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Mendota 7th Grader Passes Away Suddenly

LASALLE – A child has died after collapsing at a basketball game Saturday in LaSalle.   Around 3:15 p.m. LaSalle EMS were called to Lincoln Junior High for the report of a child having a seizure.   The student was playing basketball for Mendota’s Holy Cross in a 7th grade tournament.  

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“Mamma Mia!” Auditions at IVCC

 OGLESBY – Auditions for the Illinois Valley Community College theatre department’s spring 2019 production of “Mamma Mia!” will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 and 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 in the Dr. Mary Margaret Weeg Cultural Centre. Callbacks will be Tuesday, Dec. 11. Auditions are

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IVCC Barn Demolition Begins Monday

OGLESBY – The old Illinois Valley Community College dairy barn just south of the south entrance to campus will be demolished beginning early Monday morning. S & K Excavating & Trucking of Yorkville will begin taking down the structure with their heavy equipment sometime after 6:30

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Scam Callers Reported in Bureau County

PEORIA – The Better Business Bureau is reporting scams in the Peoria and Bureau County area. According to the BBB, many of the calls are “robocalls” or automated calls. The BBB says in robocall versions, an automated recording declares that your Social Security number (SSN) “has been

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Dec. 1st : World AIDS Day!

OTTAWA – World AIDS Day is Saturday December 1st. According to HIV.gov, the Federal theme for the 2018 observance is “Saving Lives through Leadership and Partnerships”. World AIDS Day serves as an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, and remember those

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