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IVCC to Offer Agronomy Degree This Fall

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s agriculture program was bolstered when the Illinois Community College Board approved its application for an Associate of Applied Science degree in Agronomy. “This further expands the agriculture opportunities already available at IVCC,”

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Unemployment Down Again in Area

OTTAWA – The area jobless numbers are in and they are down over a percent from a year ago. With over 55,000 new jobs added statewide according to numbers provided by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, area unemployment also decreased. Unemployment in Bureau, LaSalle and Putnam

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Ambulance Involved in Collision

PERU – An Ambulance was involved in a collision Thursday evening in downtown Peru. A eastbound Peru Ambulance and vehicle collided at the intersection of Peoria Street and US Route 6, blocking the road for about an hour. Multiple people were taken from the scene, but the number and the

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Truck Driver Facing Heroin Charges

LASALLE – A traffic stop for a moving violation on a semi-tractor trailer on Wednesday evening led to the discovery of heroin and the arrest of the driver. The Illinois State Police say they stopped a southbound truck on I-39 just past the I-80 Interchange for a moving violation and during

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