• News for Press Release

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    OGLESBY, IL (January 11, 2019)-Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center is pleased to announce that the Lodge has been selected as a 2019 recipient of The Knot Best of Weddings Award. The digital wedding planning site honors its highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, the leading online wedding brand and app. This is the seventh ...read more
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    Friday, January 04, 2019
     The first baby of 2019 to be born at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru arrived Wednesday January 2, 2019 when Cindy Hernandez of LaSalle gave birth to a boy at 9:21pm.Jesus Lopez Jr entered the world weighing 8 pounds and 7ounces.  He was 19 1/2 inches in length at birth.The child is the first for Hernandez and her partner Jesus Lopez.Dr. Glenn Helwig delivered the baby.The last baby of ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Health, Press Release
    Friday, January 04, 2019
    St. Margaret’s is proud to announce the birth of the first baby of the New Year. Weighing 5 pounds 5 ounces and measuring 18.5 inches long, Alfredo Canchola was welcomed into this world at 11:06 p.m. on January 1, 2019. He is the son of Liliana Soto and Jose Alfredo Canchola of LaSalle.  The new arrival was delivered by Board Certified OB/GYN physician Dr. Craig Whatcott, of St. Margaret’s Women’s ...read more
    Categories: Health, Press Release, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Friday, January 04, 2019
    SRRC (formerly Easter Seals LBC) is proud to introduce Jack and Oliver Kinkin as the 2019 Ambassadors. Jack and Oliver are two-year old twin boys from Ottawa, IL. Oliver currently shows signs of Autism, but has yet to be officially diagnosed and Jack has a speech and developmental delays.    When Oliver was 18 months old, he wasn’t talking, had stopped babbling and had started making humming ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Fun Facts, Press Release
    Wednesday, January 02, 2019
     Joan Fernandez has been appointed Community Relations and Marketing Director at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.            Fernandez will continue to be in charge of the hospital’s community outreach department—a role she has filled since 2009—while also assuming communications and marketing responsibilities.            Fernandez has been a community outreach nurse since coming to ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Health
    Wednesday, January 02, 2019
    (Oglesby, IL) - Give Back Nights are a new event at Starved Rock Lodge where local non-profit groups receive a portion of the proceeds when guests come out to enjoy a delicious dinner buffet. Give Back Nights will take place every Wednesday (from January through April) in the Main Dining Room. The fundraiser runs from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy salads, Starved Rock Lodge’s Signature Fried ...read more
    Categories: Communities, Human Interest, Economic, Press Release
    Monday, December 17, 2018
         Jennifer Sines is the new pharmacy director at Illinois Valley Community Hospital.             A 2000 graduate of Creighton University’s School of Pharmacy, Sines has worked full-time as a pharmacist at IVCH since 2003.  Before then she had worked holidays and summers at the hospital as a pharmacy tech and later as a supplemental pharmacist.  Sines also worked for a time as a pharmacist for ...read more
    Categories: Health, Press Release, Human Interest
    Friday, December 14, 2018
    (Oglesby, IL) - Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center is now accepting donations to help fill its trolley with donations for Illinois Valley PADS homeless shelter. The "Holly Jolly Donation Trolley" will deliver the collection of donations before Christmas. IV PADS' top requests are: cleaning supplies, paper products, copier paper, disposable cups, coffee, tea, sugar, new socks & underwear, ...read more
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