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Tuskegee Airman dies at 98

CHICAGO (AP) — World War II African-American fighter pilot John Lyle, a Tuskegee Airman, is dead at age 98. Lyle’s wife, Eunice, says he died Saturday at his home on Chicago’s South Side. He had been battling prostate cancer. The members of the nation’s first black fighter

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USDA announces delay of crop reports

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday that it must delay the release of key crop reports due to the partial government shutdown, leaving investors and farmers without vital information during an already tumultuous time for agricultural markets. The USDA had

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IVCC hosting last minute registration

Illinois Valley Community College’s Ottawa Center, 321 W. Main St., is hosting a last-minute spring registration event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 12.Admissions, Counseling and Financial Aid personnel will be available to assist students in registering. “There are many reasons

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First baby of 2019 for IVCH

PERU – The first baby of 2019 to be born at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru arrived Wednesday. IVCH says, Cindy Hernandez of LaSalle gave birth to baby boy, Jesus Lopez Jr, weighing 8 pounds and 7 ounces. He was 19 1/2 inches in length at birth. The last baby of 2018 to be born

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