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IVCC moves forward in Ag building plans

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s board approved construction contract’s for a new storage facility. The 6,000-square-foot metal building will be located just south of campus on the site of the dairy barn that was demolished last December. It will house equipment

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IVCC to increase student worker wages

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College is increasing student worker wages to comply with state mandate for incremental minimum wage boost in January. Payroll for IVCC would increase $1,350 per week to cover a total of 68 workers at $9.25 per hour. Cheryl Roelfsema, vice president for

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Streator preps for Hilton Hotel project

  STREATOR – The city of Streator is preparing their Northpoint Tax Increment Financing District for a hotel in the future. The proposed 82-room Hilton Tru hotel at Northpoint Plaza is expected to move forward according to City Engineer Jeremy Palm. By next year, he says he plans to

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No Tuition Increase For IVCC

OGLESBY – For the second straight year, Illinois Valley Community College’s administration will recommend no increase in tuition next year. The board’s audit finance committee met Thursday prior to the board’s regular monthly meeting and reviewed a plan to keep the combined tuition

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Celebration of Lights opens tomorrow!

LASALLE – A favorite holiday attraction in the city of LaSalle opens up this Friday night. The 7th annual Celebration of Lights at Rotary Park is bigger and brighter with 30 new displays. City of LaSalle Mayor Jeff Grove says its a team effort making the light display possible. Celebration

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