding whether state legislative and federal Congressional maps are drawn for the benefit of a certain political party, a decision that Senate Republicans say further underscores the need for the Illinois General Assembly to approve a state constitutional amendment to allow for fair maps in Illinois.

 

Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady issued the following statement in response to the United States Supreme Court ruling:

 

“Today’s ruling by the United States Supreme Court shows the time is now for the Illinois General Assembly to vote upon Senate Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 4.  This bipartisan measure, which has 37 sponsors (enough to pass the measure) would give the people of Illinois the opportunity to amend the Illinois Constitution and create a new, non-partisan system for drawing maps.

 

A healthy democracy requires competitive elections and new ideas, which is in the people’s best interest.  Our current system, which gives the party in power ultimate authority to redraw legislative maps, inhibits that.  As a result, I am calling on the Illinois Senate President to ensure this bipartisan measure gets called for a vote, and for the Governor to follow through with his pledge to support fair maps in Illinois. We need to take the power of drawing legislative maps away from politicians and put it in the hands of the people.”

 

Residents can voice their support for fair maps by signing a petition at http://senatorweaver.com/.

 

Recreational cannabis legal in Illinois beginning Jan. 1

 

In other action, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation on June 25 that makes Illinois the 11th state to legalize the recreational use and sale of cannabis for adults.

 

The new law (House Bill 1438/PA 101-0027) sets in place regulations for businesses, possession limits for consumers, tax rates, and a process for expungement of records.

 

Adults ages 21 and older can possess up to 30 grams of cannabis or five grams of concentrate.  Those with medical cannabis cards can grow up to five plants for personal use.

 

Businesses must be properly licensed and follow strict regulations to sell cannabis products; however, local governments have the option to opt out of allowing dispensaries in their jurisdiction.

 

The sale of cannabis is subject to an excise tax at both the wholesale and consumer level. Municipalities and counties can also impose taxes.  However, medical marijuana is exempt from all taxes.

 

The law also puts a process in place for those with possession offenses or manufacture/deliver offenses of 30 grams or less to have their records expunged by the Governor.  Those convicted of crimes dealing with 30 grams or more must apply to the Prisoner Review Board for possible expungement.

 

Adults can begin buying and using cannabis legally starting Jan. 1, 2020.

 

Several new laws taking effect July 1

 

The new fiscal year begins on July 1, and several new laws will also take effect.


Perhaps the most high-profile of these new laws to take effect on July 1 is the new law that increases the age to purchase tobacco, electronic cigarettes, or alternative nicotine products from 18 to 21.  House Bill 345/PA 101-0002 also eliminates penalties for underage possession; however, retailers will still be fined for selling restricted products to underage customers.  A number of communities in Illinois already have Tobacco 21 rules, but beginning July 1, this will be the statewide standard.

 

Other new laws taking effect July 1 include:

 

Texting While Driving Penalties (HB 4846/PA 100-0858): States that first-time incidences of driving while operating a handheld mobile device are considered a “moving violation,” and the operator using a hand-held device could face a $75 fine.  Previous law considered first-time offenses as a “non-moving violation.”

 

State Hospital Residents ID (SB 2903/PA 100-0717): Requires the Secretary of State to issue a standard Illinois ID card to a person upon conditional release or absolute discharge from the custody of the Illinois Department of Human Services.

 

Chronic Absence Data Collection (HB 5771/PA 100-0819): Requires any preschool that receives funding via the Preschool for All program to collect and review its chronic absence data and determine what systems of support and resources are needed to positively engage chronically absent students and their families to encourage the habit of daily attendance and promote success.

 

School Report Card Attendance (SB 1532/PA 100-0448): Provides that the State Report Card for schools must contain data on average daily attendance.

 

Instructional Day Definition (SB 28/PA 101-0012):  Defines a school instructional day as a minimum of five clock hours of seat time.  Provides that participation in dual credit enrollment, in a supervised career development experience, in a youth apprenticeship or in a blended learning program will be counted toward the calculation of clock hours of school work per day.  Expands the e-learning pilot program to all school districts and provides that the regional offices of education or intermediate service centers have the responsibility to verify e-learning programs prior to their use in a school district.

 

Diversion from Institutionalization (SB 2424/PA 100-0924): Requires the Illinois Department of Human Services to create the Diversion from Facility Based Care Program consisting of at least six homes in various locations to serve individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities who are at risk of institutionalization.

 

Government Entity Billing (SB 544/PA 100-0994): Amends the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act to allow for billing of certain government entities by circuit clerk for civil filing fees and to clarify civil case debt collection fees.

 

Illinois Liquor Control Commission (SB 3022/PA 100-1050): Makes the Illinois Liquor Control Commission independent from the Illinois Department of Revenue. The Commission had been merged with the Department by an Executive Order from Gov. Rod Blagojevich in 2003.

 

Meat Products for Personal Use (SB 1364/PA 100-1185): Expands the options a Type I meat processing establishment may pursue to process or slaughter meat for its own personal use.

 

Criminal Fines (SB 1328/PA 100-1161): Increases the minimum felony fine from $25 to $75.