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IVCC Hosts Event for Managing Stress

Illinois Valley Community College hosts “Coping Strategies for Managing Stress, Holidays, and Finals!” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 in Room CTC125. Participants will enjoy a relaxing hour of mindfulness activities. These awareness techniques may help them create coping strategies

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Turkey Preparation Key to Safe Thanksgiving

OTTAWA – With Thanksgiving approaching the CDC wants to remind those in charge of cooking to be aware of some tips to keep the holiday safe and healthy. They say that you should that your turkey in a refrigerator or in a sink of cold water that is changed every 30 minutes, or in a microwave. A

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Two Vehicle Accident Sends Two to Hospital

  LELAND – A two vehicle accident Friday afternoon sent both drivers to the hospital. Authorities state that 47-year-old David Underhill, of Ottawa, was just east of Leland on US Route 34 in Adams Township when he struck 21-year-old Melissa Silva’s vehicle that had stopped to make a

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LaSalle Man Charged in Trident Arrest

LASALLE – A man was charged and arrested in LaSalle after a Tri County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Investigation. According to Tri-DENT, on Thursday, they and LaSalle Police and County Sheriffs arrested 36-year-old Cordell L. Irons of LaSalle, at the intersection of 5th street and Bucklin

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Streator Announces Phone System Update

STREATOR – Streator announced at its Thursday City Council meeting that the city is replacing and upgrading its telephone systems. Council members said that the upgrade will save the city over ten thousand dollars annually, as the current telephone system is around twenty years old. The

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Celebration of Lights Opens Friday Night

LASALLE – A holiday favorite is back, the City of LaSalle presents the Celebration of Lights opening this evening at Rotary Park. Over 300 holiday displays will be brilliantly lit that you can drive through and enjoy, open weekdays 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and weekends 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. And while

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Mendota Man Arrested On Heroin Charges

MENDOTA – The Mendota Police Department reportedly discovered drugs on a person they spoke with who was on a bicycle Thursday.   In a release by the department, they say with information provided by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team, that they had reason to believe 35-year old

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