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Urgent Need for Blood Donations Continue

ILLINOIS – The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season. According to the Red Cross, blood donations often decline during the holidays, along with severe winter weather causing blood

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Mendota 7th Grader Passes Away Suddenly

LASALLE – A child has died after collapsing at a basketball game Saturday in LaSalle.   Around 3:15 p.m. LaSalle EMS were called to Lincoln Junior High for the report of a child having a seizure.   The student was playing basketball for Mendota’s Holy Cross in a 7th grade tournament.  

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“Mamma Mia!” Auditions at IVCC

 OGLESBY – Auditions for the Illinois Valley Community College theatre department’s spring 2019 production of “Mamma Mia!” will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 and 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 in the Dr. Mary Margaret Weeg Cultural Centre. Callbacks will be Tuesday, Dec. 11. Auditions are

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Illinois gears up for 200th birthday party

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois turns 200 on Monday. And the state has a gala celebration planned The Illinois Bicentennial party that organizers have arranged at Chicago’s Navy Pier will be at times solemn, like a Cahokia Woodhenge solstice observed 1,000 years ago by some of the

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