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Homeless shelters open Sept. 1

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
PERU, Illinois Valley PADS will open their shelters for the season beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1. People experiencing homelessness in LaSalle, Bureau or Putnam counties will be able to stay at the shelters, which are located in Peru and Ottawa.
This year, PADS anticipates an increase in homelessness due to cuts in state funding for preventative

Helping Hands for Jan benefit planned

Modified: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
MENDOTA, A benefit for long time Mendota resident, Jan Schaefer, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Mendota Elks. Schaefer, who has been a nurse for over 25 years, was diagnosed with stage 4 inflammatory breast cancer in May of 2013.
More information is available at www.facebook.com/helpinghandsforjan.

Women in their 60s and Alzheimer’s Disease; Walk to End Alzheimer's Sept. 10 at Baker Lake

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
PERU - The Alzheimer's Association reports that women in their 60s are about twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease over the rest of their lives as they are breast cancer. A woman's estimated lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer's at age 65 is 1 in 6, compared with nearly 1 in 11 for a man.
The Illinois Valley Walk

Sublette Car show Sept. 5

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
SUBLETTE - The annual Sublette Car Show featuring an extensive Kaiser-Frazer collection as well as Willys-Overland, Hudson and Nash vehicles will take place on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This unique array of vintage vehicles will be on display along Rt. 52, across from Vaessen Bros. Chevrolet in Sublette.

Military Briefs

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
DE KALB - Karina Avila of Mendota, an Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) cadet at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, has graduated from the Cadet Leader Course (CLC) at Fort Knox, Ky. CLC is a 30-day summer training event focused on training cadets to solve complex leadership issues and problems at the company level.

Carl’s Quiz

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
What country is home to the world's largest art gallery?

The answer to last week's quiz is: The percentage of U.S. workers (16 and over) who worked from home in 2013 was 4.4 percent. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)

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