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IVCC to Propose Tuition Increase

OGLESBY – A $3 per credit hour tuition increase may be coming to Illinois Valley Community College starting this summer. According to IVCC President Jerry Corcoran, even with the increase, the school will be below the state average for community colleges. The increase is expected to

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Area Unemployment Lowest Since 2006

OTTAWA – Area unemployment rates were down to close out 2017 according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security to lowest rates since 2006. Livingston County remains the lowest with just 4.0%, followed by Putnam at 4.7%. LaSalle County dropped to 5.5% unemployment and Bureau County

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Missing Spring Valley Teen Found Dead

SPRING VALLEY – A teen who had been reported missing since January 23rd has been found dead south of Granville. On Saturday afternoon the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a body found in a ditch. Sunday evening, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office identified the

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Body Discovered South of Granville

GRANVILLE – A body was found Saturday afternoon south of Granville according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Around 1 PM the coroner was called and an investigation began at the location along County Highway 805 North. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Spring Valley

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Dental Clinics Return to IVCC

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s Dental Assisting Program is once again offering dental clinics to IVCC students, staff and the community. Screening days are Friday, Feb. 2 and 9 from 8 a.m. to noon and patients will receive a comprehensive exam and cavity-detecting X-rays.

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