• River Flood Warning - Click for Details
    ...FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON TO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...
    Effective: June 24, 2024 @ 4:36pm
    Expires: June 28, 2024 @ 3:00am
    LOCATION
    WHAT...Minor flooding is forecast.
    INFO1
    WHERE...Rock River near Joslin.
    INFO2
    WHEN...From Monday afternoon to early Friday morning.
    INFO3
    IMPACTS...At 12.5 feet, Water affects some summer cottages along the river.
    INFO4
    ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 7:45 PM CDT Sunday the stage was 10.3 feet. - Forecast...The river is expected to rise above flood stage tomorrow afternoon to a crest of 12.8 feet Tuesday morning. It will then fall below flood stage Thursday evening. - Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
    PRECAUTIONS
    Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas. Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. The next statement will be issued by Monday evening at 845 PM CDT.

Food Service Sanitation Certification Program at IVCC Begins June 6th

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The Continuing Education Center at Illinois Valley Community College is offering Food Service Sanitation Certification classes beginning June 6, 2023. Class are Tuesday and Thursday from 5 PM to 7:30 PM at the IVCC Ottawa Center from June 6th to 15th.

The food service sanitation classes are designed to assist the manager or potential manager in applying sanitation principles in food service establishments. Students learn to identify the causes of food-borne illness, identify and apply procedures for cleaning and sanitizing, recognize problems and potential solutions associated with facility, equipment and layout.

At the end of the classes, students will take the national ServSafe Protection Food Manager Certification exam. These classes are required in Illinois for Certified Food Protection Manager Certification and is an American National Standards Institute certified course accepted by the Illinois Department of Public Health. With successful completion and a passing grade students will attain the ServSafe CFPM license valid for five years.

Cost for the class is $130. The textbook, ServSafe Manager, 7th Edition, is available for purchase online at ivcc.ecampus.com. Due to the fast-paced nature of the class, students should purchase the book in advance and begin review prior to class.

To register, call 815-224-0427 or go to www.ivcc.edu/enroll.

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