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IVCH Auxiliary Donates $34,000 to Hospital

PERU – The Illinois Valley Community Hospital Auxiliary wrapped up its year with an announcement at its closing meeting that it had purchased more than $34,000 worth of medical equipment for IVCH in the past 12 months. Items obtained by the hospital with Auxiliary funds during the past year

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Proposal would let veterans groups gamble

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois bill would allow veterans organizations to install gambling machines in communities that would otherwise prohibit them. The Video Gaming Act would allow the state Gaming Board to give licensed veterans establishments permission to operate video gaming

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Severe storms bring large hail, wind damage

CHICAGO (AP) — Strong storms moving across the Midwest brought hail and wind gusts of more than 65 mph across the state. Golf ball sized hail was reported in Lee County. The National Weather Service says more storms are expected Thursday after the rounds of severe weather on Wednesday. Hail of

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Chicago sees drop in gun violence in April

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say that gun violence continues to drop this year. In a news release, the department says there have been significant decreases in the number of homicide, shooting incidents and shooting victims in the first four months of this year compared to the same period

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