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Rochelle Railcar Plant to Close

ROCHELLE, Ill. (AP) — A railcar manufacturing plant in northern Illinois is set to close as the factory building goes up for auction. Nippon Sharyo announced Thursday that it would be closing its Rochelle plant at the end of this month after a failure to deliver 130 bi-level Amtrak passenger

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Heroin Overdoses in Ottawa

OTTAWA – 3 heroin overdoses within the last 30 minutes were reported in Ottawa today. According to the Ottawa Police Department the same batch of heroin is the cause for the 3 overdoses in just a short period of time. The Ottawa Police are asking everyone to share the information with any

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IVCC Approves Budget for 2019

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College is planning for an increase in their budget for 2019. Following a Thursday meeting, the IVCC Board announced that they had approved a $34.4 million budget for 2019, which will be an 8 percent increase over the previous year’s budget.

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Cherry Debuts New Art Installation

CHERRY – North Central Illinois Artworks will put up their 3rd installation of public art in Cherry. NCI ART President, Chris Coughlin teamed up with Chicago and Mendota based artist, Ray Paseka to help build a mural in appreciation to the community. According to Coughlin the goal of the

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