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IVCC Ag Club Plans Produce Donations

OGLESBY – An initiative begun last year by Illinois Valley Community College’s student Ag Club will result in fresh produce going to district food pantries this summer and fall.  The club grew well over a thousand plants this year in the college greenhouse including 800 tomato and 500

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Smoky Fire Damages Streator Business

STREATOR – A warehouse caught fire Friday morning but the Streator Fire Department quickly extinguished the smoky blaze in around twenty minutes.  Lt. Bryan Park said they were called after 6 AM to the Schultz Monument Company in the 100 block of South Shabbona Street, and when they

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Local unemployment rates drop

OTTAWA –  Local unemployment rates are down this month and statewide numbers remain the same. According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, statewide unemployment rates are steady at 4.4 percent, but local county rates have decreased by nearly 2 percent.  Putnam County

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