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New water tower up in Compton

COMPTON – The new water tower for the village of Compton has been erected.   It will be some time before it is put into service, but the major construction on the corner of Main & 4th Street is complete.  The village received a loan of $680,000 and a grant of $956,000 from the U.S.

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Patel wins Matthiessen Award from IVCC

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College graduate Devanshi Patel of La Salle was honered with college’s Frederick W. Matthiessen Award. Patel is transferring to Northern Illinois University this fall and plans to eventually attend medical school and become a physician. She was the

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Foodborne Illness Sickens 23 Illinoisans

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois public health officials unfortunately have more on their plate than just the coronavirus.  The Illinois Department of Public Health reported on Saturday that 23 cases across Illinois have been confirmed of what is a multi state outbreak of a food borne parasite. 

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Bird knocks out Oglesby power Saturday

OGLESBY – A power outage that lasted about an hour Saturday afternoon in Oglesby was caused reportedly by a bird.    Commissioner Jason Curran said that the Ameren substation near the fire department went down, causing the city and many other areas outside of town to lose power around

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45 New Covid Deaths for Illinois

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 45 deaths and 634 cases in the past 24 hours.  On Saturday, public health officials released the latest daily data, which was an increase of 16 deaths but a decrease of 28 cases since Saturday a week ago. 41 of the 45 deaths came

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