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ISP: “Trooper in a Truck”

Springfield— Illinois State Police (ISP) officials and the Illinois Trucking Association partnered to bring a new safety initiative to Illinois called “Trooper in a Truck” to create greater awareness about distracted driving. The new program is helping officers spot and correct unsafe

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IVCC Receives Donation From Generous Family

OTTAWA – The Johnson family of Ottawa recently made a $2,000 donation to the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation. Gayle and Jeremy Johnson both graduated from IVCC in the early 2000s before transferring to Illinois State University. They are owners of JJ’s Pub in Ottawa and Gayle

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IVCC Receives Donation From Generous Family

OTTAWA – The Johnson family of Ottawa recently made a $2,000 donation to the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation. Gayle and Jeremy Johnson both graduated from IVCC in the early 2000s before transferring to Illinois State University. They are owners of JJ’s Pub in Ottawa and Gayle

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Shelter Plans Expansion

PERU – A local homeless shelter in Peru is expanding its facility. Executive Director Carol Alcorn of PADS Shelter says the expansion will provide exclusive rooms for families, as well as office and classroom space. According to Alcorn, homelessness apprears to be on the rise in Illinois

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